Job 8:5
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New Living Translation
But if you pray to God and seek the favor of the Almighty,

King James Bible
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

Darby Bible Translation
If thou seek earnestly unto �God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,

World English Bible
If you want to seek God diligently, make your supplication to the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:5 Betimes - Heb. rise early to seek him, if thou wouldest seek him speedily, early and diligently.

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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 5:17
"But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

Job 9:15
Even if I were right, I would have no defense. I could only plead for mercy.

Job 22:23
If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored--so clean up your life.

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