New American Standard Bible
"Listen carefully to my speech, And let this be your way of consolation.
King James Bible
Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear attentively my speech, and let this replace your consolations.
World English Bible
"Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear ye diligently my word, And this is your consolation.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hear diligently - Hebrew "Hearing hear" - that is, hear attentively. What he was about to say was worthy of their solemn consideration.
And let this be your consolations - That is, "You came to me for the professed purpose of giving "me" consolation. In that you have wholly failed. You have done nothing to sustain or comfort me; but all that you have said has only tended to exasperate me, and to increase my sorrow. If you will now hear me attentively, I will take that as a consolation, and it shall be in the place of what I had a right to expect from you. It will be "some" comfort if I am permitted to express my sentiments without interruption, and I will accept it as a proof of kindness on your part."
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"Bear with me that I may speak; Then after I have spoken, you may mock.
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