Job 23:6
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New International Version
Would he vigorously oppose me? No, he would not press charges against me.

New Living Translation
Would he use his great power to argue with me? No, he would give me a fair hearing.

English Standard Version
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; he would pay attention to me.

New American Standard Bible
"Would He contend with me by the greatness of His power? No, surely He would pay attention to me.

King James Bible
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would He prosecute me forcefully? No, He will certainly pay attention to me.

International Standard Version
"Would he use his great power to fight me? No, he'll pay attention to me.

NET Bible
Would he contend with me with great power? No, he would only pay attention to me.

New Heart English Bible
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Would he sue me and hide behind great legal maneuvers? No, he certainly would press charges against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Would He contend with me in His great power? Nay; but He would give heed unto me.

New American Standard 1977
“Would He contend with me by the greatness of His power?
            No, surely He would pay attention to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Will he plead against me with his great power? No, but rather he would put it in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

American King James Version
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

American Standard Version
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I would not that he should contend with me with much strength, nor overwhelm me with the weight of his greatness.

Darby Bible Translation
Would he plead against me with [his] great power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.

English Revised Version
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Would he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

World English Bible
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.

Young's Literal Translation
In the abundance of power doth He strive with me? No! surely He putteth it in me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-7 Job appeals from his friends to the just judgement of God. He wants to have his cause tried quickly. Blessed be God, we may know where to find him. He is in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself; and upon a mercy-seat, waiting to be gracious. Thither the sinner may go; and there the believer may order his cause before Him, with arguments taken from his promises, his covenant, and his glory. A patient waiting for death and judgment is our wisdom and duty, and it cannot be without a holy fear and trembling. A passionate wishing for death or judgement is our sin and folly, and ill becomes us, as it did Job.
Study Bible
Job Responds: He Longs for God
5"I would learn the words which He would answer, And perceive what He would say to me. 6"Would He contend with me by the greatness of His power? No, surely He would pay attention to me. 7"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.…
Cross References
Job 9:3
"If one wished to dispute with Him, He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.

Job 9:4
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

Job 23:5
"I would learn the words which He would answer, And perceive what He would say to me.
Treasury of Scripture

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