New Living Translation
For if I tried flattery, my Creator would soon destroy me.
King James Bible
For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
Darby Bible Translation
For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.
World English Bible
For I don't know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.
Young's Literal Translation
For I have not known to give flattering titles, In a little doth my Maker take me away.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:22 I know not - The more closely we eye the majesty of God as our maker, the more we dread his wrath and justice, the less danger shall we be in of a sinful fearing or flattering of men.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
'Can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone be pure before the Creator?'
I won't play favorites or try to flatter anyone.
"Listen to my words, Job; pay attention to what I have to say.
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