Job 42:5

“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue heard of thee by the hearing of the eare: but now mine eye seeth thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth thee:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Word of you had come to my ears, but now my eye has seen you.
- Basic English Bible

I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee:
- Darby Bible

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye seeth thee.
- Webster's Bible

I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.
- World English Bible

By the hearing of the ear I heard Thee, And now mine eye hath seen Thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I had heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth Thee;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 42:5


42:5 Seeth thee - The knowledge which I had of thy nature, perfections and counsels, was hitherto grounded chiefly, upon the instructions of men; but now it is clear and certain, as being immediately inspired into my mind by this thy glorious apparition and revelation, and by the operation of thy holy spirit; which makes these things as evident to me, as if I saw them with my bodily eyes. When the mind is enlightened by the spirit of God, our knowledge of Divine things as far exceeds what we had before, as knowledge by ocular demonstration, exceeds, that by common fame.


Discussion for Job 42

  • James johnson
    Notice the bible tells us that God gave Job twice as much as he had back in ch.1, checking it out I found out he did because he always keeps his promises only notice his children he had 7sons and 3daughters in both ch.1 and here also.I realized Job didn't lose them he had 10 in heaven and 10 on earth. Don't we serve a awesome God?"Paul said to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord
  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that when Job took the time to meditate on how Jehovah God's hand was in his life, he could see in his mind how God had helped him. We need to take time to read the Bible and meditate on it so that we can see how God's hand is in our lives.
  • Joseph steven Mujabi
    Surely the 42:1 has touched me a lot just look at Jobs words l know.,,,,. The words 'I know' puts to a poing of powerful faith God bless you
  • Echo Lee
    Blessed be those in misfortune but still holding their faiths. Amen.
  • Chawota joseph
    God test us in different ways just like he did to Job, but the Christians or believers of today we are lacking faith in the lord ,people easily fall into temptations. if we look at Job he kept on looking up to the lord until the lord hears his cry. We need to trust in the lord because he is the author of salvation and we will enjoy the fruits of heaven. God is there and he hears our prays
  • Sarah frierson
    I thank we have a lot to learn about God in job 42. God sure us nothing belong to us even our self. And we be patient he will gave You and answer.Amen

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