"We have examined this, and it is true. So hear it and apply it to yourself."
"Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself."
"We have found from experience that all this is true. Listen to my counsel, and apply it to yourself."
"Yes, this is the way things are--my word of honor! Take it to heart and you won't go wrong."
See, we have made search with care, and it is so; it has come to our ears; see that you take note of it for yourself.
See, we have searched this out; it is true. Hear, and know it for yourself."
Behold, this we have searched out; It is true. Hear it, and know for yourself."
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1 tn To make a better parallelism, some commentators have replaced the imperative with another finite verb, “we have found it.”
2 tn The preposition with the suffix (referred to as the ethical dative) strengthens the imperative. An emphatic personal pronoun also precedes the imperative. The resulting force would be something like “and you had better apply it for your own good!”
3 sn With this the speech by Eliphaz comes to a close. His two mistakes with it are: (1) that the tone was too cold and (2) the argument did not fit Job’s case (see further, A. B. Davidson, Job, 42).