New International Version
What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless?
King James Bible
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Darby Bible Translation
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain [to him] that thou makest thy ways perfect?
World English Bible
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?
Young's Literal Translation
Is it a delight to the Mighty One That thou art righteous? is it gain, That thou makest perfect thy ways?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty - Infinite in his perfections, he can neither gain nor lose by the wickedness or righteousness of men.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him?
"Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?
If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand?
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