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Job 32:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! I waited for your words, I kept giving ear for your reasons, until ye should search out what to say;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, I waited for your words: I gaue eare to your reasons, whilest you searched out what to say.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Hearken to my words; for I will speak in your hearing, until ye shall have tried [the matter] with words:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
הֵן
hen
{hane}
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
I waited 3176
{3176} Prime
יָחַל
yachal
{yaw-chal'}
A primitive root; to wait; by implication to be patient, hope.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
for your words; 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
I gave ear 238
{0238} Prime
אָזַן
'azan
{aw-zan'}
A primitive root; probably to expand; but used only as a denominative from H0241; to broaden out the ear (with the hand), that is, (by implication) to listen.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
to x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
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).
your reasons, 8394
{8394} Prime
תָּבוּן
tabuwn
{taw-boon'}
The second and third forms being feminine; from H0995; intelligence; by implication an argument; by extension caprice.
whilst x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
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).
ye searched out 2713
{2713} Prime
חָקַר
chaqar
{khaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to penetrate; hence to examine intimately.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
what to say. 4405
{4405} Prime
מִלָּה
millah
{mil-law'}
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 32:11

_ _ Therefore Elihu was present from the first.

_ _ reasons — literally, “understandings,” that is, the meaning intended by words.

_ _ whilst — I waited until you should discover a suitable reply to Job.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 32:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 32:11

Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out (g) what to say.

(g) To prove that Job's affliction came for his sins.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I waited for:

Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they [were] elder than he.
Job 29:21 Unto me [men] gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain.

reasons:
Heb. understandings, Instead of tevoonotheychem, nine manuscripts read techoonotheychem, "your arguments;" but the sense is nearly the same.

whilst:
Ad tachkeroon millin, "whilst ye were searching for words;" a fine irony, which they must have felt.
Job 5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it [is]; hear it, and know thou [it] for thy good.
Proverbs 18:17 [He that is] first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
Proverbs 28:11 The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
Ecclesiastes 12:9-10 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, [and] set in order many proverbs. ... The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and [that which was] written [was] upright, [even] words of truth.

what to say:
Heb. words
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Jb 5:27; 29:21, 23; 32:4. Pv 18:17; 28:11. Ec 12:9.

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