New American Standard Bible
"But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,
King James Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
Darby Bible Translation
But oh that +God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
World English Bible
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,
Young's Literal Translation
And yet, O that God had spoken! And doth open His lips with thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But oh that God would speak - Hebrew, "and truly, who will give that God should speak." It is the expression of an earnest wish that God would address him, and bring him to a proper sense of his ill desert. The meaning is, that if God should speak to him he would by no means find himself so holy as he now claimed to be.
LibraryGod Incomprehensible and Sovereign.
1 Can creatures to perfection find  Th' eternal uncreated mind? Or can the largest stretch of thought Measure and search his nature out? 2 'Tis high as heaven, 'tis deep as hell, And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high. 3 But man, vain man, would fain be wise, Born like a wild young colt he flies Thro' all the follies of his mind, And swells and snuffs the empty wind. 4 God is a King of power unknown, Firm are the orders of his throne; …
Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Whether Confidence Belongs to Magnanimity?
Divine Impartiality Considered.
Letter ix. Meditation.
"For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'
And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
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