Job 21:3
New International Version
Bear with me while I speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.

New Living Translation
Bear with me, and let me speak. After I have spoken, you may resume mocking me.

English Standard Version
Bear with me, and I will speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.

Berean Study Bible
Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may go on mocking.

New American Standard Bible
"Bear with me that I may speak; Then after I have spoken, you may mock.

New King James Version
Bear with me that I may speak, And after I have spoken, keep mocking.

King James Bible
Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Christian Standard Bible
Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.

Contemporary English Version
And when I have finished, you can start your insults all over again.

Good News Translation
Give me a chance to speak and then, when I am through, sneer if you like.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may continue mocking.

International Standard Version
Bear with me and let me speak! Then, after I've spoken, you'll be free to mock me.

NET Bible
Bear with me and I will speak, and after I have spoken you may mock.

New Heart English Bible
Allow me, and I also will speak; After I have spoken, mock on.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bear with me while I speak. Then after I've spoken, you may go on mocking.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Suffer me, that I may speak; And after that I have spoken, mock on.

New American Standard 1977
“Bear with me that I may speak; Then after I have spoken, you may mock.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Suffer me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on.

King James 2000 Bible
Bear with me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

American King James Version
Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

American Standard Version
Suffer me, and I also will speak; And after that I have spoken, mock on.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Raise me, and I will speak; then ye shall not laugh me to scorn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Suffer me, and I will speak, and after, if you please, laugh at my words.

Darby Bible Translation
Suffer me and I will speak; and after I have spoken, mock on!

English Revised Version
Suffer me, and I also will speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Webster's Bible Translation
Suffer me that I may speak; and after I have spoken, mock on.

World English Bible
Allow me, and I also will speak; After I have spoken, mock on.

Young's Literal Translation
Bear with me, and I speak, And after my speaking -- ye may deride.
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
2“Listen carefully to my words; let this be your consolation to me. 3Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may keep mocking. 4Is my complaint against a man? Then why should I not be impatient?…
Cross References
Job 11:3
Should your babbling put others to silence? Will you scoff without rebuke?

Job 17:2
Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

Job 21:2
"Listen carefully to my words; let this be your consolation to me.

Treasury of Scripture

Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

that I may

Job 13:13
Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Job 33:31-33
Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak…

mock on

Job 12:4,5
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn…

Job 13:9
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Job 16:10,20
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me…







Lexicon
Bear with
שָׂ֭אוּנִי (’ū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

me while I
וְאָנֹכִ֣י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

speak;
אֲדַבֵּ֑ר (’ă·ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

then after
וְאַחַ֖ר (wə·’a·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

I have spoken,
דַּבְּרִ֣י (dab·bə·rî)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

you may keep mocking.
תַלְעִֽיג׃ (ṯal·‘îḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3932: To deride, to speak unintelligibly
Verse 3. - Suffer me that I may speak; or, suffer me, and I also will speak. There is an emphasis on the "I" (אנכי). Job implies that his opponents are not allowing him his fair share of the argument, which is an accusation that can scarcely be justified. Since the dialogue opened, Job's speeches have occupied eleven chapters, those of his "comforters" seven only. But a controversialist who has much to say is apt to think that sufficient time is not allowed him. And after that I have spoken, mock on. Job does not hope to convince, or silence, or shame the other interlocutors. When he has said his say, all that he expects is mockery and derision. 21:1-6 Job comes closer to the question in dispute. This was, Whether outward prosperity is a mark of the true church, and the true members of it, so that ruin of a man's prosperity proves him a hypocrite? This they asserted, but Job denied. If they looked upon him, they might see misery enough to demand compassion, and their bold interpretations of this mysterious providence should be turned into silent wonder.
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