New International Version
If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him?
King James Bible
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
Darby Bible Translation
Be it a question of strength, lo, [he is] strong; and be it of judgment, who will set me a time?
World English Bible
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'
Young's Literal Translation
If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment -- who doth convene me?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong - Human wisdom, power, and influence avail nothing before him.
Who shall set me a time - מי יועידני mi yoideni, "Who would be a witness for me?" or, Who would dare to appear in my behalf? Almost all the terms in this part of the speech of Job, Job 9:11-24, are forensic or juridical, and are taken from legal processes and pleadings in their gates or courts of justice.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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 …
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Later English Reformers
His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together,
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