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.”

New American Standard Bible
"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. 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.

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

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

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

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

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."

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."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold that which we have searched out, so it is; hear it and judge it for thyself.

King James 2000 Bible
Lo this, we have searched it out, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

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

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

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Behold this, we have searched it out, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thyself.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy 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!
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



5:17-27 Eliphaz gives to Job a word of caution and exhortation: Despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Call it a chastening, which comes from the Father's love, and is for the child's good; and notice it as a messenger from Heaven. Eliphaz also encourages Job to submit to his condition. A good man is happy though he be afflicted, for he has not lost his enjoyment of God, nor his title to heaven; nay, he is happy because he is afflicted. Correction mortifies his corruptions, weans his heart from the world, draws him nearer to God, brings him to his Bible, brings him to his knees. Though God wounds, yet he supports his people under afflictions, and in due time delivers them. Making a wound is sometimes part of a cure. Eliphaz gives Job precious promises of what God would do for him, if he humbled himself. Whatever troubles good men may be in, they shall do them no real harm. Being kept from sin, they are kept from the evil of trouble. And if the servants of Christ are not delivered from outward troubles, they are delivered by them, and while overcome by one trouble, they conquer all. Whatever is maliciously said against them shall not hurt them. They shall have wisdom and grace to manage their concerns. The greatest blessing, both in our employments and in our enjoyments, is to be kept from sin. They shall finish their course with joy and honour. That man lives long enough who has done his work, and is fit for another world. It is a mercy to die seasonably, as the corn is cut and housed when fully ripe; not till then, but then not suffered to stand any longer. Our times are in God's hands; it is well they are so. Believers are not to expect great wealth, long life, or to be free from trials. But all will be ordered for the best. And remark from Job's history, that steadiness of mind and heart under trial, is one of the highest attainments of faith. There is little exercise for faith when all things go well. But if God raises a storm, permits the enemy to send wave after wave, and seemingly stands aloof from our prayers, then, still to hang on and trust God, when we cannot trace him, this is the patience of the saints. Blessed Saviour! how sweet it is to look unto thee, the Author and Finisher of faith, in such moments!
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