New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.
King James Bible
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Darby Bible Translation
Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.
World English Bible
"Behold, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I gave ear to your reasons - Margin, "understandings." The meaning is, that he had given the most respectful attention to the views which they had expressed, implying that he had been all along present, and had listened to the debate.
Whilst ye searched out what to say - Margin, as in Hebrew, words. It is implied here that they had bestowed much attention on what they had said. They had carefully sought out all the arguments at their command to confute Job, and still had been unsuccessful.
LibraryThe Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
1. Conviction of guilt necessary.--2. A charge of rebellion against God advanced.--3. Where it is shown--that all men are born under God's law.--4. That no man hath perfectly kept it.--5. An appeal to the reader's conscience on this head, that he hath not.--6. That to have broken it, is an evil inexpressibly great.--7. Illustrated by a more particular view of the aggravations of this guilt, arising--from knowledge.--8. From divine favors received.--9. From convictions of conscience overborne.--10. …
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"So I say, 'Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.'
"I even paid close attention to you; Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job, Not one of you who answered his words.
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