New American Standard Bible
"But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words.
King James Bible
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
Darby Bible Translation
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words!
World English Bible
"If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words.
Young's Literal Translation
And if there is understanding, hear this, Give ear to the voice of my words.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If now thou hast understanding hear this - This appears to be addressed to Job. The discourse before this had been directed to his three friends, but Elihu appears here to have turned to Job, and to have made a solemn appeal to him, whether this were not so. In the subsequent verses he remonstrates with him about his views, and shows him that what he had said implied severe reflections on the character and government of God.
DEAR FRIENDS, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must discuss any point, let it be with imperfect beings like ourselves, but not with the infallible and infinitely wise God; for, in most of our discussions, these questions wilt come back to us, "Should it be according to thy mind? Art thou master? Is everyone to be subordinate to thee?" I am going to speak, this evening, to those who have a quarrel with God concerning the way of salvation. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether Predestination is Certain
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
Directions to Awakened Sinners.
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
"Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
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