Job 9:3
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New Living Translation
If someone wanted to take God to court, would it be possible to answer him even once in a thousand times?

King James Bible
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
If he shall choose to strive with him, he cannot answer him one thing of a thousand.

World English Bible
If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
If he delight to strive with Him -- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:3 One - One accusation among a thousand which God shall produce against him.

Job 9:3 Parallel Commentaries

The 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.
The self-existent being, the supreme cause of all things, must of necessity have infinite power.--This proposition is evident, and undeniable. For since nothing (as has been already proved,) can possibly be self-existent, besides himself; and consequently all things in the universe were made by him, and are entirely dependent upon him; and all the powers of all things are derived from him, and must therefore be perfectly subject and subordinate to him; it is manifest that nothing can make any difficulty
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
YET WE NEED IT VERY MUCH. We are in great weakness, and we need power, for there is a great multitude come against us. It is not the wisest policy to ignore the strength of our enemy. Jehoshaphat did not. It is well for us to know the strength of our foes, but let it not lead us to despair. Who shall number the host of the foes against whom we must fight? They come to rob us of our inheritance, and if we submit, we shall be enslaved. WE have no might, but WE KNOW WHO HAS. The pious king said
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is lawful for a man to confess a sin which he has not committed. For, as Gregory says (Regist. xii), "it is the mark of a good conscience to acknowledge a fault where there is none." Therefore it is the mark of a good conscience to accuse oneself of those sins which one has not committed. Objection 2: Further, by humility a man deems himself worse than another, who is known to be a sinner, and in this he is to be praised. But it is lawful for a man to confess himself
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 9:14
"So who am I, that I should try to answer God or even reason with him?

Job 9:32
"God is not a mortal like me, so I cannot argue with him or take him to trial.

Job 10:2
I will say to God, 'Don't simply condemn me--tell me the charge you are bringing against me.

Job 13:19
Who can argue with me over this? And if you prove me wrong, I will remain silent and die.

Job 23:6
Would he use his great power to argue with me? No, he would give me a fair hearing.

Job 40:2
"Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God's critic, but do you have the answers?"

Job 40:5
I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say."

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