Job 35:2
New International Version
"Do you think this is just? You say, 'I am in the right, not God.'

New Living Translation
“Do you think it is right for you to claim, ‘I am righteous before God’?

English Standard Version
“Do you think this to be just? Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’

Berean Study Bible
“Do you think it is just when you say, ’I am righteous before God.’?

New American Standard Bible
"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's '?

New King James Version
“Do you think this is right? Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?

King James Bible
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

Christian Standard Bible
Do you think it is just when you say, "I am righteous before God"?

Contemporary English Version
Job, are you really innocent in the sight of God?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you think it is just when you say, "I am righteous before God"?

International Standard Version
"Are you saying that it's just for you to claim, 'I'm more righteous than God?'

NET Bible
"Do you think this to be just: when you say, 'My right before God.'

New Heart English Bible
"Do you think this to be your right, or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Do you think this is right when you say, 'My case is more just than God's,'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or sayest thou: 'I am righteousness before God',

New American Standard 1977
“Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, ‘My righteousness is more than God’s’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou think this to be right, when thou didst say, I am more righteous than God?

King James 2000 Bible
Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

American King James Version
Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

American Standard Version
Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or'sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What is this that thou thinkest to be according to right? who art thou that thou hast said, I am righteous before the Lord?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say : I am more just than God?

Darby Bible Translation
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

English Revised Version
Thinkest thou this to be thy right, or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

Webster's Bible Translation
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

World English Bible
"Do you think this to be your right, or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'

Young's Literal Translation
This hast thou reckoned for judgment: Thou hast said -- 'My righteousness is more than God's?'
Study Bible
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
1And Elihu went on to say: 2“Do you think it is just when you say, ‘I am righteous before God.’? 3For you ask, ‘What does it profit me, and what benefit do I gain apart from sin?’…
Cross References
Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Job 35:1
And Elihu went on to say:

Treasury of Scripture

Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

Thinkest

Matthew 12:36,37
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment…

Luke 19:22
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

My

Job 9:17
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Job 10:7
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

Job 16:17
Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.







Lexicon
“Do you think
חָשַׁ֣בְתָּ (ḥā·šaḇ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

it
הֲ֭זֹאת (hă·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is just
לְמִשְׁפָּ֑ט (lə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

when you say,
אָ֝מַ֗רְתָּ (’ā·mar·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I am righteous
צִדְקִ֥י (ṣiḏ·qî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

before God.’?
מֵאֵֽל׃ (mê·’êl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
XXXV.

(2) My righteousness is more than God's.--See Job 19:6, &c. Job had not in so many words said this, but what he had said was capable of being so represented, and perhaps seemed to involve it. (Comp. Job 9:22; Job 10:15.) Here, again, there was a misrepresentation of what Job had said. He certainly did not mean that he was none the better for being righteous; on the contrary, he had distinctly said, "Let mine enemy be as the wicked," &c. (Job 27:7, &c.), because he could not delight himself in God; but it was perfectly true that he had said that his righteousness had not delivered him from suffering.

35:1-8 Elihu reproves Job for justifying himself more than God, and called his attention to the heavens. They are far above us, and God is far above them; how much then is he out of the reach, either of our sins or of our services! We have no reason to complain if we have not what we expect, but should be thankful that we have better than we deserve.
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