New International Version
"He is not a mere mortal like me that I might answer him, that we might confront each other in court.
King James Bible
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him; that we should come together in judgment.
World English Bible
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, that we should come together in judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
But if a man like myself -- I answer him, We come together into judgment.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he is not a man as I am - I cannot contend with him as with one of my fellows in a court of justice.
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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
But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'"
Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.
"How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him?
you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.
Whatever exists has already been named, and what humanity is has been known; no one can contend with someone who is stronger.
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