New American Standard Bible
"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.
King James Bible
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.
Darby Bible Translation
I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.
World English Bible
I will tell God, 'Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.
Young's Literal Translation
I say unto God, 'Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive with me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will say unto God, Do not condemn me - Do not hold me to be wicked - תרשׁיעני אל 'al tarshı̂y‛ēnı̂y. The sense is, "Do not simply hold me to be wicked, and treat me as such, without showing me the reasons why I am so regarded." This was the ground of Job's complaint, that God by mere sovereignty and power held him to be a wicked man, and that he did not see the reasons why he was so considered and treated. He now desired to know in what he had offended, and to be made acquainted with the cause of his sufferings. The idea is, that it was unjust to treat one as guilty who had no opportunity of knowing the nature of the offence with which he was charged, or the reason why he was condemned.
LibraryWhether God Works in Every Agent?
Objection 1: It would seem that God does not work in every agent. For we must not attribute any insufficiency to God. If therefore God works in every agent, He works sufficiently in each one. Hence it would be superfluous for the created agent to work at all. Objection 2: Further, the same work cannot proceed at the same time from two sources; as neither can one and the same movement belong to two movable things. Therefore if the creature's operation is from God operating in the creature, it cannot …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
That a Man Ought not to Reckon Himself Worthy of Consolation, but More Worthy of Chastisement
"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
"I am accounted wicked, Why then should I toil in vain?
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
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