Job 31:35
Parallel Verses
New International Version
("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.

New Living Translation
"If only someone would listen to me! Look, I will sign my name to my defense. Let the Almighty answer me. Let my accuser write out the charges against me.

English Standard Version
Oh, that I had one to hear me! (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!) Oh, that I had the indictment written by my adversary!

New American Standard Bible
"Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written,

King James Bible
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only I had someone to hear my case! Here is my signature; let the Almighty answer me. Let my Opponent compose His indictment.

International Standard Version
"Who will grant me a hearing? Here's my signature —let the Almighty answer! Since my adversary indicted me,

NET Bible
"If only I had someone to hear me! Here is my signature--let the Almighty answer me! If only I had an indictment that my accuser had written.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If only I had someone who would listen to me! Look, here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me. Let the prosecutor write [his complaint] on a scroll.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Oh that I had one to hear me!-- Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me-- And that I had the indictment which mine adversary hath written!

New American Standard 1977
“Oh that I had one to hear me!
            Behold, here is my signature;
            Let the Almighty answer me!
            And the indictment which my adversary has written,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Oh that someone would hear me! Behold, my mark is, that the Almighty will testify for me, even though my adversary had written down the charges.

King James 2000 Bible
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

American King James Version
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

American Standard Version
Oh that I had one to hear me! (Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); And that I had the indictment which mine adversary hath written!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who would grant me a hearer, that the Almighty may hear my desire; and that he himself that judgeth would write a book,

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!

English Revised Version
Oh that I had one to hear me! (lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me;) and that I had the indictment which mine adversary hath written!

Webster's Bible Translation
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

World English Bible
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!

Young's Literal Translation
Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:33-40 Job clears himself from the charge of hypocrisy. We are loth to confess our faults, willing to excuse them, and to lay the blame upon others. But he that thus covers his sins, shall not prosper, Pr 28:13. He speaks of his courage in what is good, as an evidence of his sincerity in it. When men get estates unjustly, they are justly deprived of comfort from them; it was sown wheat, but shall come up thistles. What men do not come honestly by, will never do them any good. The words of Job are ended. They end with a bold assertion, that, with respect to accusation against his moral and religious character as the cause for his sufferings, he could appeal to God. But, however confident Job was, we shall see he was mistaken, chap. 40:4,5; 1Jo 1:8. Let us all judge ourselves; wherein we are guilty, let us seek forgiveness in that blood which cleanseth from all sin; and may the Lord have mercy upon us, and write his laws in our hearts!
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
34Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, And kept silent and did not go out of doors? 35"Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written, 36Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.…
Cross References
Job 19:7
"Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.

Job 27:7
"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.

Job 30:20
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.

Job 30:24
"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?

Job 31:36
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.

Job 35:14
"How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

Job 40:2
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
Treasury of Scripture

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

Oh

Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 17:3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with you; who is he that will strike …

Job 23:3-7 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!…

Job 33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God's stead: I also am formed …

Job 38:1-3 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said…

Job 40:4,5 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth…

my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me. or, my sign is that the Almighty will answer me

Job 13:21,22 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid…

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

mine

Job 13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Job 19:11,23,24 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me to him …

Job 33:10,11 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me for his enemy…

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with …

Jump to Previous
Accusation Accuser Adversary Almighty Book Defense Desire Ear Hear Indictment Mark Mighty Ruler Sign Someone Write Written
Jump to Next
Accusation Accuser Adversary Almighty Book Defense Desire Ear Hear Indictment Mark Mighty Ruler Sign Someone Write Written
Links
Job 31:35 NIV
Job 31:35 NLT
Job 31:35 ESV
Job 31:35 NASB
Job 31:35 KJV

Job 31:35 Biblia Paralela
Job 31:35 Chinese Bible
Job 31:35 French Bible
Job 31:35 German Bible

Alphabetical: Oh accuser adversary Almighty And answer Behold defense had has hear here his I in indictment is let me my now Oh one put sign signature someone that the to which writing written

OT Poetry: Job 31:35 Oh that I had one to hear (Jb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Job 31:34
Top of Page
Top of Page