Job 11:5
New International Version
Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you

New Living Translation
If only God would speak; if only he would tell you what he thinks!

English Standard Version
But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,

Berean Study Bible
But if only God would speak and open His lips against you,

New American Standard Bible
"But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,

King James Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

Christian Standard Bible
But if only God would speak and open his lips against you!

Contemporary English Version
But I wish God would speak

Good News Translation
How I wish God would answer you!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if only God would speak and declare His case against you,

International Standard Version
"But what if God were to speak? What if he were to talk with you,

NET Bible
But if only God would speak, if only he would open his lips against you,

New Heart English Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I only wish God would speak and open his mouth [to talk] to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But oh that God would speak, And open His lips against thee;

New American Standard 1977
“But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But oh, that God would speak and open his lips against thee

King James 2000 Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you;

American King James Version
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you;

American Standard Version
But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But oh that the Lord would speak to thee, and open his lips to thee!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I wish that God would speak with thee, and would open his lips to thee,

Darby Bible Translation
But oh that +God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

English Revised Version
But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

Webster's Bible Translation
But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

World English Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

Young's Literal Translation
And yet, O that God had spoken! And doth open His lips with thee.
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
4You have said, ‘My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.’ 5But if only God would speak and open His lips against you, 6and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves.…
Cross References
Job 11:4
You have said, 'My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.'

Job 11:6
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves.

Treasury of Scripture

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you;

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

Job 31:35
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Job 33:6-18
Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay…







Lexicon
But
וְֽאוּלָ֗ם (wə·’ū·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 199: However, on the contrary

if only
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

would speak
דַּבֵּ֑ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

and open
וְיִפְתַּ֖ח (wə·yip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

His lips
שְׂפָתָ֣יו (śə·p̄ā·ṯāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

against you,
עִמָּֽךְ׃ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
Verse 5. - But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee! "Oh that God would do," i.e. "what thou hast challenged him to do" - show thee wherein he contends with thee! (comp. Job 10:2). Then how would thy reasonings be confuted, and thy boastings be brought low! 11:1-6 Zophar attacked Job with great vehemence. He represented him as a man that loved to hear himself speak, though he could say nothing to the purpose, and as a man that maintained falsehoods. He desired God would show Job that less punishment was exacted than he deserved. We are ready, with much assurance, to call God to act in our quarrels, and to think that if he would but speak, he would take our part. We ought to leave all disputes to the judgment of God, which we are sure is according to truth; but those are not always right who are most forward to appeal to the Divine judgment.
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