6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Other Translations of Job 13:6

New International Version

6 Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.

English Standard Version

6 Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

The Message

6 "Listen now while I make my case, consider my side of things for a change.

New King James Version

6 Now hear my reasoning, And heed the pleadings of my lips.

New Living Translation

6 Listen to my charge; pay attention to my arguments.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:6

Commentary on Job 13:1-12

(Read Job 13:1-12)

With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.