Job 16:19
New International Version
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.

New Living Translation
Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high.

English Standard Version
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high.

Berean Study Bible
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high.

King James Bible
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

New King James Version
Surely even now my witness is in heaven, And my evidence is on high.

New American Standard Bible
“Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.

NASB 1995
“Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.

NASB 1977
“Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.

Amplified Bible
“Even now, behold, my Witness is in heaven, And my Advocate [who vouches and testifies for me] is on high.

Christian Standard Bible
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is in the heights!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is in the heights!

American Standard Version
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, behold, in Heaven are my witnesses, and my acquaintances in the High Place

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high.

Contemporary English Version
Even now, God in heaven is both my witness and my protector.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience is on high.

English Revised Version
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he that coucheth for me is on high.

Good News Translation
There is someone in heaven to stand up for me and take my side.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even now, look! My witness is in heaven, and the one who testifies for me is above,

International Standard Version
Even now, behold! I have a witness in heaven, my Advocate is on high.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Even now, behold, my Witness is in heaven, And He that testifieth of me is on high.

Literal Standard Version
Also, now, behold, my witness [is] in the heavens, And my testifier in the high places.

NET Bible
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.

New Heart English Bible
Even now, look, my witness is in heaven. He who vouches for me is on high.

World English Bible
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven. He who vouches for me is on high.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, now, lo, in the heavens is my witness, And my testifier in the high places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Decries his Comforters
18O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest. 19Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high. 20My friends are my scoffers as my eyes pour out tears to God.…

Cross References
Romans 1:9
God, whom I serve with my spirit in preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

Philippians 1:8
God is my witness how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:5
As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness!

Genesis 31:50
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, although no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me."

Job 16:18
O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.

Job 19:25
But I know that my Redeemer lives, and in the end He will stand upon the earth.

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.


Treasury of Scripture

Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

my witness

1 Samuel 12:5
And he said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.

Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

Romans 9:1
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

on high.

Job 25:2
Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

Psalm 113:5
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,









(19) My witness is in heaven.--It is very important to note passages such as these, because they help us to understand, and serve to illustrate, the famous confession in Job 19. This is surely a wonderful declaration for a man in the position of Job. What can the believer, in the full light of the Gospel revelation, say more, with the knowledge of One in heaven ever making intercession for him? And yet Job's faith had risen to such a height as this, and had grasped such a hope as this. In no other book of the Bible is there such a picture of faith clinging to the all-just God for justification as in the Book of Job.

Verse 19. - Also now, behold, my Witness is in heaven; rather, even now (see the Revised Version). Job claims God for his Witness, looks to him for an ultimate vindication of his character, is sure that in one way or another he will make his righteousness clear as the noonday in the sight of men and angels (see Job 19:25-27, of which this is in some sort an anticipation). My record - or, he that vouches for me (Revised Version) - is on high - one of the so frequent pleonastic repetitions of one and the same idea.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

now
עַ֭תָּה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

my witness
עֵדִ֑י (‘ê·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

is in heaven,
בַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (ḇaš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

and my advocate
וְ֝שָׂהֲדִ֗י (wə·śā·hă·ḏî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7717: A witness

is on high!
בַּמְּרוֹמִֽים׃ (bam·mə·rō·w·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4791: Altitude


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