Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
"Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.
Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high.
There must be Someone in heaven who knows the truth about me, in highest heaven, some Attorney who can clear my name--
Even now my witness is in heaven, and the supporter of my cause is on high.
Even now, in fact, my witness is in heaven, and he that vouches for me is on high.
Surely even now my witness is in heaven, And my evidence is on high.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 sn The witness in heaven must be God, to whom the cries and prayers come. Job’s dilemma is serious, but common to the human experience: the hostility of God toward him is baffling, but he is conscious of his innocence and can call on God to be his witness.
2 tn The parallelism now uses the Aramaic word “my advocate” – the one who testifies on my behalf. The word again appears in Gen 31:47 for Laban’s naming of the “heap of witness” in Aramaic – “Sahadutha.”