Job 11:13
New International Version
“Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,

New Living Translation
“If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer!

English Standard Version
“If you prepare your heart, you will stretch out your hands toward him.

Berean Study Bible
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,

King James Bible
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

New King James Version
“If you would prepare your heart, And stretch out your hands toward Him;

New American Standard Bible
“If you would direct your heart rightly And spread out your hands to Him,

NASB 1995
“If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,

NASB 1977
“If you would direct your heart right, And spread out your hand to Him;

Amplified Bible
“If you direct your heart [on the right path] And stretch out your hands to Him,

Christian Standard Bible
As for you, if you redirect your heart and spread out your hands to him in prayer —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for you, if you redirect your heart and lift up your hands to Him in prayer—

American Standard Version
If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you have prepared your heart and you have stretched forth your hands to him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if thou hast made thine heart pure, and liftest up thine hands towards him;

Contemporary English Version
Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rut thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to him.

English Revised Version
If thou set thine heart aright, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

Good News Translation
Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you want to set your heart right, then pray to him.

International Standard Version
"Now for you, if you will prepare your heart, spread out your hands to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward Him--

Literal Standard Version
If you have prepared your heart, And have spread out your hands to Him,

NET Bible
"As for you, if you prove faithful, and if you stretch out your hands toward him,

New Heart English Bible
"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

World English Bible
"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

Young's Literal Translation
If thou -- thou hast prepared thy heart, And hast spread out unto Him thy hands,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
12But a witless man can no more become wise than the colt of a wild donkey can be born a man! 13As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him, 14if you put away the iniquity in your hand, and allow no injustice to dwell in your tents,…

Cross References
1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

Job 5:17
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 15:12
Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,

Job 22:23
If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored. If you remove injustice from your tents

Job 22:27
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

Psalm 77:2
In the day of trouble I sought the Lord; through the night my outstretched hands did not grow weary; my soul refused to be comforted.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart was not loyal, whose spirit was not faithful to God.


Treasury of Scripture

If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

prepare

Job 5:8
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Job 8:5,6
If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; …

Job 22:21,22
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee…

stretch

Psalm 68:31
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

Psalm 88:9
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Psalm 143:6
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.









Verse 13. - If thou prepare thine heart. Having indicated God's righteousness by these general remarks (vers. 7-12), and implied that Job's complaints are vain and futile, Zophar, in conclusion, addresses Job once more directly: "If thou (אתּה) prepare thine heart," cleanse it, that is, of all defilement, direct it, and set it straight (see Psalm 78:8) before God, then such and such results (set forth in vers. 15-19) will follow. And stretch out thine hands toward him. The outward act of worship must follow the inward movement of the heart, for the turning to God to be complete.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As for you,
אַ֭תָּ֗ה‪‬ (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you direct
הֲכִינ֣וֹתָ (hă·ḵî·nō·w·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

your heart
לִבֶּ֑ךָ (lib·be·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

and lift up
וּפָרַשְׂתָּ֖ (ū·p̄ā·raś·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

your hands
כַּפֶּֽךָ׃ (kap·pe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

to Him,
אֵלָ֣יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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