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Job 8:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God, And make thy supplication to the Almighty;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If thou wouldst seek to God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If thou seek earnestly unto *God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yet, if, thou thyself, wilt diligently seek unto GOD,—and, unto the Almighty, wilt make supplication;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet if thou wilt arise early to God, and wilt beseech the Almighty:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If thou wouldest seeke vnto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almightie:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But be thou early in prayer to the Lord Almighty.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If thou wouldest seek unto El betimes, and make thy supplication to Shadday;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
wouldest seek y7836
[7836] Standard
שָׁחַר
shachar
{shaw-khar'}
A primitive root; properly to dawn, that is, (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension to search for (with painstaking).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
unto ´Ël אֵל y410
[0410] Standard
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
betimes, 7836
{7836} Prime
שָׁחַר
shachar
{shaw-khar'}
A primitive root; properly to dawn, that is, (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension to search for (with painstaking).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
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.
x410
(0410) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
and make thy supplication 2603
{2603} Prime
חָנַן
chanan
{khaw-nan'}
A primitive root (compare H2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (that is, move to favor by petition).
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
to 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.
Šadday שַׁדַּי; 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 8:5

_ _ seek unto God betimes — early. Make it the first and chief anxiety (Psalms 78:34; Hosea 5:15; Isaiah 26:9; Proverbs 8:17; Proverbs 13:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 8:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 8:5

Betimes — Heb. rise early to seek him, if thou wouldest seek him speedily, early and diligently.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 8:5

If thou (c) wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;

(c) That is, if you turn while God calls you to repentance.

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thou wouldest:

Job 5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;
Job 22:21-23 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. ... If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
Job 22:24-30 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the [gold] of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. ... He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
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.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: ... Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: ... For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Hebrews 3:7-8 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, ... Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
James 4:7-10 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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