Job 9:16
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New International Version
Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing.

New Living Translation
And even if I summoned him and he responded, I'm not sure he would listen to me.

English Standard Version
If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.

New American Standard Bible
"If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.

King James Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would pay attention to what I said.

International Standard Version
"Were I to be summoned, and he were to answer me, I wouldn't even believe that he was listening to what I have to say.

NET Bible
If I summoned him, and he answered me, I would not believe that he would be listening to my voice--

New Heart English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I cried out and he answered me, I do not believe that he would listen to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I had called, and He had answered me; Yet would I not believe that He would hearken unto my voice--

New American Standard 1977
“If I called and He answered me,
            I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who if I were to invoke him, and he answered me; yet I would not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

King James 2000 Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

American King James Version
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had listened to my voice.

American Standard Version
If I had called, and he had answered me, Yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if he should hear me when I call, I should not believe that he had heard my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me, I would not believe that he hearkened to my voice, --

English Revised Version
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet I would not believe that he had hearkened to my voice.

World English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
Though I had called and He answereth me, I do not believe that He giveth ear to my voice.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:14-21 Job is still righteous in his own eyes, ch. 32:1, and this answer, though it sets forth the power and majesty of God, implies that the question between the afflicted and the Lord of providence, is a question of might, and not of right; and we begin to discover the evil fruits of pride and of a self-righteous spirit. Job begins to manifest a disposition to condemn God, that he may justify himself, for which he is afterwards reproved. Still Job knew so much of himself, that he durst not stand a trial. If we say, We have no sin, we not only deceive ourselves, but we affront God; for we sin in saying so, and give the lie to the Scripture. But Job reflected on God's goodness and justice in saying his affliction was without cause.
Study Bible
Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man
15"For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge. 16"If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice. 17"For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.…
Cross References
Job 9:15
"For though I were right, I could not answer; I would have to implore the mercy of my judge.

Job 9:17
"For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 13:22
"Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then reply to me.
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