Job 34:16
New International Version
“If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.

New Living Translation
“Now listen to me if you are wise. Pay attention to what I say.

English Standard Version
“If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.

Berean Study Bible
If you have understanding, hear this; listen to my words.

King James Bible
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

New King James Version
“If you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words:

New American Standard Bible
“But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.

NASB 1995
“But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.

NASB 1977
“But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.

Amplified Bible
“If you now have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.

Christian Standard Bible
If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I have to say.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I have to say.

American Standard Version
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: Hearken to the voice of my words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you understand, hear these things and give ear to the voice of my words

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take heed lest he rebuke thee: hear this, hearken to the voice of words.

Contemporary English Version
So be smart and listen!

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then thou hast understanding, hear what is said, and hearken to the voice of my words.

English Revised Version
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

Good News Translation
Now listen to me, if you are wise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you understand, listen to this. Open your ears to my words!

International Standard Version
If you have understanding, listen to this! Pay attention to what I have to say:

JPS Tanakh 1917
If now thou hast understanding, hear this; Hearken to the voice of my words.

Literal Standard Version
And if [there is] understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.

NET Bible
"If you have understanding, listen to this, hear what I have to say.

New Heart English Bible
"If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words.

World English Bible
"If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words.

Young's Literal Translation
And if there is understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
15all flesh would perish together and mankind would return to the dust. 16If you have understanding, hear this; listen to my words. 17Could one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One,…

Cross References
Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.

Job 34:17
Could one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One,


Treasury of Scripture

If now you have understanding, hear this: listen to the voice of my words.

Job 12:3
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Job 13:2-6
What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you…









Verse 16. - If now thou hast understanding, hear this. The appeal is not to Job, but to any wise and intelligent man among the many hearers who were present (see the comment on vers. 1, 2). Hearken to the voice of my words (comp. vers. 2, 10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you have understanding,
בִּ֥ינָה (bî·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 998: An understanding

hear
שִׁמְעָה־ (šim·‘āh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

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

listen to
הַ֝אֲזִ֗ינָה (ha·’ă·zî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

my words.
מִלָּֽי׃ (mil·lāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic


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