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Job 15:17

17 “Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,

Read Job 15:17 Using Other Translations

I will shew thee, hear me; and that which I have seen I will declare;
"I will show you; hear me, and what I have seen I will declare
“If you will listen, I will show you. I will answer you from my own experience.

What does Job 15:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 15:17

I will show thee, hear me
Here Eliphaz proceeds to illustrate and make plain, to clear and defend, his former sentiment and proposition, and into which the rest of his friends came; that only wicked, and not righteous men, are afflicted of God, especially in such a manner as Job was; and he proposes to show things worthy of his regard, and not such vain and unprofitable things which Job had uttered; and, in order to stir up and engage his attention, he says what follows:

and that [which] I have seen I will declare;
what he had been an eyewitness of himself; the same he had observed, ( Job 4:8 ) ; and such testimonies are most regarded, and reckoned most authentic and creditable, especially when they come from men of character; see ( Luke 1:1 Luke 1:2 ) ( 1 John 1:1 ) .

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