Job 35:9
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New International Version
"People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.

King James Bible
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry; they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty:

World English Bible
"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out. They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of the multitude of oppressions They cause to cry out, They cry because of the arm of the mighty.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By reason of the multitude - Or rather, "From among the multitude" the oppressed clamor, יזעיקו yaziku: they shout, ישועו yeshavveu, because of the mighty. The wicked rich oppress the wicked poor; these cry aloud because of their oppressors; but they have no relief, because they call not upon God.

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they make

Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Exodus 3:7,9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Nehemiah 5:1-5 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 55:2,3 Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise...

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Luke 18:3-7 And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary...

the arm

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.

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Questions which Ought to be Asked
ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

'Why Should I?'
Thou saidst, What advantage will it be? What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.' (Job xxxv. 3, 4.) In reading these words I have no wish to enter into the controversy between Job and his friends as to the relationship of physical suffering to sin, but to emphasize a certain mental attitude which they indicate, and which often expresses itself in relation to other things. The human mind is so constituted that men will not commit
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service

An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
THERE are not a few difficulties in the account, which Moses has given of the creation of the world, and of the formation, and temptation, and fall of our first parents. Some by the six days of the creation have understood as many years. Whilst others have thought the creation of the world instantaneous: and that the number of days mentioned by Moses is only intended to assist our conception, who are best able to think of things in order of succession. No one part of this account is fuller of difficulties,
Nathaniel Lardner—An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man

The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
1. A holy joy in God, our privilege as well as our duty.--2. The Christian invited to the exercise of it.--3. By the consideration of temporal mercies.--4. And of spiritual favors.--5. By the views of eternal happiness.--6. And of the mercies of God to others, the living and the dead.--7. The chapter closes with an exhortation to this heavenly exercise. And with an example of the genuine workings of this grateful joy in God. 1. I WOULD now suppose my reader to find, on an examination of his spiritual
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
Exodus 2:23
During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.

Exodus 22:23
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 24:15
Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Job 12:19
He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established.

Job 20:19
For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build.

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.

Job 35:8
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.

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