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Job 13:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But I will speak to the Almighty, and will find pleasure in reasoning with *God;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But indeed, I, unto the Almighty, would speak, and, to direct my argument unto GOD, would I be well pleased.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Yet I for the Mighty One do speak, And to argue for God I delight.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Surely I would speake to the Almighty, & I desire to reason with God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Nevertheless I will speak to the Lord, and I will reason before him, if he will.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Surely I would speak to Shadday, and I desire to reason with El.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Surely 199
{0199} Prime
אוּלָם
'uwlam
{oo-lawm'}
Apparently a variation of H0194; however or on the contrary.
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
would speak 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Šadday שַׁדַּי, 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
and I desire 2654
{2654} Prime
חָפֵץ
chaphets
{khaw-fates'}
A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to reason 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
with x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
´Ël אֵל. 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 13:3

_ _ Job wishes to plead his cause before God (Job 9:34, Job 9:35), as he is more and more convinced of the valueless character of his would-be “physicians” (Job 16:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 13:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 13:3

Surely — I had rather debate the matter with God than with you. I am not afraid of presenting my person and cause before him, who is a witness of my integrity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 13:3

Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire (a) to reason with God.

(a) For although he knew that God was just, which was revealed in his ordinary working and another in his secret counsel, yet he uttered his affection to God, because he was not able to understand the reason he punished him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Surely:

Job 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.
Job 9:34-35 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: ... [Then] would I speak, and not fear him; but [it is] not so with me.
Job 11:5 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
Job 23:3-7 Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat! ... There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire [is, that] the Almighty would answer me, and [that] mine adversary had written a book.

I desire:

Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Job 9:14-15 How much less shall I answer him, [and] choose out my words [to reason] with him? ... Whom, though I were righteous, [yet] would I not answer, [but] I would make supplication to my judge.
Isaiah 1:18-20 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. ... But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
Isaiah 41:21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong [reasons], saith the King of Jacob.
Jeremiah 12:1-2 Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of [thy] judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they happy that deal very treacherously? ... Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou [art] near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
*marg.
Micah 6:2 Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.
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Jb 9:3, 14, 34; 11:5; 13:22; 23:3; 31:35. Is 1:18; 41:21. Jr 12:1. Mi 6:2.

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