Job 19:16
New International Version
I summon my servant, but he does not answer, though I beg him with my own mouth.

New Living Translation
When I call my servant, he doesn’t come; I have to plead with him!

English Standard Version
I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer; I must plead with him with my mouth for mercy.

Berean Study Bible
I call for my servant, but he does not answer, though I implore him with my own mouth.

King James Bible
I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

New King James Version
I call my servant, but he gives no answer; I beg him with my mouth.

New American Standard Bible
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore his favor with my mouth.

NASB 1995
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore him with my mouth.

NASB 1977
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer, I have to implore him with my mouth.

Amplified Bible
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer; I have to implore him with words.

Christian Standard Bible
I call for my servant, but he does not answer, even if I beg him with my own mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I call for my servant, but he does not answer, even if I beg him with my own mouth.

American Standard Version
I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, Though I entreat him with my mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I called my Servant and he did not answer me, and I entreated him with the words of my mouth and I begged him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I called my servant, and he hearkened not; and my mouth intreated him.

Contemporary English Version
and when I call my servants, they pay no attention.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I called my servant, and he gave me no answer, I entreated him with my own mouth.

English Revised Version
I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, though I entreat him with my mouth.

Good News Translation
When I call a servant, he doesn't answer--even when I beg him to help me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I call my slave, but he doesn't answer, though I beg him.

International Standard Version
"I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, Though I entreat him with my mouth.

Literal Standard Version
I have called to my servant, And he does not answer, With my mouth I make supplication to him.

NET Bible
I summon my servant, but he does not respond, even though I implore him with my own mouth.

New Heart English Bible
I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer. I beg him with my mouth.

World English Bible
I call to my servant, and he gives me no answer. I beg him with my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
To my servant I have called, And he doth not answer, With my mouth I make supplication to him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
15My guests and maidservants count me as a stranger; I am a foreigner in their sight. 16I call for my servant, but he does not answer, though I implore him with my own mouth. 17My breath is repulsive to my wife, and I am loathsome to my own family.…

Cross References
Job 19:15
My guests and maidservants count me as a stranger; I am a foreigner in their sight.

Job 19:17
My breath is repulsive to my wife, and I am loathsome to my own family.


Treasury of Scripture

I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.

my servant

Job 1:15,16,17,19
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee…









Verse 16. - I called my servant, and he gave me no answer. Astounding insolence in an Oriental servant or rather slave (עבד), who should have hung upon his master's words, and striven to anticipate his wishes. I intreated him with my mouth. Begging him probably for some service which was distasteful, and which he declined to render.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I call
קָ֭רָאתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

for my servant,
לְעַבְדִּ֣י (lə·‘aḇ·dî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

but he does not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

answer,
יַעֲנֶ֑ה (ya·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

though I implore
אֶתְחַנֶּן־ (’eṯ·ḥan·nen-)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

him
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

with
בְּמוֹ־ (bə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 1119: In, with, by

my own mouth.
פִ֝֗י (p̄î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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