Job 8:5

“If thou wouldest seeke vnto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almightie:”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
- King James Version

"If you would seek God And implore the compassion of the Almighty,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God, And make thy supplication to the Almighty;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you will make search for God with care, and put your request before the Ruler of all;
- Basic English Bible

If thou seek earnestly unto God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty,
- Darby Bible

If thou wouldst seek to God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
- Webster's Bible

If you want to seek God diligently, make your supplication to the Almighty.
- World English Bible

If thou dost seek early unto God, And unto the Mighty makest supplication,
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou wouldest seek earnestly unto God, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:5


8:5 Betimes - Heb. rise early to seek him, if thou wouldest seek him speedily, early and diligently.


Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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