New American Standard Bible
"But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
King James Bible
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Darby Bible Translation
But as for me I will seek unto �God, and unto God commit my cause;
World English Bible
"But as for me, I would seek God. I would commit my cause to God,
Young's Literal Translation
Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I would seek unto God - Our translators have omitted here the adversative particle אוּלם 'ûlâm but, yet, nevertheless, and have thus marred the connection. The meaning of Eliphaz, I take to be, "that since affliction is ordered by an intelligent Being, and does not spring out of the ground, therefore he would commit his cause to God, and look to him." Jerome has well expressed it, Quam ob rem ego deprecabor Dominum. Some have understood this as meaning that Eliphaz himself was in the habit of committing his cause to God, and that he exhorted Job to imitate his example. But the correct sense is that which regards it as counsel given to Job to look to God because afflictions are the result of intelligent design, and because God had shown himself to be worthy of the confidence of people. The latter point Eliphaz proceeds to argue in the following verses.
LibraryThe Death of the Christian
This morning, we shall consider the death of Christians in general; not of the aged Christian merely, for we shall show you that while this text does seem to bear upon the aged Christian, in reality it speaks with a loud voice to every man who is a believer. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." There are four things we shall mark in the text. First, we shall consider that death is inevitable, because it says, "Thou shalt come." Secondly, that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
Letter xxxii (A. D. 1132) to Thurstan, Archbishop of York
Afflictions and Death under Providence. Job 5:6-8.
'All Things are Yours'
"What you know I also know; I am not inferior to you.
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."
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