Job 20:2
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New International Version
"My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.

King James Bible
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore do my thoughts give me an answer, and for this is my haste within me.

World English Bible
"Therefore do my thoughts give answer to me, even by reason of my haste that is in me.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore my thoughts cause me to answer, And because of my sensations in me.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore do my thoughts - It has already been observed that Zophar was the most inveterate of all Job's enemies, for we really must cease to call them friends. He sets no bounds to his invective, and outrages every rule of charity. A man of such a bitter spirit must have been, in general, very unhappy. With him Job is, by insinuation, every thing that is base, vile, and hypocritical. Mr. Good translates this verse thus: "Whither would my tumult transport me? And how far my agitation within me?" This is all the modesty that appears in Zophar's discourse. He acknowledges that he is pressed by the impetuosity of his spirit to reply to Job's self-vindication. The original is variously translated, but the sense is as above.

For this I make haste - ובעבור חושי בי ubaabur chushi bi, there is sensibility in me, and my feelings provoke me to reply.

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my thoughts

Job 20:3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.

Job 4:2 If we assay to commune with you, will you be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?

Job 13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

Job 32:13-20 Lest you should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusts him down, not man...

Psalm 39:2,3 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred...

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name...

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

and for

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

Psalm 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 29:20 See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Mark 6:25 And she came in straightway with haste to the king, and asked, saying...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

I make haste. Heb. my haste is in me

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June 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

God.
GLORY OF GOD. God is the chief good--good so as nothing is but himself. He is in himself most happy; yea, all good and all true happiness are only to be found in God, as that which is essential to his nature; nor is there any good or any happiness in or with any creature or thing but what is communicated to it by God. God is the only desirable good; nothing without him is worthy of our hearts. Right thoughts of God are able to ravish the heart; how much more happy is the man that has interest in
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

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