Job 14:3
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English Standard Version
And do you open your eyes on such a one and bring me into judgment with you?

King James Bible
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

American Standard Version
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, And bringest me into judgment with thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And dost thou think it meet to open thy eyes upon such an one, and to bring him into judgment with thee?

English Revised Version
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
And dost thou open thy eyes upon such one, and bring me into judgment with thee?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 How many are mine iniquities and sins?

Make me to know my transgression and sin! - -

24 Wherefore dost Thou hide Thy face,

And regard me as Thine enemy?

25 Wilt Thou frighten away a leaf driven to and fro,

And pursue the dry stubble?

When עון and חטּאת, פּשׁע and חטּאת, are used in close connection, the latter, which describes sin as failing and error, signifies sins of weakness (infirmities, Schwachheitssnde); whereas עון (prop. distorting or bending) signifies misdeed, and פשׁע (prop. breaking loose, or away from, Arab. fsq) wickedness which designedly estranges itself from God and removes from favour, both therefore malignant sin (Bosheitssnde).

(Note: Comp. the development of the idea of the synonyms for sin in von Hofmann, Schriftbeweis, i. 483ff., at the commencement of the fourth Lehrstck.)

The bold self-confidence which is expressed in the question and challenge of Job 13:23 is, in Job 13:24, changed to grievous astonishment that God does not appear to him, and on the contrary continues to pursue him as an enemy without investigating his cause. Has the Almighty then pleasure in scaring away a leaf that is already blown to and fro? העלה, with He interrog., like החכם, Job 15:2, according to Ges. 100, 4. ערץ used as transitive here, like Psalm 10:18, to terrify, scare away affrighted. Does it give Him satisfaction to pursue dried-up stubble? By את (before an indeterminate noun, according to Ges. 117, 2) he points δεικτικῶς to himself: he, the powerless one, completely deprived of strength by sickness and pain, is as dried-up stubble; nevertheless God is after him, as though He would get rid of every trace of a dangerous enemy by summoning His utmost strength against him.

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And dost

Job 7:17,18 What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart on him...

Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Psalm 144:3 LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him!

bringest

Job 9:19,20,32 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead...

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; you set a print on the heels of my feet.

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Cross References
Job 7:18
visit him every morning and test him every moment?

Job 22:4
Is it for your fear of him that he reproves you and enters into judgment with you?

Psalm 8:4
what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Psalm 143:2
Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.

Psalm 144:3
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?

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