Job 37:20
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New Living Translation
Should God be notified that I want to speak? Can people even speak when they are confused?

King James Bible
Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall it be told him if I would speak? if a man so say, surely he shall be swallowed up.

World English Bible
Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it declared to Him that I speak? If a man hath spoken, surely he is swallowed up.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:20 Shall - I send a challenge to God, or a message that I am ready to debate with him concerning his proceedings? Speak - If a man should be so bold to enter the lists with God. Swallowed up - With the sense of his infinite majesty.

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Library
A Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 37:19
"So teach the rest of us what to say to God. We are too ignorant to make our own arguments.

Job 37:21
We cannot look at the sun, for it shines brightly in the sky when the wind clears away the clouds.

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