4 If it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone.

Other Translations of Job 19:4

King James Version

4 And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

English Standard Version

4 And even if it be true that I have erred, my error remains with myself.

The Message

4 Even if I have, somehow or other, gotten off the track, what business is that of yours?

New King James Version

4 And if indeed I have erred, My error remains with me.

New Living Translation

4 Even if I have sinned, that is my concern, not yours.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 19:4

Commentary on Job 19:1-7

(Read Job 19:1-7)

Job's friends blamed him as a wicked man, because he was so afflicted; here he describes their unkindness, showing that what they condemned was capable of excuse. Harsh language from friends, greatly adds to the weight of afflictions: yet it is best not to lay it to heart, lest we harbour resentment. Rather let us look to Him who endured the contradiction of sinners against himself, and was treated with far more cruelty than Job was, or we can be.