Job 40:5
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New International Version
I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."

New Living Translation
I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say."

English Standard Version
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.”

New American Standard Bible
"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

King James Bible
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have spoken once, and I will not reply; twice, but now I can add nothing.

International Standard Version
I spoke once, but I can't answer; I tried a second time, but I won't do so anymore."

NET Bible
I have spoken once, but I cannot answer; twice, but I will say no more."

New Heart English Bible
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I spoke once, but I can't answer- twice, but not again." Can You Be Like Me, Job?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Once have I spoken, but I will not answer again; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

New American Standard 1977
“Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;
            Even twice, and I will add no more.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Once I have spoken; but I will not answer; even twice, but I will proceed no further.

King James 2000 Bible
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

American King James Version
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.

American Standard Version
Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said : and another, to which I will add no more.

Darby Bible Translation
Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further.

English Revised Version
Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further.

Webster's Bible Translation
Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.

World English Bible
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."

Young's Literal Translation
Once I have spoken, and I answer not, And twice, and I add not.
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before God
4"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth. 5"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more." 6Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,…
Cross References
Job 9:3
"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

Job 9:15
"For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge.

Job 33:14
"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.

Psalm 62:11
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
Treasury of Scripture

Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further.

but I will not

Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

twice

Job 33:14 For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.

2 Kings 6:10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told …

Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.

but I will proceed

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Verse 5. - Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but l will proceed no further. The meaning is, "I have already spoken, not once, but more than once. Now I will be silent; I will say no more.' There is a sort of recognition that the arguments used were futile, but not a full and complete confession, as in Job 42:3. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer,.... Some think this refers to what he had just now said of his vileness, he had owned that, and that was all he had to say, or would say, he would give no other answer; Jarchi says, some suppose he has respect to his words in Job 9:22;

yea, twice; but I will proceed no further; the meaning seems to be, that he who had once and again, or very often, at least in some instances, spoken very imprudently and indecently, for the future would take care not to speak in such a manner: for this confession was not quite free and full; and therefore the Lord takes him in hand again, to bring him to make a more full and ingenuous one, as he does in Job 42:1. 5. Once … twice—oftentimes, more than once (Job 33:14, compare with Job 33:29; Ps 62:11):

I have spoken—namely, against God.

not answer—not plead against Thee.40:1-5 Communion with the Lord effectually convinces and humbles a saint, and makes him glad to part with his most beloved sins. There is need to be thoroughly convinced and humbled, to prepare us for remarkable deliverances. After God had shown Job, by his manifest ignorance of the works of nature, how unable he was to judge of the methods and designs of Providence, he puts a convincing question to him; Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? Now Job began to melt into godly sorrow: when his friends reasoned with him, he did not yield; but the voice of the Lord is powerful. When the Spirit of truth is come, he shall convince. Job yields himself to the grace of God. He owns himself an offender, and has nothing to say to justify himself. He is now sensible that he has sinned; and therefore he calls himself vile. Repentance changes men's opinion of themselves. Job is now convinced of his error. Those who are truly sensible of their own sinfulness and vileness, dare not justify themselves before God. He perceived that he was a poor, mean, foolish, and sinful creature, who ought not to have uttered one word against the Divine conduct. One glimpse of God's holy nature would appal the stoutest rebel. How, then will the wicked bear the sight of his glory at the day of judgment? But when we see this glory revealed in Jesus Christ, we shall be humbled without being terrified; self-abasement agrees with filial love.
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