Job 22:2
Contemporary English Version
What use are we humans to God, even the wisest of us?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?

New American Bible
Can a man be profitable to God? Can a wise man be profitable to him?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?

a man

Job 35:6-8 If thou sin, what shalt thou hurt him? and if thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against him? . . .

Psalm 16:2 I have said to the Lord, thou art my God, for thou hast no need of my goods.

Luke 17:10 I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

as he that, etc.

Job 21:15 Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us if we pray to him?

Deuteronomy 10:13 And keep the commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies, which I command thee this day, that it may be well with thee?

Proverbs 3:13-18 The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chief and purest gold: . . .

Proverbs 4:7-9 Take hold on her, and she shall exalt thee: thou shalt be glorified by her, when thou shalt embrace her. . . .

Proverbs 9:12 A foolish woman and clamorous, and full of allurements, and knowing nothing at all,

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom with riches is more profitable, and bringeth more advantage to them that see the sun. . . .

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than thy whole body be cast into hell.

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived: God is not mocked. . . .

Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
1Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said: 2Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?3What doth it profit God if thou be just? or what dost thou give him if thy way be unspotted?…
Cross References
Luke 17:10
I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

Acts 17:25
Neither is he served with men's hands, as though he needed any thing: seeing it is he who giveth to all life and breath and all things:

Job 7:17
What is a man, that thou shouldst magnify him or why dost thou set thy heart upon him?

Job 22:1
Then Eliphaz the Themanite answered, and said:

Job 22:3
What doth it profit God if thou be just? or what dost thou give him if thy way be unspotted?

Job 35:7
And if thou do justly, what shalt thou give him, or what shall he receive of thy hand?

Proverbs 9:12
A foolish woman and clamorous, and full of allurements, and knowing nothing at all,

Additional Translations
“Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Is it not the Lord that teaches understanding and knowledge?

Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

Can a man be profitable unto God? surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
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