Job 13:6
New International Version
Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.

New Living Translation
Listen to my charge; pay attention to my arguments.

English Standard Version
Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Berean Study Bible
Hear now my argument, and listen to the plea of my lips.

New American Standard Bible
"Please hear my argument And listen to the contentions of my lips.

King James Bible
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Christian Standard Bible
Hear now my argument, and listen to my defense.

Contemporary English Version
and listen to my argument.

Good News Translation
Listen while I state my case.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear now my argument, and listen to my defense.

International Standard Version
"Now listen to my dispute! Pay attention to my arguments.

NET Bible
"Listen now to my argument, and be attentive to my lips' contentions.

New Heart English Bible
Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please listen to my argument, and pay attention to my plea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

New American Standard 1977
“Please hear my argument, And listen to the contentions of my lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear now my dispute, and hearken to the arguments of my lips.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

American King James Version
Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

American Standard Version
Hear now my reasoning, And hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But hear ye the reasoning of my mouth, and attend to the judgment of my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear ye therefore my reproof, and attend to the judgment of my lips.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear now my defence, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

English Revised Version
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

World English Bible
Hear now my reasoning. Listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, I pray you, my argument, And to the pleadings of my lips attend,
Study Bible
Job Reproves His Friends
5If only you would be silent; for that would be your wisdom! 6Hear now my argument, and listen to the plea of my lips. 7Will you speak wickedly on God’s behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?…
Cross References
Job 13:5
If only you would be silent; for that would be your wisdom!

Job 13:7
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?

Job 33:1
But now, Job, hear my speech, and listen to all my words.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 21:2,3
Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations…

Job 33:1-3
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words…

Job 34:2
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.







Lexicon
Hear
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

now
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

my argument,
תוֹכַחְתִּ֑י (ṯō·w·ḵaḥ·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8433: Chastisement, correction, refutation, proof

and listen
הַקְשִֽׁיבוּ׃ (haq·šî·ḇū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

to the plea
וְרִב֖וֹת (wə·ri·ḇō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7379: Strife, dispute

of my lips.
שְׂפָתַ֣י (śə·p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
Verse 6. - Hear now my reasoning. As his friends have not kept silence, but have spoken, Job claims a right to be heard in his turn. If it be thought that he is somewhat impatient, it must be remembered that his opponents are three to one, all eager to catch him in a fault, and not very mild in their reprimands. And hearken to the pleadings of my lips. Job's "pleadings" are addressed, not to his friends, but to God, and are contained in vers. 14-28 of the present, and the whole of the succeeding chapter. 13:1-12 With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.
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