Job 23:1
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Then Job replied:

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Then Job spoke again:

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Then Job answered and said:

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Then Job answered and said,

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Then Job responded,

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Then Job replied,

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Then Job answered and said,

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Then Job answered and said,

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And Job answered and said:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Job answered and said,

Contemporary English Version
Job said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Job answered, and said:

English Revised Version
Then Job answered and said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Job replied [to his friends],

International Standard Version
Job's response was to say:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Job answered and said:

Literal Standard Version
And Job answers and says:

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Then Job answered:

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Then Job answered,

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Then Job answered,

Young's Literal Translation
And Job answereth and saith: --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Longs for God
1Then Job answered: 2“Even today my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.…

Cross References
Job 22:30
He will deliver even one who is not innocent, rescuing him through the cleanness of your hands."

Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Job answered and said,









XXIII.

(1) Then Job answered.--Job replies to the insinuations of Eliphaz with the earnest longing after God and the assertion of his own innocence; while in the twenty-fourth chapter he laments that his own case is but one of many, and that multitudes suffer from the oppression of man unavenged, as he suffers from the stroke of God.

Verses 1-24:25. - Job replies to Eliphaz in a speech of no great length, which, though it occupies two chapters, runs to only forty-two verses. He begins by justifying the vehemence of his complaints, first, on the ground of the severity of his sufferings (ver. 2), and secondly, on the ground of his conviction that, if God would bring him to an open trial before his tribunal, he would acquit him (vers. 3-12). By the way, he complains that God hides himself, and cannot be found (vers. 3, 8, 9). He then further complains that God is not to be bent from his purpose, which is set against Job (vers. 13-17). In ch. 24. he goes over ground already trodden, maintaining the general prosperity of the wicked, and their exemption from any special earthly punishment (vers. 2-24). He winds up, finally, with a challenge to his opponents to disprove the truth of what he has said (ver. 25). Verses 1, 2. - Then Job answered and said, Even to-day is my complaint bitter; i.e. even to-day, notwithstanding all that has been said by my opponents against my right to complain, I do complain, and as bitterly as ever. And I justify my complaint on the following ground - my stroke is heavier than my groaning. If I complain bitterly, I suffer even more bitterly (comp. Job 6:2).

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Hebrew
Then Job
אִיּ֗וֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch

answered:
וַיַּ֥עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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