Job 20:3
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New International Version
I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply.

King James Bible
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Darby Bible Translation
I hear a reproof putting me to shame; and [my] spirit answereth me by mine understanding.

World English Bible
I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame. The spirit of my understanding answers me.

Young's Literal Translation
The chastisement of my shame I hear, And the spirit of mine understanding Doth cause me to answer:

Job 20:3 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have heard the check of my reproach - Some suppose that Zophar quotes the words of Job, and that some words should be supplied to indicate this meaning; e.g., "I have heard (sayest thou) the check or charge of my reproach?" Or it may refer to what Job says of Zophar and his companions, Job 19:2, Job 19:3 : How long will ye vex may soul - these ten times have ye reproached me. Zophar therefore assumes his old ground, and retracts nothing of what he had said. Like many of his own complexion in the present day, he was determined to believe that his judgment was infallible, and that he could not err.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the check

Job 19:29 Be you afraid of the sword: for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.

the spirit

Job 20:2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

Job 33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalm 78:2-5 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old...

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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

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Job 20:2
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