Job 13:17

17 Listen carefully to what I say; let my words ring in your ears.

Job 13:17 in Other Translations

17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
17 Keep listening to my words, and let my declaration be in your ears.
17 “Listen closely to what I am about to say. Hear me out.
17 You'd better pay attention to what I'm telling you, listen carefully with both ears.
17 Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration [ring] in your ears.

Job 13:17 Meaning and Commentary

Job 13:17

Hear diligently my speech
Or, "in hearing hear" F19; meaning, not only that his friends would attentively hear him, but continue to hear him; that they would hear him out what he had to say further: upon his expressing himself with so much faith and confidence in God, they might rise up from their seats and be preparing to be gone, as not having patience to hear a man talk so confidently, who they thought was a bad man and an hypocrite; or they might attempt to interrupt him while speaking, and therefore he desires they would be still, and patiently and diligently hear what he had more to say:

and my declaration with your ears;
that is, that they would listen to it attentively, when he doubted not but he should make his case as clear as the sun, and set it in such a point of view, as that it would appear most plainly to be right, and he to be a just man.


F19 (ewmv wemv) "audite audiendo", Pagninus, Montanus, Beza

Job 13:17 In-Context

15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.
16 Indeed, this will turn out for my deliverance, for no godless person would dare come before him!
17 Listen carefully to what I say; let my words ring in your ears.
18 Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.
19 Can anyone bring charges against me? If so, I will be silent and die.

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