New International Version
I would give him an account of my every step; I would present it to him as to a ruler.)--
King James Bible
I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I come near to him.
World English Bible
I would declare to him the number of my steps. as a prince would I go near to him.
Young's Literal Translation
The number of my steps I tell Him, As a leader I approach Him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I would declare unto him the number of my steps - I would show this adversary the different stations I had been in, and the offices which I had filled in life, that he might trace me through the whole of my civil, military, and domestic life, in order to get evidence against me.
As a prince would I go near - Though carrying my own accusation, I would go into the presence of my judge as the נגיד nagid, chief, or sovereign commander and judge, of the people and country, and would not shrink from having my conduct investigated by even the meanest of my subjects. In these three verses we may observe the following particulars: -
1. Job wishes to be brought to trial, that he might have the opportunity of vindicating himself: O that I might have a hearing!
2. That his adversary, Eliphaz and his companions, whom he considers as one party, and joined together in one, would reduce their vague charges to writing, that they might come before the court in a legal form: O that my adversary would write down the charge!
3. That the Almighty, שדי Shaddai, the all-sufficient God, and not man, should be the judge, who would not permit his adversaries to attempt, by false evidence, to establish what was false, nor suffer himself to cloak with a hypocritical covering what was iniquitous in his conduct: O that the Almighty might answer for me - take notice of or be judge in the cause!
4. To him he purposes cheerfully to confess all his ways, who could at once judge if he prevaricated, or concealed the truth.
5. This would give him the strongest encouragement: he would go boldly before him, with the highest persuasion of an honorable acquittal.
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Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
You say, 'Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?'
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.
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