Job 13 LEB

Job’s Fourth Speech Continues

1 "Look, my eye has seen everything; my ear has heard and has understood it.

References for Job 13:1

      2 {What youa know},b I myselfc also know-- I [am] not more inferior than you.d

      References for Job 13:2

        • Ǐ 13:2 - Plural
        • ǐ 13:2 - Literally "Like your knowledge"
        • Ǒ 13:2 - Emphatic personal pronoun
        • ǒ 13:2 - Plural
          3 But I would speak to Shaddai, and I desire to argue with God.
          4 "Bute youf {whitewash with lies};g all of youh [are] {worthless healers}.i

          References for Job 13:4

            • Ǔ 13:4 - Or "And but"
            • ǔ 13:4 - Plural
            • Ǖ 13:4 - Literally "coverers of lies"
            • ǖ 13:4 - Plural
            • Ǘ 13:4 - Literally "healers of worthlessness"
              5 {O that}j youk would keep completely silent, and [that] it would become wisdom for you.l

              References for Job 13:5

                • ǘ 13:5 - Literally "Who shall give"
                • Ǚ 13:5 - Plural
                • ǚ 13:5 - Plural
                  6 Please hear my argument, and listen attentively [to the] pleadings of my lips.
                  7 "Will youm speak falsely for God? And will youn speak deceitfully for him?

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                      8 {Will youo show partiality for him}?p Or do youq want to plead God's case?

                      References for Job 13:8

                        • ǝ 13:8 - Plural
                        • Ǟ 13:8 - Literally "his faces will you raise"
                        • ǟ 13:8 - Plural
                          9 [Will it be] well, if he examines you?r Or can yous deceive him like deceiving a human being?

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                              10 "Surely he will rebuke yout if {youu show partiality}v in secret.

                              References for Job 13:10

                                • Ǣ 13:10 - Plural
                                • ǣ 13:10 - Plural
                                • Ǥ 13:10 - Literally "faces you lift up"
                                  11 Will not his majesty terrify you,w and his dread fall upon you?x

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                                      12 Youry maxims [are] proverbs of ashes; yourz defenses [are] defenses of clay.

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                                          13 "{Let me have silence},{ and I myself| will speak, and let come over me whatever [may].

                                          References for Job 13:13

                                            • ǩ 13:13 - Literally "Be silent away from me"
                                            • Ǫ 13:13 - Emphatic personal pronoun
                                              14 Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and} put~ my life in my hand?

                                              References for Job 13:14

                                                • ǫ 13:14 - Hebrew "now"
                                                • Ǭ 13:14 - Or "should I put," or "will I put"
                                                  15 Look, [though] he kill me, I will hope in€ him; however, I will defend my ways {before him}.

                                                  References for Job 13:15

                                                    • ǭ 13:15 - Or "Though"
                                                    • Ǯ 13:15 - Or "for"
                                                    • ǯ 13:15 - Literally "to his faces"
                                                      16 Moreover, this [is] salvation to me, that [the] godless would not come {before him}.‚

                                                      References for Job 13:16

                                                        • ǰ 13:16 - Literally "to his faces"
                                                          17 "Listen carefully [to] my words, and [let] my exposition [be] in your ears.
                                                          18 Please look,ƒ I have prepared [my] case; I know that I myself„ will be vindicated.

                                                          References for Job 13:18

                                                            • DZ 13:18 - Or "Look here"
                                                            • Dz 13:18 - Emphatic personal pronoun
                                                              19 Who [is] he who will contend with me? For {then} I would be silent, and I would pass away.

                                                              Job Argues His Case with God

                                                              20 "Only you… must not do [these] two [things] to me; then I will not hide from your face:

                                                              References for Job 13:20

                                                                • dz 13:20 - Singular; the antecedent is God
                                                                  21 withdraw your† hand from me, and let not your‡ dread terrify me.

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                                                                      22 Thenˆ call, and I myself‰ will answer; or let me speak, thenŠ reply to me.

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                                                                        • Ƕ 13:22 - Hebrew "And"
                                                                        • Ƿ 13:22 - Emphatic personal pronoun
                                                                        • Ǹ 13:22 - Hebrew "and"
                                                                          23 "{How many}‹ [are] my iniquities and sins? Make known to me my transgression and my sin.

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                                                                            • ǹ 13:23 - Literally "Like what"
                                                                              24 Why do youŒ hide your face and count me as yourŽ enemy?

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                                                                                  25 Will you terrify a blown leaf? And will you pursue dry stubble?

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                                                                                      26 "Indeed, you‘ write bitter things against me, and you’ make me reap the iniquities of my childhood.

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                                                                                          27 And you“ put my feet in the block, and you” watch all my paths; you carve [a mark] on the soles of my feet.•

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                                                                                            • ȁ 13:27 - Singular
                                                                                            • Ȃ 13:27 - Singular
                                                                                            • ȃ 13:27 - Or "You mark/note my footprints"
                                                                                              28 And he himself –wastes away like something rotten, like a garment that [the] moth has eaten.

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                                                                                                • Ȅ 13:28 - Emphatic personal pronoun