Job 9:16
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New International Version
Even if I summoned him and he responded, I do not believe he would give me a hearing.

King James Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
If I had called, and he had answered me, I would not believe that he hearkened to my voice, --

World English Bible
If I had called, and he had answered me, yet I wouldn't believe that he listened to my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
Though I had called and He answereth me, I do not believe that He giveth ear to my voice.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If I had called, and he had answered - I could scarcely suppose, such is his majesty and such his holiness, that he could condescend to notice a being so mean, and in every respect so infinitely beneath his notice. These sentiments sufficiently confuted that slander of his friends, who said he was presumptuous, had not becoming notions of the majesty of God, and used blasphemous expressions against his sovereign authority.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If I had

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

Psalm 66:18-20 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me...

Psalm 116:1,2 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications...

would I

Job 29:24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Exodus 6:9 And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they listened not to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

Judges 6:13 And Gideon said to him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us?...

Psalm 126:1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Luke 24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them, Have you here any meat?

Acts 12:14-16 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate...

Library
March 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
The sermon of this morning is intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. If it will not die, at least let us spare no arrows against it; let us draw the bow, and if the shaft cannot penetrate its heart, it may at least stick in its flesh and help to worry it to its grave. I. Endeavouring to keep close to my text, I shall start with this first point--that THE PLEA OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONTRADICTS ITSELF. "If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me." Come, friend, thou who
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Objection 1: It would seem that doubts should not be interpreted for the best. Because we should judge from what happens for the most part. But it happens for the most part that evil is done, since "the number of fools is infinite" (Eccles. 1:15), "for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth" (Gn. 8:21). Therefore doubts should be interpreted for the worst rather than for the best. Objection 2: Further, Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 27) that "he leads a
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Later English Reformers
While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. Wycliffe's Bible had been translated from the Latin text, which contained many errors. It had never been printed, and the cost of manuscript copies was so great that few but wealthy men or nobles could procure it; and, furthermore, being strictly proscribed by the church, it had had a comparatively narrow circulation. In 1516, a year before the appearance of Luther's
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Job 9:15
Though I were innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my Judge for mercy.

Job 9:17
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.

Job 13:22
Then summon me and I will answer, or let me speak, and you reply to me.

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