New Living Translation
"Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?
King James Bible
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
Darby Bible Translation
Can a man be profitable to �God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.
World English Bible
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
Young's Literal Translation
To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:2 Can, and c. - Why dost thou insist so much upon thy own righteousness, as if thou didst oblige God by it.
LibraryThe Doctrine of God
I. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: (Vs. Atheism). 1. ASSUMED BY THE SCRIPTURES. 2. PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. a) Universal belief in the Existence of God. b) Cosmological:--Argument from Cause. c) Teleological:--Argument from Design. d) Ontological:--Argument from Being. e) Anthropological:--Moral Argument. f) Argument from Congruity. g) Argument from Scripture. II. THE NATURE OF GOD: (Vs. Agnosticism) 1. THE SPIRITUALITY OF GOD: (Vs. Materialism). 2. THE PERSONALITY OF GOD: (Vs. Pantheism). 3. THE UNITY …
Rev. William Evans—The Great Doctrines of the Bible
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
A Holy Life the Beauty of Christianity: Or, an Exhortation to Christians to be Holy. By John Bunyan.
In the same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.'"
and human hands can't serve his needs--for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.
"What are people, that you should make so much of us, that you should think of us so often?
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
Is it any advantage to the Almighty if you are righteous? Would it be any gain to him if you were perfect?
If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him?
If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.
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