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Job 23:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Oh that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Oh that I knew where I might find him, that I might come to his seat!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Oh that I knew where I might find him! I would come even unto his dwelling-place;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O that I had known—and I find Him, I come in unto His seat,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O that I knewe where I might find him! that I might come euen to his seate!
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who would then know that I might find him, and come to an end [of the matter]?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Oh that 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
I knew 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
where I might find 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him! [that] I might come 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[even] to x5704
(5704) Complement
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
his seat! 8499
{8499} Prime
From H3559; or probably identical with H8498; something arranged or fixed, that is, a place.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 23:3

_ _ The same wish as in Job 13:3 (compare Hebrews 10:19-22).

_ _ Seat — The idea in the Hebrew is a well-prepared throne (Psalms 9:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 23:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 23:3

O — I desire nothing more than his acquaintance and presence; but alas, he hides his face from me. Seat — To his throne or judgment — seat to plead my cause before him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Oh that:

Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.
Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man [pleadeth] for his neighbour!
Job 40:1-5 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, ... Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Isaiah 26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou [it] for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.


Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: ... Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. ... Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Hebrews 4:6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:

that I might:

Job 31:35-37 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 would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
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Jb 13:3; 16:21; 31:35; 40:1. Is 26:8; 55:6. Jr 14:7. 2Co 5:19. He 4:6.

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