New American Standard Bible
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.
King James Bible
Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Darby Bible Translation
But I will speak to the Almighty, and will find pleasure in reasoning with �God;
World English Bible
"Surely I would speak to the Almighty. I desire to reason with God.
Young's Literal Translation
Yet I for the Mighty One do speak, And to argue for God I delight.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Surely I would speak to the Almighty - I would desire to carry my cause directly up to God, and spread out my reasons before him. This Job often professed to desire; see Job 9:34-35. He felt that God would appreciate the arguments which he would urge, and would do justice to them. His friends he felt were censorious and severe. They neither did justice to his feelings, nor to his motives. They perverted his words and arguments; and instead of consoling him, they only aggravated his trials, and caused him to sink into deeper sorrows. But he felt if he could carry his cause to God, he would do ample justice to him and his cause. The views which he entertained of his friends he proceeds to state at considerable length, and without much reserve, in the following verses.
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Meditations against Despair, or Doubting of God's Mercy.
"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
"Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
"Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then reply to me.
"I would present my case before Him And fill my mouth with arguments.
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
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