New Living Translation
"If only someone would listen to me! Look, I will sign my name to my defense. Let the Almighty answer me. Let my accuser write out the charges against me.
King James Bible
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!
World English Bible
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!
Young's Literal Translation
Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:35 Had written - Had given me his charge written in a book or paper, as the manner was in judicial proceedings. This shews that Job did not live, before letters were in use. And undoubtedly the first letters were those wrote on the two tables, by the finger of God. He wishes, his friends, who charged him with hypocrisy, would draw up the charge in writing.
LibraryWhether one Can, Without a Mortal Sin, Deny the Truth which Would Lead to One's Condemnation?
Objection 1: It would seem one can, without a mortal sin, deny the truth which would lead to one's condemnation. For Chrysostom says (Hom. xxxi super Ep. ad Heb.): "I do not say that you should lay bare your guilt publicly, nor accuse yourself before others." Now if the accused were to confess the truth in court, he would lay bare his guilt and be his own accuser. Therefore he is not bound to tell the truth: and so he does not sin mortally if he tell a lie in court. Objection 2: Further, just as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
The Good Samaritan
Trials of the Christian
"I cry out, 'Help!' but no one answers me. I protest, but there is no justice.
"May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.
"I cry to you, O God, but you don't answer. I stand before you, but you don't even look.
"Surely no one would turn against the needy when they cry for help in their trouble.
I would face the accusation proudly. I would wear it like a crown.
You say you can't see him, but he will bring justice if you will only wait.
"Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God's critic, but do you have the answers?"
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