Job 34:5
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

Job 11:4 For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes.

Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Job 33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.


Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul;

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 6:29
Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.

Job 13:18
Now that I have prepared my case, I know I will be vindicated.

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

Job 33:9
I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.

Job 34:4
Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

Isaiah 40:27
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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