19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.

Other Translations of Job 16:19

King James Version

19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. on high: Heb. in the high places

English Standard Version

19 Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high.

The Message

19 There must be Someone in heaven who knows the truth about me, in highest heaven, some Attorney who can clear my name -

New King James Version

19 Surely even now my witness is in heaven, And my evidence is on high.

New Living Translation

19 Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:19

Commentary on Job 16:17-22

(Read Job 16:17-22)

Job's condition was very deplorable; but he had the testimony of his conscience for him, that he never allowed himself in any gross sin. No one was ever more ready to acknowledge sins of infirmity. Eliphaz had charged him with hypocrisy in religion, but he specifies prayer, the great act of religion, and professes that in this he was pure, though not from all infirmity. He had a God to go to, who he doubted not took full notice of all his sorrows. Those who pour out tears before God, though they cannot plead for themselves, by reason of their defects, have a Friend to plead for them, even the Son of man, and on him we must ground all our hopes of acceptance with God. To die, is to go the way whence we shall not return. We must all of us, very certainly, and very shortly, go this journey. Should not then the Saviour be precious to our souls? And ought we not to be ready to obey and to suffer for his sake? If our consciences are sprinkled with his atoning blood, and testify that we are not living in sin or hypocrisy, when we go the way whence we shall not return, it will be a release from prison, and an entrance into everlasting happiness.