Job 13:6
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New International Version
Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.

New Living Translation
Listen to my charge; pay attention to my arguments.

English Standard Version
Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

New American Standard Bible
"Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.

King James Bible
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear now my argument, and listen to my defense.

International Standard Version
"Now listen to my dispute! Pay attention to my arguments.

NET Bible
"Listen now to my argument, and be attentive to my lips' contentions.

New Heart English Bible
Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please listen to my argument, and pay attention to my plea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

New American Standard 1977
“Please hear my argument,
            And listen to the contentions of my lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear now my dispute, and hearken to the arguments of my lips.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

American King James Version
Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

American Standard Version
Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear ye therefore my reproof, and attend to the judgment of my lips.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear now my defence, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

English Revised Version
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

World English Bible
Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, I pray you, my argument, And to the pleadings of my lips attend,
Study Bible
Job Reproves his Friends
5"O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom! 6"Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips. 7"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?…
Cross References
Job 13:5
"O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!

Job 13:7
"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Job 33:1
"However now, Job, please hear my speech, And listen to all my words.
Treasury of Scripture

Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 21:2,3 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations…

Job 33:1-3 Why, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and listen to all my words…

Job 34:2 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear to me, you that have knowledge.

Judges 9:7 And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of …

Proverbs 8:6,7 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my …

Verse 6. - Hear now my reasoning. As his friends have not kept silence, but have spoken, Job claims a right to be heard in his turn. If it be thought that he is somewhat impatient, it must be remembered that his opponents are three to one, all eager to catch him in a fault, and not very mild in their reprimands. And hearken to the pleadings of my lips. Job's "pleadings" are addressed, not to his friends, but to God, and are contained in vers. 14-28 of the present, and the whole of the succeeding chapter. Hear now my reasoning,.... Job entreats his friends that they would be no longer speakers, but hearers; that they would vouchsafe to sit still, and hear what he had to say; though he was greatly afflicted, he had not lost his reason, wisdom was not driven out from him, Job 6:13; he had still with him his reasoning powers, which he was capable of making use of, and even before God, and desires that they would attend to what he had to say on his own behalf:

and hearken to the pleadings of my lips; he was capable of pleading his own cause, and he was desirous of doing it before God as his Judge; and begs the favour of his friends to be silent, and hear him out, and then let judgment be given, not by them, but by God himself. 13:1-12 With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.
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