Job 33:5
New International Version
Answer me then, if you can; stand up and argue your case before me.

New Living Translation
Answer me, if you can; make your case and take your stand.

English Standard Version
Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand.

Berean Study Bible
Refute me if you can; prepare your case and confront me.

King James Bible
If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

New King James Version
If you can answer me, Set your words in order before me; Take your stand.

New American Standard Bible
“Refute me if you can; Line up against me, take your stand.

NASB 1995
“Refute me if you can; Array yourselves before me, take your stand.

NASB 1977
“Refute me if you can; Array yourselves before me, take your stand.

Amplified Bible
“Answer me, if you can; Set yourselves before me, take your stand.

Christian Standard Bible
Refute me if you can. Prepare your case against me; take your stand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Refute me if you can. Prepare your case against me; take your stand.

American Standard Version
If thou canst, answer thou me; Set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If can you return an answer, be ready and stand before me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou canst, give me an answer: wait therefore; stand against me, and I will stand against thee.

Contemporary English Version
Now line up your arguments and prepare to face me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou canst, answer me, and stand up against my face.

English Revised Version
If thou canst, answer thou me; set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

Good News Translation
Answer me if you can. Prepare your arguments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Answer me if you can. Present your case to me, and take your stand.

International Standard Version
Answer me, if you can! Present your case! Take your stand in my presence!

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou canst, answer thou me, Set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

Literal Standard Version
If you are able—answer me, Set in array before me—station yourself.

NET Bible
Reply to me, if you can; set your arguments in order before me and take your stand!

New Heart English Bible
If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

World English Bible
If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

Young's Literal Translation
If thou art able -- answer me, Set in array before me -- station thyself.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
4The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. 5Refute me if you can; prepare your case and confront me. 6I am just like you before God; I was also formed from clay.…

Cross References
Exodus 8:20
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning, and when Pharaoh goes out to the water, stand before him and tell him that this is what the LORD says: 'Let My people go, so that they may worship Me.

Job 33:32
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you.


Treasury of Scripture

If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up.

If

Job 33:32,33
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee…

Job 32:1,12
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes…

set

Job 23:4,5
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments…

Job 32:14
Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

stand

Acts 10:26
But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.









Verse 5. - If thou canst answer me; rather, if thou canst answer thou me (see the Revised Version). Set thy words in order before me, stand up (comp. Job 23:4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Refute
הֲשִׁיבֵ֑נִי (hă·šî·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

me if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you can;
תּוּכַ֥ל (tū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power

prepare your case
עֶרְכָ֥ה (‘er·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

and confront me.
לְ֝פָנַ֗י (lə·p̄ā·nay)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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