Job 22:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him?

King James Bible
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Darby Bible Translation
Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

World English Bible
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Young's Literal Translation
To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?

Job 22:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Can a man be profitable unto God - God does not afflict thee because thou hast deprived him of any excellency. A man may be profitable to a man, but no man can profit his Maker. He has no interest in thy conduct; he does not punish thee because thou hast offended and deprived him of some good. Thy iniquities are against justice, and justice requires thy punishment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a man

Job 35:6-8 If you sin, what do you against him? or if your transgressions be multiplied, what do you to him...

Psalm 16:2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you;

Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants...

as he that, etc. or, if he may be profitable, doth his good success depend thereon?

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him?

Deuteronomy 10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good?

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 4:7-9 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding...

Proverbs 9:12 If you be wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.

Ecclesiastes 7:11,12 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun...

Matthew 5:29 And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you...

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap...

Library
December 29 Morning
Understanding what the will of the Lord is.--EPH. 5:17. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.--Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.--We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether all Things are under Divine Providence
Whether All Things are under Divine Providence We proceed to the second article thus: 1. It seems that not all things are under divine providence. For nothing that is ordained happens contingently, and if all things were provided by God, nothing would happen contingently. There would then be no such thing as chance or fortune. But this is contrary to common opinion. 2. Again, every wise provider, so far as he is able, preserves those in his care from defect and from evil. But we see many evils in
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (Prov. xxv. 25). But what can be good news to me, so far as concerns the behoof of holy Church, but to hear of the health and safety of your to me most sweet Holiness, who, from your perception of the light of truth, both illuminate the same Church with the word of preaching, and mould it to a better way by the example of your manners? As often, too, as I recall in
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Luke 17:10
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"

Acts 17:25
And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.

Job 7:17
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,

Job 22:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Job 22:3
What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless?

Job 35:7
If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand?

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.

Jump to Previous
Benefit Possible Profit Profitable Surely Use Useful Vigorous Wisdom Wise
Jump to Next
Benefit Possible Profit Profitable Surely Use Useful Vigorous Wisdom Wise
Links
Job 22:2 NIV
Job 22:2 NLT
Job 22:2 ESV
Job 22:2 NASB
Job 22:2 KJV

Job 22:2 Bible Apps
Job 22:2 Biblia Paralela
Job 22:2 Chinese Bible
Job 22:2 French Bible
Job 22:2 German Bible

Job 22:2 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Job 22:1
Top of Page
Top of Page