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.

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
So be smart and listen!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

King James 2000 Bible
If now you have understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
If now [thou hast] understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words!

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

Webster's Bible Translation
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken 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.
Study Bible
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…







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

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

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

this;
זֹּ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

my words.
מִלָּֽי׃ (mil·lāy)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic
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). 34:16-30 Elihu appeals directly to Job himself. Could he suppose that God was like those earthly princes, who hate right, who are unfit to rule, and prove the scourges of mankind? It is daring presumption to condemn God's proceedings, as Job had done by his discontents. Elihu suggests divers considerations to Job, to produce in him high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him to submit. Job had often wished to plead his cause before God. Elihu asks, To what purpose? All is well that God does, and will be found so. What can make those uneasy, whose souls dwell at ease in God? The smiles of all the world cannot quiet those on whom God frowns.
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