Job 42:5

5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.

Job 42:5 in Other Translations

5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;
5 I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
5 I admit I once lived by rumors of you; now I have it all firsthand - from my own eyes and ears!
5 I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You.

Job 42:5 In-Context

3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.
4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
7 After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 26:14; Romans 10:17
  • 2. Judges 13:22; Isaiah 6:5; S Matthew 5:8; Luke 2:30; Ephesians 1:17-18
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