Job 23:5
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New International Version
I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say to me.

King James Bible
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

Darby Bible Translation
I would know the words he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

World English Bible
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would tell me.

Young's Literal Translation
I know the words He doth answer me, And understand what He saith to me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I would know the words which he would answer me - He would speak nothing but what was true, decree nothing that was not righteous, nor utter any thing that I could not comprehend.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.

Job 13:22,23 Then call you, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer you me...

Job 42:2-6 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you...

1 Corinthians 4:3,4 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yes, I judge not my own self...

April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 23:4
I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 23:6
Would he vigorously oppose me? No, he would not press charges against me.

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