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Job 5:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But as for me, I would seek unto God, And unto God would I commit my cause;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I would seek to God, and to God would I commit my cause:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But as for me I will seek unto *God, and unto God commit my cause;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yet indeed, I, would seek unto El, and, unto Elohim, would I set forth any cause:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Yet I—I inquire for God, And for God I give my word,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherefore I will pray to the Lord, and address my speech to God:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I would seeke vnto God, and vnto God would I commit my cause:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Nevertheless I will beseech the Lord, and will call upon the Lord, the sovereign of all;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I would seek unto El, and unto Elohim would I commit my cause:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
would seek 1875
{1875} Prime
דּרשׁ
darash
{daw-rash'}
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship.
y199
[0199] Standard
אוּלָם
'uwlam
{oo-lawm'}
Apparently a variation of H0194; however or on the contrary.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
l אֵל, 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
and unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
would I commit 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my cause: 1700
{1700} Prime
דִּבְרָה
dibrah
{dib-raw'}
Feminine of H1697; a reason, suit or style.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 5:8

_ _ Therefore (as affliction is ordered by God, on account of sin), “I would” have you to “seek unto God” (Isaiah 8:19; Amos 5:8; Jeremiah 5:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 5:6-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 5:8

I would — If I were in thy condition. Seek — By prayer, and humiliation, and submission, imploring his pardon, and favour.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 5:8

I would seek unto (k) God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

(k) If I suffered as you do, I would seek God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
seek:

Job 8:5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
Job 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
Job 22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
Genesis 32:7-12 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that [was] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands; ... And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
2 Chronicles 33:12-13 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, ... And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he [was] God.
Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Psalms 77:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. ... In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Jonah 2:1-7 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, ... When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

unto God:

Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
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Gn 32:7. 2Ch 33:12. Jb 8:5; 22:21, 27. Ps 37:5; 50:15; 77:1. Jna 2:1. 2Ti 1:12. 1P 2:23; 4:19.

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