English Standard Version
Why does your heart carry you away, and why do your eyes flash,
King James Bible
Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
American Standard Version
Why doth thy heart carry thee away? And why do thine eyes flash,
Why doth thy heart elevate thee, and why dost thou stare with thy eyes, as if they were thinking great things ?
English Revised Version
Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and why do thine eyes wink?
Webster's Bible Translation
Why doth thy heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
כּי is not affirmative: forsooth (Hirz.), but, confirmatory and explicative. This opinion respecting him, which is so sharply and definitely expressed by אתּה, thrusts itself irresistibly forward, for it is not necessary to know his life more exactly, his own mouth, whence such words escape, reveals his sad state: docet (אלּף only in the book of Job, from אלף, discere, a word which only occurs once in the Hebrew, Proverbs 22:25) culpam tuam os tuum, not as Schlottm. explains, with Raschi: docet culpa tua os tuum, which, to avoid being misunderstood, must have been חטאתך תאלף, and is a though unsuited to the connection. אלּף is certainly not directly equivalent to הגּיד, Isaiah 3:9; it signifies to teach, to explain, and this verb is just the one in the mouth of the censorious friend. What follows must not be translated: while thou choosest (Hirz.); ותבחר is not a circumstantial clause, but adds a second confirmatory clause to the first: he chooses the language of the crafty, since he pretends to be able to prove his innocence before God; and convinced that he is in the right, assumes the offensive (as Job 13:4.) against those who exhort him to humble himself. Thus by his evil words he becomes his own judge (ירשׁיעך) and accuser (יענו בך after the fem. שׂפתיך, like Proverbs 5:2; Proverbs 26:23). The knot of the controversy becomes constantly more entangled since Job strengthens the friends more and more in their false view by his speeches, which certainly are sinful in some parts (as Job 9:22).
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"If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him.
that you turn your spirit against God and bring such words out of your mouth?
"The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them.
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