Job 6:28
New International Version
"But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?

New Living Translation
Look at me! Would I lie to your face?

English Standard Version
“But now, be pleased to look at me, for I will not lie to your face.

Berean Study Bible
But now, please look at me; would I lie to your face?

New American Standard Bible
"Now please look at me, And see if I lie to your face.

King James Bible
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

Christian Standard Bible
But now, please look at me; I will not lie to your face.

Contemporary English Version
Look me straight in the eye; I won't lie to you.

Good News Translation
Look me in the face. I won't lie.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now, please look at me; would I lie to your face?

International Standard Version
Now be willing to face me, and I won't lie to your face.

NET Bible
"Now then, be good enough to look at me; and I will not lie to your face!

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I shall not lie to your face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But now, if you're willing, look at me. I won't lie to your face.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

New American Standard 1977
“And now please look at me, And see if I lie to your face.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, therefore, if ye desire, look upon me and see if I shall lie in your presence.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.

American King James Version
Now therefore be content, look on me; for it is evident to you if I lie.

American Standard Version
Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; For surely I shall not lie to your face.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But now, having looked upon your countenances, I will not lie.

Douay-Rheims Bible
However finish what you have begun, give ear, and see whether I lie.

Darby Bible Translation
Now therefore if ye will, look upon me; and it shall be to your face if I lie.

English Revised Version
Now therefore be pleased to look upon me; for surely I shall not lie to your face.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident to you if I lie.

World English Bible
Now therefore be pleased to look at me, for surely I shall not lie to your face.

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, please, look upon me, Even to your face do I lie?
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
27You would even cast lots for an orphan and barter away your friend. 28But now, please look at me; would I lie to your face? 29Reconsider; do not be unjust. Reconsider, for my righteousness is at stake.…
Cross References
Job 24:25
If this is not so, then who can prove me a liar and reduce my words to nothing?"

Job 27:4
my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Job 33:3
My words are from an upright heart, and my lips speak sincerely what I know.

Job 36:4
For truly my arguments are free of falsehood; one perfect in knowledge is with you.

Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore be content, look on me; for it is evident to you if I lie.

evident unto you.

Job 11:3
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Job 13:4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.







Lexicon
But now,
וְ֭עַתָּה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

please
הוֹאִ֣ילוּ (hō·w·’î·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2974: To show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything)

look at me;
פְנוּ־ (p̄ə·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

would I lie
אֲכַזֵּֽב׃ (’ă·ḵaz·zêḇ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3576: To lie, be a liar

to
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your face?
פְּ֝נֵיכֶ֗ם (pə·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(28) Now therefore be content to look upon me; for it will be evident unto you if I lie; or, for surely I shall not lie to your face.

Verse 28. - Now therefore be content, look upon me; rather, be pleased to look upon me. Professor Lee translates, "Look favorably upon me." But this addition is unnecessary. What Job desires is that his friends would look him straight in the face. Then they would not be able to doubt him. They would see that he was telling the truth. For it is evident unto you if I lie; rather, it will be evident unto you, etc. Others render the passage, "For surely I shall not lie to your face" (Schultens, Canon Cook, Revised Version). 6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
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