4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

Other Translations of Job 23:4

New International Version

4 I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.

English Standard Version

4 I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.

The Message

4 I'd lay my case before him face-to-face, give him all my arguments firsthand

New King James Version

4 I would present my case before Him, And fill my mouth with arguments

New Living Translation

4 I would lay out my case and present my arguments.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 23:4

Commentary on Job 23:1-7

(Read Job 23:1-7)

Job appeals from his friends to the just judgement of God. He wants to have his cause tried quickly. Blessed be God, we may know where to find him. He is in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself; and upon a mercy-seat, waiting to be gracious. Thither the sinner may go; and there the believer may order his cause before Him, with arguments taken from his promises, his covenant, and his glory. A patient waiting for death and judgment is our wisdom and duty, and it cannot be without a holy fear and trembling. A passionate wishing for death or judgement is our sin and folly, and ill becomes us, as it did Job.