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Job 11:5

Context
NET ©

But if only God would speak, 1  if only he would open his lips against you, 2 

NIV ©

Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you

NASB ©

"But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,

NLT ©

If only God would speak; if only he would tell you what he thinks!

MSG ©

How I wish God would give you a piece of his mind, tell you what's what!

BBE ©

But if only God would take up the word, opening his lips in argument with you;

NRSV ©

But oh, that God would speak, and open his lips to you,

NKJV ©

But oh, that God would speak, And open His lips against you,


KJV
But
<0199>
oh that
<05414> (8799)
God
<0433>
would speak
<01696> (8763)_,
and open
<06605> (8799)
his lips
<08193>
against thee;
NASB ©
"But would
<04310>
<5414> that God
<0433>
might speak
<01696>
, And open
<06605>
His lips
<08193>
against
<05973>
you,
HEBREW
Kme
<05973>
wytpv
<08193>
xtpyw
<06605>
rbd
<01696>
hwla
<0433>
Nty
<05414>
ym
<04310>
Mlwaw (11:5)
<0199>
LXXM
alla
<235
CONJ
pwv
<4459
ADV
an
<302
PRT
o
<3588
T-NSM
kuriov
<2962
N-NSM
lalhsai
<2980
V-AAN
prov
<4314
PREP
se
<4771
P-AS
kai
<2532
CONJ
anoixei
<455
V-FAI-3S
ceilh
<5491
N-APN
autou
<846
D-GSM
meta
<3326
PREP
sou
<4771
P-GS
NET © [draft] ITL
But if only
<0199>
God
<0433>
would speak
<01696>
, if only he would open
<06605>
his lips
<08193>
against
<05973>
you,
NET ©

But if only God would speak, 1  if only he would open his lips against you, 2 

NET © Notes

tn The wish formula מִי־יִתֵּן (mi yitten, “who will give”; see GKC 477 §151.b) is followed here by an infinitive (Exod 16:3; 2 Sam 19:1).

sn Job had expressed his eagerness to challenge God; Zophar here wishes that God would take up that challenge.



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