Job 5:27
New International Version
"We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."

New Living Translation
“We have studied life and found all this to be true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself.”

English Standard Version
Behold, this we have searched out; it is true. Hear, and know it for your good.”

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, we have investigated, and it is true! So hear it and know for yourself.”

King James Bible
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

New King James Version
Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself.”

New American Standard Bible
“Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself.”

NASB 1995
"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."

NASB 1977
“Behold this, we have investigated it, thus it is; Hear it, and know for yourself.”

Amplified Bible
“Behold this; we have investigated it, and it is true. Hear and heed it, and know for yourself [for your own good].”

Christian Standard Bible
We have investigated this, and it is true! Hear it and understand it for yourself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have investigated this, and it is true! Hear it and understand it for yourself.

American Standard Version
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This we searched and thus it is that we heard it, and know for yourself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, we have thus sought out these matters; these are what we have heard: but do thou reflect with thyself, if thou hast done anything wrong.

Contemporary English Version
Our experience has proven these things to be true, so listen and learn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, this is even so, as we have searched oat: which thou having heard, consider it thoroughly in thy mind.

English Revised Version
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Good News Translation
Job, we have learned this by long study. It is true, so now accept it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"We have studied all of this thoroughly! This is the way it is. Listen to it, and learn it for yourself."

International Standard Version
"Look! We have thought all this through, and what we've said is true; So please listen and learn for your own good!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo this, we have searched it, So it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, this—we searched it out—it [is] right, listen; And you, know for yourself!”

NET Bible
Look, we have investigated this, so it is true. Hear it, and apply it for your own good."

New Heart English Bible
Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."

World English Bible
Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, this -- we searched it out -- it is right, hearken; And thou, know for thyself!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
26You will come to the grave in full vigor, like a sheaf of grain gathered in season. 27Indeed, we have investigated, and it is true! So hear it and know for yourself.”

Cross References
Job 5:26
You will come to the grave in full vigor, like a sheaf of grain gathered in season.

Job 6:1
Then Job replied:


Treasury of Scripture

See this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

we have searched.

Job 8:8-10
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers: …

Job 12:2
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Job 15:9,10,17
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us? …

for thy good.

Job 22:2
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Deuteronomy 10:13
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

Proverbs 9:12
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.









(27) So it is.--It is the boastful confidence of Eliphaz which is so hard to bear. He speaks as though Job's experience were as nothing to his. "This is mine: take it to thyself, and make it thine."

Verse 27. - Lo this, we have searched it, so it is. Eliphaz does not claim to be delivering a Divine message, or in any way stating results which he has learnt from revelation. Rather is he declaring what he has "searched out;" i.e. gathered with much trouble from inquiry, observation, and experience. He is, however, quite confident that he has arrived at a true conclusion, and expects Job to accept it and act upon it. Hear it, and know thou it for thy good; literally, for thyself. Make the knowledge, i.e. which I have communicated to thee, thine own. Professor Lee observes, "Them is nothing in all this savouring of any asperity, as far as I can see, beyond the anxieties of true friendship. The sentiments delivered from ver. 17 to the end of the chapter are not only most excellent in themselves, but perfectly applicable to Job's case; and were, in the event, made good in every respect. It is true, we have not much sympathy expressed for Job's bereavements and afflictions. And, in this respect, Eliphaz was, no doubt, to blame" ('Book of the Patriarch Job' p. 216).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Indeed,
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

we have investigated,
חֲקַרְנ֥וּהָ (ḥă·qar·nū·hā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately

and it
הִ֑יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is true!
כֶּֽן־ (ken-)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

So hear it
שְׁ֝מָעֶ֗נָּה (mā·‘en·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

and
וְאַתָּ֥ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

know
דַֽע־ (ḏa‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

for yourself.”
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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