New International Version
I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons - Instead of תבונותיכם tebunotheychem, your reasons, תכונותיכם techunotheychem, your arguments, is the reading of nine of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. The sense, however, is nearly the same.
Whilst ye searched out what to say - עד תחקרון מלין ad tachkerun millin; "Whilst ye were searching up and down for words." A fine irony, which they must have felt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I waited for
reasons. Heb. understandings (Instead of tevoonotheychem, nine MSS. read techoonotheychem, 'your arguments;' but the sense is nearly the same.)
whilst (Ad tachkeroon millin, 'whilst ye were searching for words;' a fine irony, which they must have felt.)
what to say. Heb. words
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
"Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.
I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.
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