"Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
"Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.
"You think you know so much, so teach the rest of us what to say to God. We are too ignorant to make our own arguments.
"If you're so smart, give us a lesson in how to address God. We're in the dark and can't figure it out.
Make clear to me what we are to say to him; we are unable to put our cause before him, because of the dark.
Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
"Teach us what we should say to Him, For we can prepare nothing because of the darkness.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The imperfect verb here carries the obligatory nuance, “what we should say?”
2 tn The verb means “to arrange; to set in order.” From the context the idea of a legal case is included.