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Job 19:23–27

23  Oh that my words were now written!

Oh that they bwere printed in a cbook!

24  That they were graven dwith an iron pen and lead

In the rock efor ever!

25  For fI know that my gredeemer liveth,

And that he shall stand at hthe latter day iupon the earth:

26  ||And though after my skin worms kdestroy this body,

Yet lin my flesh shall I see God:

27  Whom I shall see mfor myself,

And mine eyes shall behold, and not another;

||Though my reins nbe consumed within me.

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Job 19:23–27 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,

that they were written on a scroll,

24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead,

or engraved in rock forever!

25 I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

26 And after my skin has been destroyed,

yet in my flesh I will see God;

27 I myself will see him

with my own eyes—I, and not another.

How my heart yearns within me!

Job 19:23–27 — English Standard Version (ESV)

23 “Oh that my words were written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead

they were engraved in the rock forever!

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,

and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,

yet in my flesh I shall see God,

27 whom I shall see for myself,

and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

My heart faints within me!

Job 19:23–27 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 “Oh, that my words could be recorded.

Oh, that they could be inscribed on a monument,

24 carved with an iron chisel and filled with lead,

engraved forever in the rock.

25 “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

and he will stand upon the earth at last.

26 And after my body has decayed,

yet in my body I will see God!

27 I will see him for myself.

Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.

I am overwhelmed at the thought!

Job 19:23–27 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 “Oh, that my words were written!

Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!

24 That they were engraved on a rock

With an iron pen and lead, forever!

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,

And He shall stand at last on the earth;

26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,

That in my flesh I shall see God,

27 Whom I shall see for myself,

And my eyes shall behold, and not another.

How my heart yearns within me!

Job 19:23–27 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 “How I wish my words were written down,

written on a scroll.

24 I wish they were carved with an iron pen into lead,

or carved into stone forever.

25 I know that my Defender lives,

and in the end he will stand upon the earth.

26 Even after my skin has been destroyed,

in my flesh I will see God.

27 I will see him myself;

I will see him with my very own eyes.

How my heart wants that to happen!

Job 19:23–27 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

23 Oh that my words were now written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24 That with an iron pen and lead

They were graven in the rock for ever!

25 But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth,

And at last he will stand up upon the earth:

26 And after my skin, even this body, is destroyed,

Then without my flesh shall I see God;

27 Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side,

And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

My heart is consumed within me.

Job 19:23–27 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 Oh would that my words were written! oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24 That with an iron style and lead they were graven in the rock for ever! 25 And as for me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and the Last, he shall stand upon the earth; 26 And if after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see †God; 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another: —my reins are consumed within me.

Job 19:23–27 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 “I wish now my words were written. 

I wish they were inscribed on a scroll. 

24 I wish they were forever engraved on a rock 

with an iron stylus and lead.

25 But I know that my defender lives, 

and afterwards, he will rise on the earth. 

26 Even after my skin has been stripped off my body, 

I will see God in my own flesh. 

27 I will see him with my own eyes, 

not with someone else’s. 

My heart fails inside me! 

Job 19:23–27 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 I wish that my words were written down,

that they were recorded on a scroll

24 or were inscribed in stone forever

by an iron stylus and lead!

25 But I know my living Redeemer,

and He will stand on the dust at last.

26 Even after my skin has been destroyed,

yet I will see God in my flesh.

27 I will see Him myself;

my eyes will look at Him, and not as a stranger.

My heart longs within me.

Job 19:23–27 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 “O that my words were written down!

O that they were inscribed in a book!

24 O that with an iron pen and with lead

they were engraved on a rock forever!

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,

and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;

26 and after my skin has been thus destroyed,

then in my flesh I shall see God,

27 whom I shall see on my side,

and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

My heart faints within me!

Job 19:23–27 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 “O that my words could be written down!

O that they could be inscribed in a scroll!

24 That with a pen of iron and with lead

they might be engraved on a rock forever!

25 But I myself know that my redeemer is alive,

and at the last he will stand up upon the earth.

26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,

but from my flesh I will see God,

27 whom I will see for myself,

and whom my eyes will see and not a stranger.

My heart faints within me.

Job 19:23–27 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

23 “I wish my words were written down!

I wish they were written on a scroll!

24 I wish they were cut into lead with an iron tool!

I wish they were carved in rock forever!

25 I know that my Redeemer lives.

In the end he will stand on the earth.

26 After my skin has been destroyed,

in my body I’ll still see God.

27 I myself will see him with my own eyes.

I’ll see him, and he won’t be a stranger to me.

How my heart longs for that day!

Job 19:23–27 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 Oh that my words were written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24 “That with an iron stylus and lead

They were engraved in the rock forever!

25 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,

And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

26 “Even after my skin is destroyed,

Yet from my flesh I shall see God;

27 Whom I myself shall behold,

And whom my eyes will see and not another.

My heart faints within me!