Job 19:27
New International Version
I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

New Living Translation
I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!

English Standard Version
whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!

Berean Study Bible
I will see Him for myself; my eyes will behold Him, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!

King James Bible
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

New King James Version
Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

New American Standard Bible
Whom I, on my part, shall behold for myself, And whom my eyes will see, and not another. My heart faints within me!

NASB 1995
Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!

NASB 1977
Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes shall see and not another. My heart faints within me.

Amplified Bible
Whom I, even I, will see for myself, And my eyes will see Him and not another! My heart faints within me.

Christian Standard Bible
I will see him myself; my eyes will look at him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will see Him myself; my eyes will look at Him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.

American Standard Version
Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If my eyes will see God, my kidneys see the light. It is ending, for I am ended by my resurrection

Brenton Septuagint Translation
which I am conscious of in myself, which mine eye has seen, and not another, but all have been fulfilled to me in my bosom.

Contemporary English Version
Yes, I will see him for myself, and I long for that moment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom I myself shall see, and my eyes shall behold, and not another: this my hope is laid up in my bosom.

English Revised Version
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. My reins are consumed within me.

Good News Translation
I will see him with my own eyes, and he will not be a stranger. My courage failed because you said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will see him with my own eyes, not with someone else's. My heart fails inside me!

International Standard Version
whom I will see for myself. My own eyes will look at him— there won't be anyone else for me!— He is the culmination of my innermost desire."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whom I, even I, shall see for myself, And mine eyes shall behold, and not another's. My reins are consumed within me.

Literal Standard Version
Whom I see on my side, "" And my eyes have beheld, and not a stranger, "" My reins have been consumed in my bosom.

NET Bible
whom I will see for myself, and whom my own eyes will behold, and not another. My heart grows faint within me.

New Heart English Bible
Whom I, even I, shall see on my side. My eyes shall see, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me.

World English Bible
Whom I, even I, shall see on my side. My eyes shall see, and not as a stranger. "My heart is consumed within me.

Young's Literal Translation
Whom I -- I see on my side, And mine eyes have beheld, and not a stranger, Consumed have been my reins in my bosom.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
26Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God. 27I will see Him for myself; my eyes will behold Him, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! 28If you say, ‘Let us persecute him, since the root of the matter lies with him,’…

Cross References
Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?


Treasury of Scripture

Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

I shall

Numbers 24:17
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

another.

Psalm 119:81
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

Philippians 1:23
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

within me.









(27) My reins be consumed within me.--i.e., with longing to see Him; literally, my reins are consumed in my bosom. The words "in my flesh" may mean from my flesh, or, without my flesh. Taken in the former sense and applied to the future, it is hard not to recognise in them, at the least, some dim conception of a resurrection.

(27) Whom I shall see for myself.--The words "see for myself" may mean see on my side, i.e., as my Judge and Avenger; or they may be the personal intensifying of the conviction which seems confirmed by the words, "and not a stranger." Do Job's words then teach the doctrine of the resurrection? Possibly not directly, but they express the firm conviction of that faith of which the resurrection is the only natural justification; they express a living trust in a living personal God, who, if He is to come into contact with man, cannot suffer His Holy One to see corruption nor leave His soul in hell. How far Job believed in the resurrection of the flesh hereafter, he certainly believed there was life out of death and through death here; and no man can believe in a living God and not believe that He must and will triumph over death. It is possible for us to believe in some dogma about the resurrection, and yet not believe in God. In this respect we shall be unlike Job. It is impossible for us to believe as he did and not be ready and thankful to believe in the resurrection of Christ, and of those who belong to Christ, as soon as the fact is proclaimed to us on sufficient authority. In this way, and for this reason, the confession of Job rightly stands at the head of the Christian Office for the Burial of the Dead, which looks forward to the resurrection, and lays fast hold thereon. Those who decline to see in Job's confession any knowledge or hope of a resurrection, must not forget that they have also to explain and account for Isaiah 26:19.

Verse 27. - Whom I shall see for myself. Not by proxy, i.e. or through faith, or in a vision, but really, actually, I shall see him for myself. As Schultens observes, an unmistakable tone of exultation and triumph pervades the passage. And mine eyes shall behold, and not another; i.e. "not the eyes of another." I myself, retaining my personal identity, "the same true living man," shall with my own eyes look on my Redeemer. Though my reins be consumed within me. There is no "though "in the original. The clause is detached and independent, nor is it very easy to trace any connection between it and the rest of the verse. Schultens, however, thinks Job to mean that he is internally consumed by a burning desire to see the sight of which he has spoken. (So also Dr. Stanley Leathes.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִ֨י ׀ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will see
אֶֽחֱזֶה־ (’e·ḥĕ·zeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

Him
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

for myself;
לִּ֗י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

my eyes
וְעֵינַ֣י (wə·‘ê·nay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

will behold Him,
רָא֣וּ (rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7200: To see

and not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

as a stranger.
זָ֑ר (zār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

How my heart
כִלְיֹתַ֣י (ḵil·yō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3629: A kidney, the mind

yearns
כָּל֖וּ (kā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

within me!
בְּחֵקִֽי׃ (bə·ḥê·qî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom


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