Job 34:23
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New International Version
God has no need to examine people further, that they should come before him for judgment.

King James Bible
For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

Darby Bible Translation
For he doth not long consider a man, to bring him before God in judgment.

World English Bible
For he doesn't need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For he will not lay upon man - The meaning appears to be this: He will not call man a second time into judgment; he does not try a cause twice; his decisions are just, and his sentence without appeal. Mr. Good translates: -

"Behold, not to man hath he intrusted the time

Of coming into judgment with God."

Man's time is not in his own hand; nor is his lot cast or ruled by his own wisdom and power. When God thinks best, he will judge for him; and, if oppressed or calumniated, he will bring forth his righteousness as the light, and do him justice on his adversaries.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he will

Job 34:10-12 Therefore listen to me you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty...

Job 11:6 And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom...

Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass...

Psalm 119:137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and upright are your judgments.

Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.

Daniel 9:7-9 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

that he

Job 9:32,33 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment...

Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

Job 23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity...

Romans 9:20 No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

enter. Heb. go

July 15 Evening
The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Covenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Objection 1: It would seem that sin is not aggravated by reason of the condition of the person against whom it is committed. For if this were the case a sin would be aggravated chiefly by being committed against a just and holy man. But this does not aggravate a sin: because a virtuous man who bears a wrong with equanimity is less harmed by the wrong done him, than others, who, through being scandalized, are also hurt inwardly. Therefore the condition of the person against whom a sin is committed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Predestination is Certain?
Objection 1: It seems that predestination is not certain. Because on the words "Hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown," (Rev 3:11), Augustine says (De Corr. et Grat. 15): "Another will not receive, unless this one were to lose it." Hence the crown which is the effect of predestination can be both acquired and lost. Therefore predestination cannot be certain. Objection 2: Further, granted what is possible, nothing impossible follows. But it is possible that one predestined---e.g.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 11:11
Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?

Job 34:24
Without inquiry he shatters the mighty and sets up others in their place.

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