Job 35:9
New International Version
“People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.

New Living Translation
“People cry out when they are oppressed. They groan beneath the power of the mighty.

English Standard Version
“Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.

Berean Study Bible
Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.

King James Bible
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

New King James Version
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry out for help because of the arm of the mighty.

New American Standard Bible
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.

NASB 1995
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.

NASB 1977
“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.

Amplified Bible
“Because of the multitudes of oppressions the people cry out; They cry for help because of the [violent] arm of the mighty.

Christian Standard Bible
People cry out because of severe oppression; they shout for help because of the power of the mighty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
People cry out because of severe oppression; they shout for help because of the arm of the mighty.

American Standard Version
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From the abundance of oppression they speak, and they cry out from much evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that are oppressed of a multitude will be ready to cry out; they will call for help because of the arm of many.

Contemporary English Version
In times of trouble, everyone begs the mighty God to have mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they shall cry out : and shall wail for the violence of the arm of tyrants.

English Revised Version
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; they cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Good News Translation
When people are oppressed, they groan; they cry for someone to save them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The weight of oppression makes them cry out. The power of mighty people makes them call for help.

International Standard Version
"They cry out because they have many oppressors; they cry for help because the powerful are abusing them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Literal Standard Version
Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.

NET Bible
"People cry out because of the excess of oppression; they cry out for help because of the power of the mighty.

New Heart English Bible
"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

World English Bible
"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
8Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of man. 9Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty. 10But no one asks, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives us songs in the night,…

Cross References
Exodus 2:23
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned and cried out under their burden of slavery, and their cry for deliverance from bondage ascended to God.

Exodus 22:23
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 24:15
You are to pay his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Job 12:19
He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established.

Job 20:19
For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has seized houses he did not build.

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Job 35:8
Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of man.


Treasury of Scripture

By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

they make

Job 24:12
Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Exodus 2:23
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

the arm

Job 40:9
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 10:15
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.









(9) By reason of the multitude of oppressions.--The argument seems to be that among men there may be oppression, but not with an almighty and just Judge. The right course, therefore, is to wait. "Men may, indeed, complain because of the oppression of an earthly tyrant; but how canst thou say thou beholdest Him not?" (See Job 9:9.)

Verses 9-14. - Job had made it a frequent subject of complaint that God did not hear, or at any rate did not answer, his prayers and cries for relief. Elihu answers that Job's case is not exceptional. Those who cry out against oppression and suffering frequently receive no answer, but it is because they "ask amiss." Job should have patience and trust. Verse 9. - By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry; rather, by reason of the multitude of oppressions, men cry out. It is not Job only who cries to God. Oppressors are numerous; the oppressed are numerous; everywhere there are complaints and outcries. They cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. The oppressors are, for the most part, the mighty of the earth - kings, princes, nobles (see Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 3:14, 15; Hosea 5:10; Amos 4:1, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Men cry out
יַזְעִ֑יקוּ (yaz·‘î·qū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

under great
מֵ֭רֹב (mê·rōḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

oppression;
עֲשׁוּקִ֣ים (‘ă·šū·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6217: Oppression, extortion

they plead for relief
יְשַׁוְּע֖וּ (yə·šaw·wə·‘ū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

from the arm
מִזְּר֣וֹעַ (miz·zə·rō·w·a‘)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

of the mighty.
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great


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