New Living Translation
"Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors.
King James Bible
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
Darby Bible Translation
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and attend to the researches of their fathers;
World English Bible
"Please inquire of past generations. Find out about the learning of their fathers.
Young's Literal Translation
For, ask I pray thee of a former generation, And prepare to a search of their fathers,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:8 Search - Seriously and industriously search the ancient records.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Now search all of history, from the time God created people on the earth until now, and search from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything as great as this ever been seen or heard before?
Remember the days of long ago; think about the generations past. Ask your father, and he will inform you. Inquire of your elders, and they will tell you.
2 Chronicles 10:6
Then King Rehoboam discussed the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. "What is your advice?" he asked. "How should I answer these people?"
And it is confirmed by the reports of wise men who have heard the same thing from their fathers--
"Don't you realize that from the beginning of time, ever since people were first placed on the earth,
I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'
Hear this, you leaders of the people. Listen, all who live in the land. In all your history, has anything like this happened before?
Jump to PreviousAge Ages Apply Attend Attention Consider Enquire Fathers Find Former Found Generation Generations Inquire Learning Past Please Prepare Question Search Searched Thyself
Jump to NextAge Ages Apply Attend Attention Consider Enquire Fathers Find Former Found Generation Generations Inquire Learning Past Please Prepare Question Search Searched Thyself
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