Job 23 LEB

Job’s Eighth Speech: A Response to Eliphaz

1 Then Job answered and said,

References for Job 23:1

    • a 23:1 - Hebrew "And"
      2 "Even today my complaint [is] bitter; my hand is heavy in addition to my groaning.
      3 {O that} I knew and [that] I might find him; [O that] I might come to his dwelling.

      References for Job 23:3

        • b 23:3 - Literally "Who shall give"
          4 I would lay [my] case {before him}, and I would fill my mouth [with] arguments

          References for Job 23:4

            • c 23:4 - Literally "to his face"
              5 I want to know [the] words [with which] he would answer me, and I want to understand what he would say to me.
              6 Would he contend with me in [the] greatness of [his] strength? No, but he himself would give heed to me.

              References for Job 23:6

                • d 23:6 - Emphatic personal pronoun
                  7 There an upright person could reason with him, and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.
                  8 "When I go forward, {he is not there}, or backward, I cannot see him.

                  References for Job 23:8

                    • e 23:8 - Literally "and there is not he," or "and he is not"
                    • f 23:8 - Hebrew "and"
                    • g 23:8 - Hebrew "and I cannot see him"
                      9 {When he works} [on the] left, {I cannot perceive} [him]; he turns to [the] right, but I cannot see [him].

                      References for Job 23:9

                        • h 23:9 - Literally "At his working"
                        • i 23:9 - Literally "and I cannot see"
                        • j 23:9 - Hebrew "and"
                          10 But he knows {the way that I take}; he tests me--I shall come out like gold.

                          References for Job 23:10

                            • k 23:10 - Literally "way with me"
                              11 My foot has held on to his steps; I have kept his way, and I have not turned aside.
                              12 [From] the commandment of his lips, indeed I have not departed; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily food.

                              References for Job 23:12

                                  13 "But he [is] {alone}, and who can dissuade him? And {whatever he desires}, {indeed}, he does [it].

                                  References for Job 23:13

                                    • m 23:13 - Hebrew "And"
                                    • n 23:13 - Literally "as one"
                                    • o 23:13 - Literally "his inner self desires," or "his soul desires"
                                    • p 23:13 - Hebrew "and"
                                      14 For he will carry out {what he appoints for me}, and many [things] like these [are] with him

                                      References for Job 23:14

                                        • q 23:14 - Literally "my portion," or "my allotment"
                                          15 Therefore, I am horrified because of his presence; [when] I consider, I tremble because of him.

                                          References for Job 23:15

                                            • r 23:15 - Hebrew "and I tremble," or "then I tremble"
                                              16 Indeed, God has made my heart faint, and Shaddai has terrified me.

                                              References for Job 23:16

                                                  17 Indeed, I have not been silenced {because of darkness}, and because of me he conceals thick darkness.

                                                  References for Job 23:17

                                                    • t 23:17 - Literally "from the face of darkness"
                                                    • u 23:17 - Or "it"