New International Version
("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.
King James Bible
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!
World English Bible
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!
Young's Literal Translation
Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that one would hear me! - I wish to have a fair and full hearing: I am grievously accused; and have no proper opportunity of clearing myself, and establishing my own innocence.
Behold, my desire is - Or, הן תוי hen tavi, "There is my pledge." I bind myself, on a great penalty, to come into court, and abide the issue.
That the Almighty would answer me - That he would call this case immediately before himself; and oblige my adversary to come into court, to put his accusations into a legal form, that I might have the opportunity of vindicating myself in the presence of a judge who would hear dispassionately my pleadings, and bring the cause to a righteous issue.
And that mine adversary had written a book - That he would not indulge himself in vague accusations, but would draw up a proper bill of indictment, that I might know to what I had to plead, and find the accusation in a tangible form.
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my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me. or, my sign is that the Almighty will answer me
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Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"Though I cry, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!
"I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.
"Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man when he cries for help in his distress.
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.
How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him, that your case is before him and you must wait for him,
"Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
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