Job 5:8
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New International Version
"But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.

New Living Translation
"If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.

English Standard Version
“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause,

New American Standard Bible
"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;

King James Bible
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if I were you, I would appeal to God and would present my case to Him.

International Standard Version
"Now as for me, I would seek God if I were you; I would commit my case to God.

NET Bible
"But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would set forth my case.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But I would seek God's help and present my case to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;

New American Standard 1977
“But as for me, I would seek God,
            And I would place my cause before God;

Jubilee Bible 2000
I would certainly seek God, and unto God would I commit my affairs;

King James 2000 Bible
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

American King James Version
I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

American Standard Version
But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me I will seek unto God, and unto God commit my cause;

English Revised Version
But as for me, I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Webster's Bible Translation
I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:

World English Bible
"But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,

Young's Literal Translation
Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:6-16 Eliphaz reminds Job, that no affliction comes by chance, nor is to be placed to second causes. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed, as that between day and night, summer and winter; but it is according to the will and counsel of God. We must not attribute our afflictions to fortune, for they are from God; nor our sins to fate, for they are from ourselves. Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can truly call our own, but sin and trouble. Actual transgressions are sparks that fly out of the furnace of original corruption. Such is the frailty of our bodies, and the vanity of all our enjoyments, that our troubles arise thence as the sparks fly upward; so many are they, and so fast does one follow another. Eliphaz reproves Job for not seeking God, instead of quarrelling with him. Is any afflicted? let him pray. It is heart's ease, a salve for every sore. Eliphaz speaks of rain, which we are apt to look upon as a little thing; but if we consider how it is produced, and what is produced by it, we shall see it to be a great work of power and goodness. Too often the great Author of all our comforts, and the manner in which they are conveyed to us, are not noticed, because they are received as things of course. In the ways of Providence, the experiences of some are encouragements to others, to hope the best in the worst of times; for it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. And daring sinners are confounded, and forced to acknowledge the justice of God's proceedings.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Continues
7For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward. 8"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; 9Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number.…
Cross References
Job 13:2
"What you know I also know; I am not inferior to you.

Job 13:3
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."
Treasury of Scripture

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seek.

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unto God.

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