New American Standard Bible
"Then if you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.
King James Bible
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
Darby Bible Translation
If thou hast anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify thee.
World English Bible
If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you.
Young's Literal Translation
If there are words -- answer me, Speak, for I have a desire to justify thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If thou hast anything to say, answer me - In the previous verse, Elihu had asked that Job would hear all that he had to say. Yet here, in view of what he had said, he asks of him that if there were any thing from which he dissented, he would now express his dissent. We may suppose that he paused at this part of his speech, and as what he had said related particularly to Job, he felt that it was proper that he should have an opportunity to reply.
For I desire to justify thee - I would do you justice. I would not pervert what you have said, or attribute to you any wrong opinions or any improper motives Perhaps there may be included also a wish to vindicate him, if he possibly could. He did not desire to dispute for the sake of disputing, or to blame him if he could avoid it, but his aim was the truth; and if he could, he wished to vindicate the character of Job from the aspersions which had been cast upon it.
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Objection 1: It would seem that the testimony of the Father's voice, saying, "This is My beloved Son," was not fittingly added; for, as it is written (Job 33:14), "God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time." But the Father's voice had testified to this at the time of (Christ's) baptism. Therefore it was not fitting that He should bear witness to it a second time. Objection 2: Further, at the baptism the Holy Ghost appeared under the form of a dove at the same time as …
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