Job 21:4
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New International Version
"Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient?

King James Bible
As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

Darby Bible Translation
As for me, is my complaint to a man? or wherefore should not my spirit be impatient?

World English Bible
As for me, is my complaint to man? Why shouldn't I be impatient?

Young's Literal Translation
I -- to man is my complaint? and if so, wherefore May not my temper become short?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As for me - האנכי heanochi, "Alas for me!" Is it not with a man that I speak? And, if this be the case, why should not my spirit be troubled? I do not reply against my Maker: I suffer much from God and man; why then may I not have the privilege of complaining to creatures like myself?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

is my complaint

Job 7:11-21 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul...

Job 10:1,2 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul...

1 Samuel 1:16 Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken till now.

Psalm 22:1-3 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring...

Psalm 77:3-9 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah...

Psalm 102:1-28 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you...

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Psalm 142:2,3 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble...

Matthew 26:38 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me.

if it were

2 Kings 6:26,27 And as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king...

Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? hope you in God: for I shall yet praise him...

troubled. Heb. shortened

Exodus 6:9 And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they listened not to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

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Not Now, but Hereafter!
It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether the Rewards Assigned to the Beatitudes Refer to this Life?
Objection 1: It would seem that the rewards assigned to the beatitudes do not refer to this life. Because some are said to be happy because they hope for a reward, as stated above [1672](A[1]). Now the object of hope is future happiness. Therefore these rewards refer to the life to come. Objection 2: Further, certain punishments are set down in opposition to the beatitudes, Lk. 6:25, where we read: "Woe to you that are filled; for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh, for you shall mourn and
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
"O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out" (Rom. 11:33). "Salvation is of the LORD" (Jonah 2:9); but the Lord does not save all. Why not? He does save some; then if He saves some, why not others? Is it because they are too sinful and depraved? No; for the Apostle wrote, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (1
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Job 6:11
"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

Job 7:11
"Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

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