New American Standard Bible
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.
King James Bible
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
Darby Bible Translation
There would an upright man reason with him; and I should be delivered for ever from my judge.
World English Bible
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.
Young's Literal Translation
There the upright doth reason with Him, And I escape for ever from my judge.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
There the righteous might dispute with him - One who is conscious of his integrity might carry his cause there, with the assurance that he would be heard, and that justice would be done him. There can be no doubt that Job here refers to himself, though. he speaks in the third person, and advances this as a general proposition.
So shall I be delivered forever from my judge - From him who would judge or condemn me (משׁפטי mı̂shâphaṭı̂y). He does not here refer to "God," as if he would be delivered from him, but to anyone who would attempt to judge and condemn him, as his friends had done. The meaning is, that having, as he confidently expected he would, obtained the verdict of God in his favor, he would be ever after free from condemnation. The decision would be final. There was no higher tribunal, and no one would dare to condemn him afterward. This shows his consciousness of integrity. It may be applied to ourselves - to all. If we can obtain, at the last day, when our cause shall be brought before God, the divine verdict in our favor, it will settle the matter forever. No one, after that, will condemn us; never again shall our character or conduct be put on trial. The divine decision of that day will settle the question to all eternity. How momentous, then, is it that we should so live as to be acquitted in that day, and to have "an eternal sentence" in our favour!
LibrarySeptember 30 Morning
He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--JOB 23:10. He knoweth our frame.--He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
October 20 Morning
The Best Things Work for Good to the Godly
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.
"This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
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