Job 27:12
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English Standard Version
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?

King James Bible
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

American Standard Version
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; Why then are ye become altogether vain?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold you all know it, and why do you speak vain things without cause?

English Revised Version
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye become altogether vain?

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

Job 27:12 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Then Job continued to take up his proverb, and said:

2 As God liveth, who hath deprived me of my right,

And the Almighty, who hath sorely saddened my soul -

3 For still all my breath is in me,

And the breath of Eloah in my nostrils -

4 My lips do not speak what is false,

And my tongue uttereth not deceit!

5 Far be it from me, to grant that you are in the right:

Till I die I will not remove my innocence from me.

6 My righteousness I hold fast, and let it not go:

My heart reproacheth not any of my days.

7 Mine enemy must appear as an evil-doer,

And he who riseth up against me as unrighteous.

The friends are silent, Job remains master of the discourse, and his continued speech is introduced as a continued שׂאת משׁלו (after the analogy of the phrase נשׂא קול), as in Numbers 23:7 and further on, the oracles of Balaam. משׁל is speech of a more elevated tone and more figurative character; here, as frequently, the unaffected outgrowth of an elevated solemn mood. The introduction of the ultimatum, as משׁל, reminds one of "the proverb (el-methel) seals it" in the mouth of the Arab, since in common life it is customary to use a pithy saying as the final proof at the conclusion of a speech.


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Cross References
Job 27:11
I will teach you concerning the hand of God; what is with the Almighty I will not conceal.

Job 27:13
"This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage that oppressors receive from the Almighty:

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