New International Version
"Job says, 'I am innocent, but God denies me justice.
King James Bible
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my judgment:
World English Bible
For Job has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right:
Young's Literal Translation
For Job hath said, 'I have been righteous, And God hath turned aside my right,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Job hath said, I am righteous - Job had certainly said the words attributed to him by Elihu, particularly in Job 27:2, etc., but it was in vindication of his aspersed character that he had asserted his own righteousness, and in a different sense to that in which Elihu appears to take it up. He asserted that he was righteous quoad the charges his friends had brought against him. And he never intimated that he had at all times a pure heart, and had never transgressed the laws of his Maker. It is true also that he said, God hath taken away my judgment; but he most obviously does not mean to charge God with injustice, but to show that he had dealt with him in a way wholly mysterious, and not according to the ordinary dispensations of his providence; and that he did not interpose in his behalf, while his friends were overwhelming him with obloquy and reproach.
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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.
Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Whether Predestination is Certain?
Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.
Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,
I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.
Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
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