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Job 16:19–21

19  Even now, behold, my ewitness is in heaven,

and he who testifies for me is fon high.

20  My friends gscorn me;

my eye pours out tears to God,

21  that he would hargue the case of a man with God,

as2 a son of man does with his neighbor.

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Job 16:19–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

19 Even now my witness is in heaven;

my advocate is on high.

20 My intercessor is my friend

as my eyes pour out tears to God;

21 on behalf of a man he pleads with God

as one pleads for a friend.

Job 16:19–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven,

And my record is on high.

20 My friends scorn me:

But mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

21 O that one might plead for a man with God,

As a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Job 16:19–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

19 Even now my witness is in heaven.

My advocate is there on high.

20 My friends scorn me,

but I pour out my tears to God.

21 I need someone to mediate between God and me,

as a person mediates between friends.

Job 16:19–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Surely even now my witness is in heaven,

And my evidence is on high.

20 My friends scorn me;

My eyes pour out tears to God.

21 Oh, that one might plead for a man with God,

As a man pleads for his neighbor!

Job 16:19–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

19 Even now I have one who speaks for me in heaven;

the one who is on my side is high above.

20 The one who speaks for me is my friend.

My eyes pour out tears to God.

21 He begs God on behalf of a human

as a person begs for his friend.

Job 16:19–21 — American Standard Version (ASV)

19 Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven,

And he that voucheth for me is on high.

20 My friends scoff at me:

But mine eye poureth out tears unto God,

21 That he would maintain the right of a man with God,

And of a son of man with his neighbor!

Job 16:19–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

19 Even now, behold, my Witness is in the heavens, and he that voucheth for me is in the heights. 20 My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto †God. 21 Oh that there were arbitration for a man with †God, as a son of man for his friend!

Job 16:19–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

19 Even now, look! My witness is in heaven, 

and the one who testifies for me is above, 

20 the spokesman for my thoughts.

My eyes drip ⸤with tears⸥ to God 

Job 16:19–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 Even now my witness is in heaven,

and my advocate is in the heights!

20 My friends scoff at me

as I weep before God.

21 I wish that someone might arbitrate

between a man and God

just as a man pleads for his friend.

Job 16:19–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 Even now, in fact, my witness is in heaven,

and he that vouches for me is on high.

20 My friends scorn me;

my eye pours out tears to God,

21 that he would maintain the right of a mortal with God,

as one does for a neighbor.

Job 16:19–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

19 So now look, my witness is in the heavens,

and he who vouches for me is in the heights.

20 My friends scorn me;

my eye pours out tears to God,

21 and it argues for a mortal with God,

and as a human for his friend.

Job 16:19–21 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

19 Even now my witness is in heaven.

The one who speaks up for me is there.

20 My go-between is my friend

as I pour out my tears to God.

21 He makes his appeal to God to help me

as a man begs someone to help his friend.

Job 16:19–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

19 Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven,

And my advocate is on high.

20 “My friends are my scoffers;

My eye weeps to God.

21 “O that a man might plead with God

As a man with his neighbor!


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