Job 34:31
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English Standard Version
“For has anyone said to God, ‘I have borne punishment; I will not offend any more;

King James Bible
Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

American Standard Version
For hath any said unto God, I have borne chastisement , I will not offend any more :

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing then I have spoken of God, I will not hinder thee in thy turn.

English Revised Version
For hath any said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 He breaketh the mighty in pieces without investigation

And setteth others in their place.

25 Thus He seeth through their works,

And causeth their overthrow by night, thus they are crushed.

26 He smiteth them after the manner of evil-doers

In the sight of the public.

27 For for such purpose are they fallen away from Him

And have not considered any of His ways,

28 To cause the cry of the poor to come up to Him,

And that He should hear the cry of the needy.

He makes short work (לא־חקר for בּלא, as Job 12:24; Job 38:26 : without research, viz., into their conduct, which is at once manifest to Him; not: in an incomprehensible manner, which is unsuitable, and still less: innumerabiles, as Jer., Syr.) with the mighty (כּבּירים, Arab. kibâr, kubarâ), and in consequence of this (fut. consec.) sets up (constituit) others, i.e., better and worthier rulers (comp. אהר, Job 8:19; Isaiah 55:1-13 :15), in their stead. The following לכן is not equivalent to לכן אשׁר, for which no satisfactory instance exists; on the contrary, לכן here, as more frequently, introduces not the real consequence (Job 20:2), but a logical inference, something that directly follows in and with what precedes (corresponding to the Greek ἄρα, just so, consequently), comp. Job 42:3; Isaiah 26:14; Isaiah 61:7; Jeremiah 2:33; Jeremiah 5:2; Zechariah 11:7 (vid., Khler in loc.). Thus, then, as He hereby proves, He is thoroughly acquainted with their actions (מעבּד, nowhere besides in the book of Job, an Aramaizing expression for מעשׂה). This abiding fact of divine omniscience, inferred from the previously-mentioned facts, then serves again in its turn, in Job 34:25, as the source of facts by which it is verified. לילה is by no means an obj. The expositions: et inducit noctem (Jer.), He walks in the night in which He has veiled Himself (Umbr.), convertit eos in noctem (Syr., Arab.), and such like, all read in the two words what they do not imply. It is either to be translated: He throws them by night (לילה as Job 27:20) upon the heaps (הפך as Proverbs 12:7), or, since the verb has no objective suff.: He maketh a reformation or overthrow during the night, i.e., creates during the night a new order of things, and they who stood at the head of the former affairs are crushed by the catastrophe.

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Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

Job 40:3-5 Then Job answered the LORD, and said...

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Leviticus 26:41 And that I also have walked contrary to them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies...

Ezra 9:13,14 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass...

Nehemiah 9:33-38 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly...

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

Daniel 9:7-14 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me...

Cross References
Job 34:30
that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.

Job 34:32
teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'?

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