New Living Translation
If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him?
King James Bible
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Darby Bible Translation
If thou be righteous, what givest thou to him? or what doth he receive of thy hand?
World English Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive?
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LibraryWhether the Motive of Anger is Always Something done against the one who is Angry?
Objection 1: It would seem that the motive of anger is not always something done against the one who is angry. Because man, by sinning, can do nothing against God; since it is written (Job 35:6): "If thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against Him?" And yet God is spoken of as being angry with man on account of sin, according to Ps. 105:40: "The Lord was exceedingly angry with His people." Therefore it is not always on account of something done against him, that a man is angry. Objection …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether a Man May Merit Anything from God?
Whether Beneficence is an Act of Charity?
Whether a Human Action is Meritorious or Demeritorious Before God, According as it is Good or Evil?
In the same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.'"
And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back?
"Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?
Is it any advantage to the Almighty if you are righteous? Would it be any gain to him if you were perfect?
No, your sins affect only people like yourself, and your good deeds also affect only humans.
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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