New American Standard Bible
"For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my right;
King James Bible
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
For Job hath said, I am righteous, and �God hath taken away my judgment:
World English Bible
For Job has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right:
Young's Literal Translation
For Job hath said, 'I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For Job hath said, I am righteous - see Job 13:18, "I know that I shall be justified;" compare Job 23:10-11, where he says, if he was tried he would come forth as gold. Elihu may have also referred to the general course of remark which he had pursued as vindicating himself.
And God hath taken away my judgment - This sentiment is found in Job 27:2; see the notes at that place.
DEAR FRIENDS, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must discuss any point, let it be with imperfect beings like ourselves, but not with the infallible and infinitely wise God; for, in most of our discussions, these questions wilt come back to us, "Should it be according to thy mind? Art thou master? Is everyone to be subordinate to thee?" I am going to speak, this evening, to those who have a quarrel with God concerning the way of salvation. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether Predestination is Certain
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
Directions to Awakened Sinners.
"Desist now, let there be no injustice; Even desist, my righteousness is yet in it.
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
'I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
"Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God "?
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