Job 34:9
Good News Translation
He says that it never does any good to try to follow God's will.

Contemporary English Version
because he has said, "It doesn't pay to please God."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.

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For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.

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Job 9:22,23,30,31 One thing there is that I have spoken, both the innocent and the wicked he consumeth. . . .

Job 21:14-16,30 Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. . . .

Job 22:17 Who said to God: Depart from us: and looked upon the Almighty as if he could do nothing:

Job 35:3 For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what will it profit thee if I sin?

Malachi 3:14 And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?

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Job 27:10 Or can he delight himself in the Almighty, and call upon God at all times?

Psalm 37:4 Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.

Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
8Who goeth in company with them that work iniquity, and walketh with wicked men? 9For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.10Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from God be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty.…
Cross References
Job 21:15
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what doth it profit us if we pray to him?

Job 35:3
For thou saidst: That which is right doth not please thee: or what will it profit thee if I sin?

Psalm 50:18
If thou didst see a thief thou didst run with him: and with adulterers thou hast been a partaker.

Psalm 73:13
And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

Additional Translations
For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should delight in God.’For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

For thou shouldest not say, There shall be no visitation of a man, whereas there is a visitation on him from the Lord.

For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God.

For he hath said, it profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

For he hath said, 'It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'
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