Job 23:3
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New International Version
If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!

King James Bible
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I knew where I might find him, that I might come to his seat!

World English Bible
Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat!

Young's Literal Translation
O that I had known -- and I find Him, I come in unto His seat,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that I knew where I might find him! - This and the following verse may be read thus: "Who will give me the knowledge of God, that I may find him out? I would come to his establishment; (the place or way in which he has promised to communicate himself); I would exhibit, in detail, my judgment (the cause I wish to be tried) before his face; and my mouth would I fill with convincing or decisive arguments;" arguments drawn from his common method of saving sinners, which I should prove applied fully to my case. Hence the confidence with which he speaks, Job 23:6.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Oh that

Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

Job 40:1-5 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said...

Isaiah 26:8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name...

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many...

where

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

2 Corinthians 5:19,20 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

Hebrews 4:6 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

that I might

Job 31:35-37 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book...

Library
April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 23:2
"Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.

Job 23:4
I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.

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