Job 9:16
New International Version
Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing.

New Living Translation
And even if I summoned him and he responded, I’m not sure he would listen to me.

English Standard Version
If I summoned him and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.

Berean Study Bible
If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would listen to my voice.

New American Standard Bible
"If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.

King James Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Christian Standard Bible
If I summoned him and he answered me, I do not believe he would pay attention to what I said.

Contemporary English Version
And if God came into court when I called him, he would not hear my case.

Good News Translation
Yet even then, if he lets me speak, I can't believe he would listen to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would pay attention to what I said.

International Standard Version
"Were I to be summoned, and he were to answer me, I wouldn't even believe that he was listening to what I have to say.

NET Bible
If I summoned him, and he answered me, I would not believe that he would be listening to my voice--

New Heart English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I cried out and he answered me, I do not believe that he would listen to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I had called, and He had answered me; Yet would I not believe that He would hearken unto my voice--

New American Standard 1977
“If I called and He answered me, I could not believe that He was listening to my voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who if I were to invoke him, and he answered me; yet I would not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

King James 2000 Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

American King James Version
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had listened to my voice.

American Standard Version
If I had called, and he had answered me, Yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if I should call and he should not hearken, I cannot believe that he has listened to my voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if he should hear me when I call, I should not believe that he had heard my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me, I would not believe that he hearkened to my voice, --

English Revised Version
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he hearkened unto my voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet I would not believe that he had hearkened to my voice.

World English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
Though I had called and He answereth me, I do not believe that He giveth ear to my voice.
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
15For even if I were right, I could not answer. I could only beg my Judge for mercy. 16If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would listen to my voice. 17For He would crush me with a tempest and multiply my wounds without cause.…
Cross References
Job 9:15
For even if I were right, I could not answer. I could only beg my Judge for mercy.

Job 9:17
For He would crush me with a tempest and multiply my wounds without cause.

Job 13:22
Then call me, and I will answer, or let me speak, and You can reply.

Treasury of Scripture

If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had listened to my voice.

If I had

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm 66:18-20
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: …

Psalm 116:1,2
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications…

would I

Job 29:24
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Exodus 6:9
And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Judges 6:13
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.







Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I summoned Him
קָרָ֥אתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and He answered me,
וַֽיַּעֲנֵ֑נִי (way·ya·‘ă·nê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

I do not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

believe
אַ֝אֲמִ֗ין (’a·’ă·mîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

He would listen
יַאֲזִ֥ין (ya·’ă·zîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

to my voice.
קוֹלִֽי׃ (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
Verse 16. - If I had called, and he had answered me. "If," that is, "I had challenged God to a controversy, and he had granted it, and bidden me to plead my cause at his bar, yet could I not suppose that he had really hearkened to me, and would allow me boldly to stand up before him and freely to challenge his doings. Such condescension on his part, such an abnegation of his supremacy, is inconceivable, and could not have acted on it." Yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice; rather, yet could I not believe. It was not that he would not have wished, but that he would not have been able, to believe. 9:14-21 Job is still righteous in his own eyes, ch. 32:1, and this answer, though it sets forth the power and majesty of God, implies that the question between the afflicted and the Lord of providence, is a question of might, and not of right; and we begin to discover the evil fruits of pride and of a self-righteous spirit. Job begins to manifest a disposition to condemn God, that he may justify himself, for which he is afterwards reproved. Still Job knew so much of himself, that he durst not stand a trial. If we say, We have no sin, we not only deceive ourselves, but we affront God; for we sin in saying so, and give the lie to the Scripture. But Job reflected on God's goodness and justice in saying his affliction was without cause.
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