New International Version
Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing.
King James Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.
Darby Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me, I would not believe that he hearkened to my voice, --
World English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.
Young's Literal Translation
Though I had called and He answereth me, I do not believe that He giveth ear to my voice.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I had called, and he had answered - I could scarcely suppose, such is his majesty and such his holiness, that he could condescend to notice a being so mean, and in every respect so infinitely beneath his notice. These sentiments sufficiently confuted that slander of his friends, who said he was presumptuous, had not becoming notions of the majesty of God, and used blasphemous expressions against his sovereign authority.
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What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman …
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Later English Reformers
Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy.
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.
Then summon me and I will answer, or let me speak, and you reply to me.
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