Job 14:3
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New International Version
Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment?

New Living Translation
Must you keep an eye on such a frail creature and demand an accounting from me?

English Standard Version
And do you open your eyes on such a one and bring me into judgment with you?

New American Standard Bible
"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself.

King James Bible
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do You really take notice of one like this? Will You bring me into judgment against You?

International Standard Version
Indeed, have you opened your eyes on one like this— to bring me into a legal fight with you?

NET Bible
Do you fix your eye on such a one? And do you bring me before you for judgment?

New Heart English Bible
Do you open your eyes on such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You observe this and call me to account to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And dost Thou open Thine eyes upon such a one, And bringest me into judgment with Thee?

New American Standard 1977
“Thou also dost open Thine eyes on him,
            And bring him into judgment with Thyself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one and bring me into judgment with thee?

King James 2000 Bible
And do you open your eyes upon such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

American King James Version
And does you open your eyes on such an one, and bring me into judgment with you?

American Standard Version
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, And bringest me into judgment with thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And dost thou think it meet to open thy eyes upon such an one, and to bring him into judgment with thee?

Darby Bible Translation
Yet dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

English Revised Version
And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
And dost thou open thy eyes upon such one, and bring me into judgment with thee?

World English Bible
Do you open your eyes on such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- on this Thou hast opened Thine eyes, And dost bring me into judgment with Thee.
Study Bible
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
2"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain. 3"You also open Your eyes on him And bring him into judgment with Yourself. 4"Who can make the clean out of the unclean? No one!…
Cross References
Job 7:18
That You examine him every morning And try him every moment?

Job 22:4
"Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you, That He enters into judgment against you?

Psalm 8:4
What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?

Psalm 143:2
And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Psalm 144:3
O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
Treasury of Scripture

And does you open your eyes on such an one, and bring me into judgment with you?

And dost

Job 7:17,18 What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set …

Job 13:25 Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Psalm 144:3 LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of …

bringest

Job 9:19,20,32 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who …

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; …

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Verse 3. - And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one? Is it compatible with God's greatness, unchangeableness, and majesty to take any notice of so poor, weak, and unstable a creature as mortal man? The question has been often asked, and answered by many in the negative, as by the Epicureans of old. Job does not really entertain any doubt upon the point; but only intends to express his wonder that it should be so (comp. Psalm 8:4, and above, Job 7:17). And bringest me into judgment with thee? Especially astonishing is it, Job says, that God should condescend to try, pass judgment on, and punish so weak, worthless, and transitory a creature as himself. And dost thou open thine eyes on such an one,.... So frail and feeble, so short lived and sorrowful, so soon and easily cut down and destroyed: and by opening of his eyes is not meant his providential care of men; whose eyes indeed are everywhere, run to and fro throughout the earth, and are careful of and provident for all sorts of men, which is very wonderful, Psalm 8:4; nor the displays of his special grace and favour towards his own peculiar people, on whom his eyes of love, grace, and mercy, are opened, and are never withdrawn from them, which is marvellous lovingkindness; but the exercise of rigorous justice in punishing, afflicting, and chastising with so much severity, as Job thought to be his own case; the eyes of God, as he thought, were set on him for evil, and not for good; he looked wistly on him, and in a very frowning manner; he sharpened his eye upon him, as the phrase is, Job 16:9; and as some render the word (f) here, looked narrowly into all his ways, and watched every motion and every step he took, and pursued him with great eagerness, and used him with great strictness in a way of justice, which he, a poor, weak creature, was not able to bear; which sense is confirmed by what follows:

and bringeth me into judgment with thee? by this it appears Job has a view to himself all along, and to the procedure of God against him, which he took to be in strict justice, and that was what he was not able to bear; he was not a match for God, being such a frail, weak, sinful, mortal creature; nor was God a man as he was, that they should come together in judgment, or be fit persons to contend together upon the foot of strict justice; sinful man can never be just with God upon this bottom, or be able to answer to one objection or charge of a thousand brought against him; and therefore, as every sensible man will deprecate God's entering into judgment with him, so Job here expostulates with God why he should bring him into judgment with him; when, as he fled to his grace and mercy, he should rather show that to him than in a rigorous manner deal with him.

(f) "super illo acuis oculos tuos", Cocceius; "super hune apertos vibras oculos", Schultens. 3. open … eyes upon—Not in graciousness; but, "Dost Thou sharply fix Thine eyes upon?" (See on [504]Job 7:20; also see on [505]Job 1:7). Is one so frail as man worthy of such constant watching on the part of God? (Zec 12:4).

me—so frail.

thee—so almighty.14:1-6 Job enlarges upon the condition of man, addressing himself also to God. Every man of Adam's fallen race is short-lived. All his show of beauty, happiness, and splendour falls before the stroke of sickness or death, as the flower before the scythe; or passes away like the shadow. How is it possible for a man's conduct to be sinless, when his heart is by nature unclean? Here is a clear proof that Job understood and believed the doctrine of original sin. He seems to have intended it as a plea, why the Lord should not deal with him according to his own works, but according to His mercy and grace. It is determined, in the counsel and decree of God, how long we shall live. Our times are in his hands, the powers of nature act under him; in him we live and move. And it is very useful to reflect seriously on the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and the fading nature of all earthly enjoyments. But it is still more important to look at the cause, and remedy of these evils. Until we are born of the Spirit, no spiritually good thing dwells in us, or can proceed from us. Even the little good in the regenerate is defiled with sin. We should therefore humble ourselves before God, and cast ourselves wholly on the mercy of God, through our Divine Surety. We should daily seek the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and look to heaven as the only place of perfect holiness and happiness.
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