Job 23:6
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New International Version
Would he vigorously oppose me? No, he would not press charges against me.

King James Bible
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Darby Bible Translation
Would he plead against me with [his] great power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.

World English Bible
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.

Young's Literal Translation
In the abundance of power doth He strive with me? No! surely He putteth it in me.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will he plead against me - He would not exhibit his majesty and his sovereign authority to strike me dumb, or so overawe me that I could not speak in my own vindication.

No; but he would put strength in me - On the contrary, he would treat me with tenderness, he would rectify my mistakes, he would show me what was in my favor, and would temper the rigid demands of justice by the mild interpretations of equity; and where law could not clear me, mercy would conduct all to the most favorable issue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

plead

Job 9:19,33,34 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead...

Job 13:21 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid.

Isaiah 27:4,8 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together...

Ezekiel 20:33,35 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you...

but he would

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Library
April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 9:3
Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.

Job 9:4
His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?

Job 23:5
I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say to me.

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