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Job 31:37 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I would declare unto him the number of my steps; As a prince would I go near unto him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I would declare to Him the number of my steps; Like a prince I would approach Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near to him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I come near to him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The number of my footsteps, I would declare to him, Like a noble, would I draw near to him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The number of my steps I tell Him, As a leader I approach Him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— At every step of mine I would pronounce it, and offer it as to a prince.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I would declare vnto him the number of my steps, as a prince would I goe neere vnto him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And if I did not read it and return it, having taken nothing from the debtor:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I would declare 5046
{5046} Prime
נָגַד
nagad
{naw-gad'}
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
unto him the number 4557
{4557} Prime
מִסְפָּר
micpar
{mis-pawr'}
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration.
of my steps; 6806
{6806} Prime
צַעַד
tsa`ad
{tsah'-ad}
From H6804; a pace or regular step.
as x3644
(3644) Complement
כְמוֹ
k@mow
{kem-o'}
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
a prince 5057
{5057} Prime
נָגִיד
nagiyd
{naw-gheed'}
From H5046; a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstract plural), honorable themes.
would I go near y7126
[7126] Standard
קָרַב
qarab
{kaw-rab'}
A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
unto x7126
(7126) Complement
קָרַב
qarab
{kaw-rab'}
A primitive root; to approach (causatively bring near) for whatever purpose.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 31:37

_ _ A good conscience imparts a princely dignity before man and free assurance in approaching God. This can be realized, not in Job’s way (Job 42:5, Job 42:6); but only through Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:22).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:33-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:37

Him — My judge, or adversary. My steps — The whole course of my life. A prince — With undaunted courage and confidence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:37

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a (c) prince would I go near unto him.

(c) I will make him account of all my life, without fear.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
declare:

Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Job 14:16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
Job 42:3-6 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. ... Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes.
Psalms 19:12 Who can understand [his] errors? cleanse thou me from secret [faults].

as a:

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Hebrews 4:15-16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. ... Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
1 John 3:19-21 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. ... Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, [then] have we confidence toward God.
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Gn 32:28. Jb 9:3; 13:15; 14:16; 42:3. Ps 19:12. Ep 3:12. He 4:15. 1Jn 3:19.

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