New Living Translation
Even if I were right, I would have no defense. I could only plead for mercy.
King James Bible
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
Darby Bible Translation
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer; I would make supplication to my judge.
World English Bible
Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.
Young's Literal Translation
Whom, though I were righteous, I answer not, For my judgment I make supplication.
Job 9:15 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:15 Tho' - Though I were not conscious to myself of any sin. Would not - I durst not undertake to plead my cause against him; or maintain my integrity before him, because he knows me better than I know myself. Supplication - That he would judge favourably of me and my cause, and not according to the rigour of his justice.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
That the Self-Existent Being must be All-Powerful.
"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
But if you pray to God and seek the favor of the Almighty,
And even if I summoned him and he responded, I'm not sure he would listen to me.
Though I am innocent, my own mouth would pronounce me guilty. Though I am blameless, it would prove me wicked.
"I am innocent, but it makes no difference to me--I despise my life.
If I am guilty, too bad for me; and even if I'm innocent, I can't hold my head high, because I am filled with shame and misery.
I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say."
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