Job 32:11
New International Version
I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,

New Living Translation
“I have waited all this time, listening very carefully to your arguments, listening to you grope for words.

English Standard Version
“Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your wise sayings, while you searched out what to say.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, I waited while you spoke; I listened to your reasoning; as you searched for words,

King James Bible
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

New King James Version
Indeed I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, while you searched out what to say.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your skillful speech, While you pondered what to say.

NASB 1995
"Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.

NASB 1977
“Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.

Amplified Bible
“You see, I waited for your words, I listened to your [wise] reasons, While you pondered and searched out what to say.

Christian Standard Bible
Look, I waited for your conclusions; I listened to your insights as you sought for words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, I waited for your conclusions; I listened to your insights as you sought for words.

American Standard Version
Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, I kept silent for you and for your words, and I paid attention until you finished and I examined you with words

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hearken to my words; for I will speak in your hearing, until ye shall have tried the matter with words:

Contemporary English Version
I eagerly listened to each of your arguments,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words.

English Revised Version
Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

Good News Translation
I listened patiently while you were speaking and waited while you searched for wise phrases.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I waited for you to speak. I listened for you to share your understanding until you could find the right words.

International Standard Version
"Look! I have waited to hear your speech, so I listened to your insights while you searched for the right words to say.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasons, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, I have waited for your words, I give ear to your reasons, "" Until you search out sayings.

NET Bible
Look, I waited for you to speak; I listened closely to your wise thoughts,while you were searching for words.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.

World English Bible
"Behold, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
10Therefore I say, ‘Listen to me; I too will declare what I know.’ 11Indeed, I waited while you spoke; I listened to your reasoning; as you searched for words, 12I paid you full attention. But no one proved Job wrong; not one of you rebutted his arguments.…

Cross References
Job 32:10
Therefore I say, 'Listen to me; I too will declare what I know.'

Job 32:12
I paid you full attention. But no one proved Job wrong; not one of you rebutted his arguments.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say.

I waited for

Job 32:4
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

Job 29:21,23
Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel…

reasons.

Job 5:27
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Proverbs 18:17
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

Proverbs 28:11
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

what to say.









Verse 11. - Behold, I waited for your words; i.e. "I was full of expectation; I waited impatiently to hear what you would say." Then, while you spoke, I gave ear to your reasons - or, your reasonings; I did my best to apprehend your meaning - whilst ye searched out what to say. Professor Lee translates, "whilst ye examined Job's conclusions; but the Authorized Version is probably correct. Elihu means that he listened carefully while the friends hunted out all the arguments they could think of in order to confute Job.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Indeed,
הֵ֤ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

I waited
הוֹחַ֨לְתִּי (hō·w·ḥal·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope

while you spoke;
לְֽדִבְרֵיכֶ֗ם (lə·ḏiḇ·rê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

I listened
אָ֭זִין (’ā·zîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

your reasoning;
תְּב֥וּנֹֽתֵיכֶ֑ם (tə·ḇū·nō·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

as
עַֽד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

you searched
תַּחְקְר֥וּן (taḥ·qə·rūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately

for words,
מִלִּֽין׃ (mil·lîn)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic


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