JOB 31:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?”

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Job 31:14 Translation & Meaning

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What וּמָ֣ה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses What
then shall I do אֶֽ֭עֱשֶׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application then do
when כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed when
God אֵ֑ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) God
riseth up? יָק֣וּם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) riseth up
and when וְכִֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed and when
he visiteth, יִ֝פְקֹ֗ד To visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc visiteth
what מָ֣ה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses what
shall I answer אֲשִׁיבֶֽנּוּ׃ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again answer
him? אֲשִׁיבֶֽנּוּ׃ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again him

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  • 12  For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

  • 13  If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

  • 14  What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

  • 15  Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

  • 16  If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;




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