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If God decided to do nothing at all, no one could criticize him. If he hid his face, we would be helpless.
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For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?
When he giveth
Job 29:1-3 Job also added, taking up his parable, and said: . . .
2 Samuel 7:1 And it came to pass when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,
Isaiah 14:3-8 And it shall come to pass in that day, that when God shall give thee rest from thy labour, and from thy vexation, and from the hard bondage, wherewith thou didst serve before, . . .
Isaiah 26:3 The old error is passed away: thou wilt keep peace: peace, because we have hoped in thee.
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of justice shall be peace, and the service of justice quietness, and security for ever.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled: nor let it be afraid.
Romans 8:31-34 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us? . . .
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
when he hideth
Job 23:8,9 But if I go to the east, he appeareth not; if to the west, I shall not understand him. . . .
Psalm 13:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. How long, O Lord, wilt thou forget me unto the end? how long dost thou turn away thy face from me?
Psalm 27:9 Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.
Psalm 30:7 O Lord, in thy favour, thou gavest strength to my beauty. Thou turnedst away thy face from me, and I became troubled.
Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
who then can behold
Job 12:14 If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a man, there is none that can open.
Job 23:13 For he is alone, and no man can turn away his thought: and whatsoever his soul hath desired, that hath he done.
2 Kings 18:9-12 In the fourth year of king Ezechias, which was the seventh year of Osee, the son of Ela, king of Israel, Salmanasar, king of the Assyrians, came up to Samaria, and besieged it, . . .
2 Chronicles 36:14-17 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people wickedly transgressed according to all the abominations of the Gentiles: and they defiled the house of the Lord, which he had sanctified to himself in Jerusalem. . . .
Jeremiah 27:8 But the nation and kingdom that will not serve Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and whosoever will not bend his neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon: I will visit upon that nation with the sword, and with famine, and with pestilence, saith the Lord: till I consume them by his hand.
ContextElihu Confirms God's Justice
…28So that they caused the cry of the needy to come to him, and he heard the voice of the poor. 29For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?30Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people.…
Additional TranslationsBut when He remains silent, who can condemn Him? When He hides His face, who can see Him? Yet He watches over both man and nation,When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:
And he will give quiet, and who will condemn? and he will hide his face, and who shall see him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man also:
When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth [his] face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike:
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,
And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
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