Job 32:22
Good News Translation
I don't know how to flatter, and God would quickly punish me if I did.

Contemporary English Version
if I did, my Creator would quickly destroy me!

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.

New American Bible
For I know nothing of flattery; if I did, my Maker would soon take me away.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.

I know not.

Job 17:5 He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:2,3 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken. . . .

Proverbs 29:5 A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
21I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man. 22For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.
Cross References
Job 4:17
Shall man be justified in comparison of God, or shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 32:21
I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man.

Job 33:1
Hear therefore, O Job, my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

Additional Translations
For I do not know how to flatter, or my Maker would remove me in an instant.For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

For I know not to give flattering titles; Else would my Maker soon take me away.

For I know not how to respect persons: and if otherwise, even the moths would eat me.

For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.

For I know not to give flattering titles; else would my Maker soon take me away.

For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing, my Maker would soon take me away.

For I don't know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.

For I have not known to give flattering titles, In a little doth my Maker take me away.
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