Job 42:5
New International Version
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.

New Living Translation
I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.

English Standard Version
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you;

Berean Study Bible
My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes have seen You.

King James Bible
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

New King James Version
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.

New American Standard Bible
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;

NASB 1995
"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;

NASB 1977
“I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees Thee;

Amplified Bible
“I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, But now my [spiritual] eye sees You.

Christian Standard Bible
I had heard reports about you, but now my eyes have seen you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You.

American Standard Version
I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth thee:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is by the hearing of the ear I have heard you, and now, behold, my eye has seen you!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have heard the report of thee by the ear before; but now mine eye has seen thee.

Contemporary English Version
I heard about you from others; now I have seen you with my own eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee.

English Revised Version
I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee,

Good News Translation
In the past I knew only what others had told me, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I had heard about you with my own ears, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.

International Standard Version
I've heard you with my ears; and now I've seen you with my eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I had heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth Thee;

Literal Standard Version
By the hearing of the ear I heard You, "" And now my eye has seen You.

NET Bible
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye has seen you.

New Heart English Bible
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.

World English Bible
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.

Young's Literal Translation
By the hearing of the ear I heard Thee, And now mine eye hath seen Thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Submits Himself to the LORD
4You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak. I will question you, and you shall inform Me.’ 5My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes have seen You. 6Therefore I retract my words, and I repent in dust and ashes.”…

Cross References
Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Ephesians 1:17
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:18
I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,

Job 26:14
Indeed, these are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the whisper we hear of Him! Who then can understand the thunder of His power?"

Job 42:6
Therefore I retract my words, and I repent in dust and ashes."

Isaiah 6:5
Then I said: "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."

Habakkuk 3:2
O LORD, I have heard the report of You; I stand in awe, O LORD, of Your deeds. Revive them in these years; make them known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy!


Treasury of Scripture

I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you.

heard

Job 4:12
Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.

Job 28:22
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

Job 33:16
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

mine

Job 23:8,9
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: …

Numbers 12:6-8
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream…

Isaiah 6:1
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.









Verse 5. - I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear. Hitherto, i.e., I have had nothing but hearsay knowledge of thee; I have not known thee in any true sense; but now - now that thou hast revealed thy-self - mine eye seeth thee; my spiritual eye is opened, and I begin to see thee in thy true might, thy true greatness, thy true inscrutableness. Now I recognize the distance which separates us, and feel how unreasonable it is that I should contend with thee, argue with thee, assume myself to be competent to pass judgment on thy doings. "Wherefore I abhor myself," etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My ears
לְשֵֽׁמַע־ (lə·šê·ma‘-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

had heard of You,
שְׁמַעְתִּ֑יךָ (šə·ma‘·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8088: Something heard, a sound, rumor, announcement, audience

but now
וְ֝עַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

my eyes
עֵינִ֥י (‘ê·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

have seen You.
רָאָֽתְךָ׃ (rā·’ā·ṯə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see


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