Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity!

King James Version

Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

Holman Bible

If only my grief could be weighed
and my devastation placed with it in the scales.

International Standard Version

"If only my grief could be weighed; or my calamity piled together on a balance scale!

A Conservative Version

O that my grief were but weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

American Standard Version

Oh that my vexation were but weighed, And all my calamity laid in the balances!

Amplified

Oh, that my impatience and vexation might be [thoroughly] weighed and all my calamity be laid up over against them in the balances, one against the other [to see if my grief is unmanly]!

Bible in Basic English

If only my passion might be measured, and put into the scales against my trouble!

Darby Translation

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Oh that my grief and calamity were justly weighed and laid equally in the balances!

Julia Smith Translation

I would weighing, my anger shall be weighed, and my falls shall be lifted up in the balances together.

King James 2000

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

Lexham Expanded Bible

"If only my vexation could be well weighed, and my calamity could be lifted up together [with it] in [the] balances,

Modern King James verseion

Oh that my grief were but weighed, and my ruin laid in the balances together!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For then should it be heavier than the sand of the sea.

NET Bible

"Oh, if only my grief could be weighed, and my misfortune laid on the scales too!

New Heart English Bible

"Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances.

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that, weighed, were my vexation, and, my engulfing ruin - into the balances, they would lift up all at once!

Webster

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

World English Bible

"Oh that my anguish were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances!

Youngs Literal Translation

O that my provocation were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity in balances They would lift up together!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Oh that
לוּ לא לוּא 
Luw' 
if, would God, O that, Oh, would it might be, if haply, peradventure, Oh that, pray thee, Though, would
Usage: 22

my grief
כּעשׂ כּעס 
Ka`ac 
Usage: 25

שׁקל 
Shaqal 
Usage: 22

שׁקל 
Shaqal 
Usage: 22

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

in the balances
מאזן 
Mo'zen 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

Job's Second Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

1 Then Job answered, 2 "Oh that my grief were actually weighed And laid in the balances together with my calamity! 3 "For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash.


Cross References

Job 4:5

"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.

Job 23:2

"Even today my complaint is rebellion; His hand is heavy despite my groaning.

Job 31:6

Let Him weigh me with accurate scales, And let God know my integrity.

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