Job 21:2
New International Version
“Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you give me.

New Living Translation
“Listen closely to what I am saying. That’s one consolation you can give me.

English Standard Version
“Keep listening to my words, and let this be your comfort.

Berean Study Bible
“Listen carefully to my words; let this be your consolation to me.

King James Bible
Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

New King James Version
“Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your consolation.

New American Standard Bible
“Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your way of consolation.

NASB 1995
“Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your way of consolation.

NASB 1977
“Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your way of consolation.

Amplified Bible
“Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be the consolation.

Christian Standard Bible
Pay close attention to my words; let this be the consolation you offer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay close attention to my words; let this be the consolation you offer.

American Standard Version
Hear diligently my speech; And let this be your consolations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Listen to hear my words and it will be understanding among you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear ye, hear ye my words, that I may not have this consolation from you.

Contemporary English Version
If you want to offer comfort, then listen to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, I beseech you, my words, and do penance.

English Revised Version
Hear diligently my speech; and let this be your consolations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Listen carefully to my words, and let that be the comfort you offer me.

International Standard Version
"Listen carefully to my words; let this encourage all of you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear diligently my speech; And let this be your consolations.

Literal Standard Version
“Hear my word diligently, And this is your consolation.

NET Bible
"Listen carefully to my words; let this be the consolation you offer me.

New Heart English Bible
"Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.

World English Bible
"Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear ye diligently my word, And this is your consolation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
1Then Job answered: 2“Listen carefully to my words; let this be your consolation to me. 3Bear with me while I speak; then, after I have spoken, you may go on mocking.…

Cross References
Job 21:1
Then Job answered:

Job 21:3
Bear with me while I speak; then, after I have spoken, you may go on mocking.


Treasury of Scripture

Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.

Hear

Job 13:3,4
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God…

Job 18:2
How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 33:1,31-33
Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words…

let this be

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

Job 16:2
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.









(2) Hear diligently my speech.--"Listen to my words, and let that be the consolation you give me."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Listen
שִׁמְע֣וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

carefully
שָׁ֭מוֹעַ (mō·w·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to my words;
מִלָּתִ֑י (mil·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

let this
זֹ֝֗את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

be
וּתְהִי־ (ū·ṯə·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

your consolation [to me].
תַּנְח֥וּמֹֽתֵיכֶֽם׃ (tan·ḥū·mō·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 8575: Compassion, solace


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