New International Version
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
King James Bible
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Darby Bible Translation
[As] God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
World English Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
Young's Literal Translation
God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who hath taken away my judgment - Who has turned aside my cause, and has not permitted it to come to a hearing, where I might have justice done to me, but has abandoned me to the harsh and uncharitable judgment of my enemies? There appears to be a great want of reverence in these words of Job; he speaks with a degree of irritation, if not bitterness, which cannot be justified. No man should speak thus of his Maker.
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vexed my soul. Heb. made my soul bitter
LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery.
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.
then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.
"Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice.
"Do you think this is just? You say, 'I am in the right, not God.'
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