Job 23:7
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New International Version
There the upright can establish their innocence before him, and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.

New Living Translation
Honest people can reason with him, so I would be forever acquitted by my judge.

English Standard Version
There an upright man could argue with him, and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.

New American Standard Bible
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

King James Bible
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then an upright man could reason with Him, and I would escape from my Judge forever.

International Standard Version
In that place, the upright can reason with him; and I'll be acquitted once and for all by my judge."

NET Bible
There an upright person could present his case before him, and I would be delivered forever from my judge.

New Heart English Bible
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then decent people could argue with him, and I would escape my judgment forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There the upright might reason with Him; So should I be delivered for ever from my Judge.

New American Standard 1977
“There the upright would reason with Him;
            And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There the righteous might dispute with him; and should I escape for ever from the one who condemns me.

King James 2000 Bible
There the righteous might reason with him; so should I be delivered forever from my judge.

American King James Version
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

American Standard Version
There the upright might reason with him; So should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him propose equity against me, and let my judgment come to victory.

Darby Bible Translation
There would an upright man reason with him; and I should be delivered for ever from my judge.

English Revised Version
There the upright might reason with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Webster's Bible Translation
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

World English Bible
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.

Young's Literal Translation
There the upright doth reason with Him, And I escape for ever from my judge.
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
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. 8"Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;…
Cross References
Job 13:3
"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Job 13:16
"This also will be my salvation, For a godless man may not come before His presence.

Job 23:10
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Treasury of Scripture

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