Job 32:1
New International Version
So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

New Living Translation
Job’s three friends refused to reply further to him because he kept insisting on his innocence.

English Standard Version
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Berean Study Bible
So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

King James Bible
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

New King James Version
So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

New American Standard Bible
Then these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

NASB 1995
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

NASB 1977
Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Amplified Bible
So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes [and could not be persuaded otherwise by them].

Christian Standard Bible
So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

American Standard Version
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these three men who had wanted the condemnation of Job were silent, because he was righteous in their eyes

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his three friends also ceased any longer to answer Job: for Job was righteous before them.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, these three men stopped arguing with Job, because he refused to admit he was guilty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself.

English Revised Version
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Good News Translation
Because Job was convinced of his own innocence, the three men gave up trying to answer him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These three men stopped answering Job because Job thought he was righteous.

International Standard Version
These three men stopped responding to Job, because he was claiming to be righteous, in his own opinion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Literal Standard Version
And these three men cease from answering Job, for he [is] righteous in his own eyes,

NET Bible
So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

New Heart English Bible
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

World English Bible
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And these three men cease from answering Job, for he is righteous in his own eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
1So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. He burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God,…

Cross References
Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Job 13:18
Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated.

Job 27:5
I will never say that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.

Job 27:6
I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Job 31:6
let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.


Treasury of Scripture

So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

to answer.

Job 6:29
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Job 10:2,7
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me…

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.









XXXII.

(1) So these three men ceased.--The next six chapters are taken up with the reply of a fourth person not before mentioned, but who appears to have been present during the discussion, and who is described as Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram. The name appears to mean, He is my God. The person from whom he was descended seems to have been the son of Nahor, Abraham's brother (Genesis 22:21); and a city of the like name is mentioned in Jeremiah 25:23. There is a Ram mentioned in Ruth 4:19, who was the great grandson of Judah; but we can hardly suppose this was the Ram of whose kindred Elihu was. On the other hand, we have no clue to the identification; for even if, with some, we suppose him to have been the same as Aram, the son of Kemuel, and great nephew of Abraham, it is not easy to see how a descendant of Buz, his uncle, should have been described as of the kindred of Ram. One tradition identifies Ram with Abraham, but this is mere conjecture, and in this case highly improbable; the only inference we can draw is that this specification of Elihu serves to show that he was a real, and not an imaginary, personage. The Targum speaks of Elihu as a relative of Abraham. If we are right in putting the life of Elihu so far back, the whole position and surroundings of Job's history become the more probable, because what is told us of Abraham and the patriarchs corresponds with the description and character of Job; and then, also, the traditional Mosaic origin of the Book of Job becomes the more probable.

Because he was righteous in his own eyes.--This appears from Job 3:26; Job 6:10; Job 6:29; Job 10:7; Job 13:15; Job 19:6, &c., Job 23:7; Job 23:10-12; Job 27:6; Job 29:12, &c. . . .

Verses 1-5. - The discourse of Elihu is prefaced by a short introduction in plain prose, explaining who he was, and giving the reasons which actuated him in coming forward at this point of the dialogue. Verse 1. - So these three men ceased to answer Job. Zophar had been silenced earlier. Eliphaz and Bildad now felt that they had no more to say. They had exhausted the weapons of their armoury without any effect, and were conscious that nothing would be gained by mere reiteration. All their efforts had aimed at convincing Job of sin; and he was still unconvinced - he remained righteous in his own eyes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So these
הָ֭אֵלֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

three
שְׁלֹ֤שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֣ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

stopped
וַֽיִּשְׁבְּת֡וּ (way·yiš·bə·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7673: To repose, desist from exertion

answering
מֵעֲנ֣וֹת (mê·‘ă·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

Job,
אִיּ֑וֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was righteous
צַדִּ֣יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

in his own eyes.
בְּעֵינָֽיו׃ (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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