17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

Other Translations of Job 13:17

New International Version

17 Listen carefully to what I say; let my words ring in your ears.

English Standard Version

17 Keep listening to my words, and let my declaration be in your ears.

The Message

17 You'd better pay attention to what I'm telling you, listen carefully with both ears.

New King James Version

17 Listen carefully to my speech, And to my declaration with your ears.

New Living Translation

17 "Listen closely to what I am about to say. Hear me out.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:17

Commentary on Job 13:13-22

(Read Job 13:13-22)

Job resolved to cleave to the testimony his own conscience gave of his uprightness. He depended upon God for justification and salvation, the two great things we hope for through Christ. Temporal salvation he little expected, but of his eternal salvation he was very confident; that God would not only be his Saviour to make him happy, but his salvation, in the sight and enjoyment of whom he should be happy. He knew himself not to be a hypocrite, and concluded that he should not be rejected. We should be well pleased with God as a Friend, even when he seems against us as an enemy. We must believe that all shall work for good to us, even when all seems to make against us. We must cleave to God, yea, though we cannot for the present find comfort in him. In a dying hour, we must derive from him living comforts; and this is to trust in him, though he slay us.