Job 6:28
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English Standard Version
“But now, be pleased to look at me, for I will not lie to your face.

King James Bible
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

American Standard Version
Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
However finish what you have begun, give ear, and see whether I lie.

English Revised Version
Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; for surely I shall not lie to your face.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident to you if I lie.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 For now ye are become nothing;

You see misfortune, and are affrighted.

22 Have I then said, Give unto me,

And give a present for me from your substance,

23 And deliver me from the enemy's hand,

And redeem me from the hand of the tyrant?

In Job 6:21, the reading wavers between לו and לא, with the Keri לו; but לו, which is consequently the lectio recepta, gives no suitable meaning, only in a slight degree appropriate, as this: ye are become it, i.e., such a mountain brook; for הייתם is not to be translated, with Stickel and others, estis, but facti estis. The Targum, however, translates after the Chethib: ye are become as though ye had never been, i.e., nothingness. Now, since לא, Aramaic לה, can (as Daniel 4:32 shows) be used as a substantive (a not equals a null), and the thought: ye are become nothing, your friendship proves itself equal to null, suits the imagery just used, we decide in favour of the Chethib; then in the figure the בתּהוּ עלה corresponds most to this, and is also, therefore, not to be explained away. The lxx, Syr., Vulg., translate לי instead of לו: ye are become it (such deceitful brooks) to me. Ewald proposes to read לי הייתם עתה כן (comp. the explanation, Ges. 137, rem. 3), - a conjecture which puts aside all difficulty; but the sentence with לא commends itself as being bolder and more expressive. All the rest explains itself. It is remarkable that in Job 6:21 the reading תּירוּ is also found, instead of תּראוּ: ye dreaded misfortune, and ye were then affrighted. הבוּ is here, as an exception, properispomenon, according to Ges. 29, 3. כּח, as Proverbs 5:10; Leviticus 26:20, what one has obtained by putting forth one's strength, syn. חיל, outward strength.

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evident unto you. Heb. before your face. if I lie.

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Cross References
Job 24:25
If it is not so, who will prove me a liar and show that there is nothing in what I say?"

Job 27:4
my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Job 33:3
My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely.

Job 36:4
For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

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