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Job 42

Job 42:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

I have heard
shama` (Hebrew #8085)
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
KJV usage: X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear(-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim(-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever (heareth), witness.
Pronounce: shaw-mah'
Origin: a primitive root
of thee by the hearing
shema` (Hebrew #8088)
something heard, i.e. a sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly, audience
KJV usage: bruit, fame, hear(-ing), loud, report, speech, tidings.
Pronounce: shay'-mah
Origin: from 8085
of the ear
'ozen (Hebrew #241)
broadness. i.e. (concrete) the ear (from its form in man)
KJV usage: + advertise, audience, + displease, ear, hearing, + show.
Pronounce: o'-zen
Origin: from 238
: but now mine eye
`ayin (Hebrew #5869)
an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
KJV usage: affliction, outward appearance, + before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin), X him, + humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), X me, open(-ly), + (not) please, presence, + regard, resemblance, sight, X thee, X them, + think, X us, well, X you(-rselves).
Pronounce: ah'-yin
Origin: probably a primitive word
ra'ah (Hebrew #7200)
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)
KJV usage: advise self, appear, approve, behold, X certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, X indeed, X joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, X be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see(-r, -m, one another), shew (self), X sight of others, (e-)spy, stare, X surely, X think, view, visions.
Pronounce: raw-aw'
Origin: a primitive root

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Ministry on This Verse

 And what an answer it is! The only answer human pride can give to God: “I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear,” —Job had in a general way been correctly instructed, but he had only learned about God; “but now mine eye seeth Thee” —he had been brought face to face with God, not indeed visually, though there was the awful glory in the sky, but he had had a soul-perception of God by his enlightened reason, and chiefly by conscience. God had drawn near, personally near, and Job was conscious of that ineffable holiness, as well as power, that belong to Him. Previously he had been in the presence of man, and could more than hold his own with the best of them. In God’s presence no creature can boast, and Job was at last in that glorious, holy Presence. (Job 38-42:6 by S. Ridout)

J. N. Darby Translation

I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee: