Job 9:19
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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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Clarke'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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Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

Job 36:17-19 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you...

Job 40:9,10 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him...

Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

who shall

Job 9:32,33 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment...

Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

Job 33:5-7 If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up...

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 9:4
His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?

Job 9:33
If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together,

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