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How can anyone argue with him? He can ask a thousand questions that no one could ever answer.
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If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.
he will contend
Job 9:20,32,33 If I would justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I would shew myself innocent, he shall prove me wicked. . . .
Job 10:2 I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so?
Job 23:3-7 Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne? . . .
Job 31:35-37 Who would grant me a hearing, that the Almighty may hear my desire: and that he himself that judgeth would write a book, . . .
Job 33:13 Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?
Job 34:14,15 If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. . . .
Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.
Isaiah 57:15,16 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. . . .
Romans 9:20 O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it: Why hast thou made me thus?
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
Psalm 40:12 For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
1 John 3:20 For if our heart reprehend us, God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things.
ContextJob: How Can I Argue with God?
…2Indeed I know it is so, and that man cannot be justified, compared with God. 3If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.4He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted him, and hath had peace?…
What am I then, that I should answer him, and have words with him?
For I shall not answer a man that is like myself: nor one that may be heard with me equally in judgment.
I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so?
Who is he that will plead against me? let him come: why am I consumed holding my peace?
I would not that he should contend with me with much strength, nor overwhelm me with the weight of his greatness.
Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.
One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.
Additional TranslationsIf one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
If he be pleased to contend with him, He cannot answer him one of a thousand.
For if he would enter into judgment with him, God would not hearken to him, so that he should answer to one of his charges of a thousand.
If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand.
If he be pleased to contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.
If he delight to strive with Him -- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.
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