Job 16:19
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New American Standard Bible
"Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.

King James Bible
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

Darby Bible Translation
Even now, behold, my Witness is in the heavens, and he that voucheth for me is in the heights.

World English Bible
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven. He who vouches for me is on high.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, now, lo, in the heavens is my witness, And my testifier in the high places.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

My witness is in heaven - That is, I can appeal to God for my sincerity. He is my witness; and he will bear record for me. This is an evidence of returning confidence in God - to which Job always returns even after the most passionate and irreverent expressions. Such is his real trust in God, that though he is betrayed at times into expressions of impatience and irreverence, yet he is sure to return to calmer views, and to show that he has true confidence in the Most High. The strength, the power, and the point of his expressions of passion and impatience are against his "friends;" but they "sometimes" terminate on God, as if even he was leagued with them against him. But he still had "permanent" or "abiding" confidence in God.

My record is on high - Margin "in the high places." It means, in heaven. Luther renders this, und der mich kennet, ist in der Hohe - and he who knows me is on high. The Hebrew is שׂהדי śâhêdı̂y - "my witness;" properly an eye witness. The meaning is, that he could appeal to God as a witness of his sincerity.

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Library
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
CLEARLY EXPLAINED, AND LARGELY IMPROVED, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL BELIEVERS. 1 John 2:1--"And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." By JOHN BUNYAN, Author of "The Pilgrim's Progress." London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms, in the Poultry, 1689. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. This is one of the most interesting of Bunyan's treatises, to edit which required the Bible at my right hand, and a law dictionary on my left. It was very frequently republished;
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 1:9
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

Philippians 1:8
For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed-- God is witness--

Genesis 31:50
"If you mistreat my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us, see, God is witness between you and me."

Job 16:18
"O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.

Job 19:25
"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to Him Who establishes peace in His heights.

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