American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
My desire [is that] Job may be tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
My desire [is that] Job may be tried to the end, because of [his] answers for wicked men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
Would that Job may be tried unto the end, because of [his] answers after the manner of evil men!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
Would that Job might be tested to the uttermost, for replying with the men of iniquity:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
My Father! let Job be triedunto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
My father, let Job be tried even to the end: cease not from the man of iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
My desire [is that] Iob may bee tried vnto the ende, because of [his] answeres for wicked men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
Howbeit do thou learn, Job: no longer make answer as the foolish:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
My desire [is that] Iyyov may be tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.
Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the kethiv reading rather than the qere.
A primitive word; father
in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
(that is, persecuted
, the patriarch famous for his patience.
may be tried
A primitive root; to test
(especially metals); generally and figuratively to investigate
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 1602
Properly the same as H5703
(used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far
, or much
, whether of space (even unto
) or time (during
) or degree (equally with
; properly a goal
, that is, the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor
, or (subjectively) truthfulness
, or (objectively) confidence
; but usually (adverbially), continually
(that is, to the most distant point of view).
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
; a recurrence
(of time or place); a reply
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant
(hence to exert
oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught
); strictly nothingness
; also trouble
; specifically an idol
; properly a mortal
(and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120
); hence a man
in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
_ _ Margin, not so well, “My father,” Elihu addressing God. This title does not elsewhere occur in Job.
_ _ tried by calamities.
_ _ answers for wicked men (See on Job 34:8). Trials of the godly are not removed until they produce the effect designed.
End Throughly and exactly, 'till the cause be brought to an issue. Wicked men On their behalf; he hath put arguments into their mouths against God and his providence.
My desire [is that] Job may be (d) tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.
(d) That he may speak as much as he can, that we may answer him and all the wicked that will use such arguments.
- My desire is that Job may be tried:
- or, My father, let Job be tried,
Job 23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
- his answers:
Job 34:8-9 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. ... For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth [abundantly].
Job 21:7 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Job 24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
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