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Job 4:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: [There was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image [was] before mine eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form [was] before my eyes; [There was] silence, then I heard a voice:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— It stood still, but I could not discern its form: an image [was] before my eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It stood still; I could not discern the appearance thereof: a form was before mine eyes; I heard a slight murmur and a voice:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— It stood still, but I could not distinguish its appearance, I looked, but there was no form before mine eyes,—A whispering voice, I heard:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— It standeth, and I discern not its aspect, A similitude [is] over-against mine eyes, Silence! and a voice I hear:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— There stood one whose countenance I knew not, an image before my eyes, and I heard the voice, as it were, of a gentle wind.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It stood still, but I could not discerne the forme thereof: an image [was] before mine eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voyce, [saying],
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I arose and perceived it not: I looked, and there, was no form before my eyes: but I only heard a breath and a voice, [saying],
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image [was] before mine eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
It stood still, 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but I could not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
discern 5234
{5234} Prime
נָכַר
nakar
{naw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to scrutinize, that is, look intently at; hence (with recognition implied), to acknowledge, be acquainted with, care for, respect, revere, or (with suspicion implied), to disregard, ignore, be strange toward, reject, resign, dissimulate (as if ignorant or disowning).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the form 4758
{4758} Prime
מַרְאֶה
mar'eh
{mar-eh'}
From H7200; a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision.
thereof: an image 8544
{8544} Prime
תְּמוּנָה
t@muwnah
{tem-oo-naw'}
From H4327; something portioned (that is, fashioned) out, as a shape, that is, (indefinitely) phantom, or (specifically) embodiment, or (figuratively) manifestation (of favor).
[was] before x5048
(5048) Complement
נֶגֶד
neged
{neh'-ghed}
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
mine eyes, 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
[there was] silence, 1827
{1827} Prime
דְּמָמָה
d@mamah
{dem-aw-maw'}
Feminine from H1826; quiet.
and I heard 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a voice, 6963
{6963} Prime
קוֹל
qowl
{kole}
From an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound.
[saying],
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 4:16

_ _ It stood still — At first the apparition glides before Eliphaz, then stands still, but with that shadowy indistinctness of form which creates such an impression of awe; a gentle murmur: not (English Version): there was silence; for in 1 Kings 19:12, the voice, as opposed to the previous storm, denotes a gentle, still murmur.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 4:12-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 4:16

Stood — Having passed by him to, and again, he made a stand, and addressed himself to speak. The form — Exactly and distinctly. An image — I saw some visible resemblance, though in a confused manner. Silence — The spirit, which possibly had made some noise with his motion, now standing still made no noise; all other persons and things about me were silent, and I also kept in my voice and breath, that I might distinctly hear. In the Hebrew, the words run thus, silence and a voice I heard.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 4:16

It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image [was] before mine eyes, [there was] (k) silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],

(k) When all things were quiet or when the fear was relieved as God appeared to Elijah, (1 Kings 19:12).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
there:
etc. or, I heard a still voice,
1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; [but] the LORD [was] not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
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