Job 16:21
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New International Version
on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.

King James Bible
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend!

World English Bible
that he would maintain the right of a man with God, of a son of man with his neighbor!

Young's Literal Translation
And he reasoneth for a man with God, And a son of man for his friend.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that one might plead - Let me only have liberty to plead with God, as a man hath with his fellow.

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Ecclesiastes 6:10 That which has been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Romans 9:20 No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

neighbour. or, friend

Epistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician [153] . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
(Near Bethlehem, b.c. 5.) ^C Luke II. 8-20. ^c 8 And there were shepherds in the same country [they were in the same fields from which David had been called to tend God's Israel, or flock] abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. [When the flock is too far from the village to lead it to the fold at night, these shepherds still so abide with it in the field, even in the dead of winter.] 9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them [He stood upon the earth at their side, and did
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Job 16:20
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;

Job 16:22
"Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.

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