Job 35:14
New International Version
How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him, that your case is before him and you must wait for him,

New Living Translation
You say you can’t see him, but he will bring justice if you will only wait.

English Standard Version
How much less when you say that you do not see him, that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!

Berean Study Bible
How much less, then, when you say that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you must wait for Him,

King James Bible
Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

New King James Version
Although you say you do not see Him, Yet justice is before Him, and you must wait for Him.

New American Standard Bible
“How much less when you say you do not look at Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

NASB 1995
“How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

NASB 1977
“How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

Amplified Bible
“Even though you say that you do not see Him [when missing His righteous judgment on earth], Yet your case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

Christian Standard Bible
how much less when you complain that you do not see him, that your case is before him and you are waiting for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much less when you complain that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you are waiting for Him.

American Standard Version
How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even though you have said: “You shall not praise him; sue before him and beg him”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He beholds them that perform lawless deeds, and he will save me: and do thou plead before him, if thou canst praise him, as it is possible even now.

Contemporary English Version
he will surely deny your impatient request to face him in court.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea when thou shalt say : He considereth not : be judged before him, and expect him.

English Revised Version
How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, the cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

Good News Translation
Job, you say you can't see God; but wait patiently--your case is before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although you say that you pay attention to him, your case is in front of him, but you'll have to wait for him.

International Standard Version
Even though you complain that you can't perceive him, your case is already pending for judgment in his presence so keep on placing your hope in him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, when thou sayest thou canst not see Him-- The cause is before Him; therefore wait thou for Him.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, though you say you do not behold Him, Judgment [is] before Him, and stays for Him.

NET Bible
How much less, then, when you say that you do not perceive him, that the case is before him and you are waiting for him!

New Heart English Bible
How much less when you say you do not see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him.

World English Bible
How much less when you say you don't see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, though thou sayest thou dost not behold Him, Judgment is before Him, and stay for Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
13Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it. 14How much less, then, when you say that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you must wait for Him, 15and further, that in His anger He has not punished or taken much notice of folly!…

Cross References
Job 9:11
Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him; were He to move, I would not recognize Him.

Job 23:8
If I go east, He is not there, and if I go west, I cannot find Him.

Job 23:9
When He is at work in the north, I cannot behold Him; when He turns to the south, I cannot see Him.

Job 31:35
(Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my signature. Let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser compose an indictment.

Job 35:15
and further, that in His anger He has not punished or taken much notice of folly!


Treasury of Scripture

Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him.

thou sayest

Job 9:11
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

Job 23:3,8-10
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! …

yet

Job 9:19
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Job 19:7
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Psalm 77:5-10
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times…

trust

Psalm 27:12-14
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty…

Psalm 37:5,6
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass…

Psalm 62:5,8
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him…









(14) Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him.--Rather, Dost not behold Him.

Verse 14. - Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him; rather, How much less when thou sayest thou canst not see him! (compare the Revised Version); i.e. how much less will God attend to thy prayers when thou sayest that thou canst not see or find him (Job 9:11; Job 23:3, 8-10), that he is altogether hid from thee, and treats thee as an enemy (Job 33:10)! Still, judgment (or, the cause, i.e. "thy cause') is before him, or "awaits his decision." Therefore trust thou in him. Wait on, in patience and trust. The last word is not yet spoken.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How much less,
אַ֣ף (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

then, when
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you say
תֹ֭אמַר (ṯō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

that you do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

see Him,
תְשׁוּרֶ֑נּוּ (ṯə·šū·ren·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7789: To spy out, survey, lurk for, care for

that your case
דִּ֥ין (dîn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1779: Judgement, strife

is before Him
לְ֝פָנָ֗יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

and you must wait
וּתְח֥וֹלֵֽל (ū·ṯə·ḥō·w·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

for Him,
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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