Job 34:29
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New International Version
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,

New Living Translation
But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation.

English Standard Version
When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?—

New American Standard Bible
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--

King James Bible
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when God is silent, who can declare Him guilty? When He hides His face, who can see Him? Yet He watches over both individuals and nations,

International Standard Version
"If he remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,

NET Bible
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,

New Heart English Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he keeps quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him whether it is a nation or a single person?

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when He hideth His face, who then can behold Him? Whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike;

New American Standard 1977
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn?
            And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
            That is, in regard to both nation and man?—

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he gives rest, who then can make trouble? If he hides his face, who then can behold him? This applies to a nation and the same to a man,

King James 2000 Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

American King James Version
When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

American Standard Version
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?

Darby Bible Translation
When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth [his] face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;

English Revised Version
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike:

Webster's Bible Translation
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

World English Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

Young's Literal Translation
And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:16-30 Elihu appeals directly to Job himself. Could he suppose that God was like those earthly princes, who hate right, who are unfit to rule, and prove the scourges of mankind? It is daring presumption to condemn God's proceedings, as Job had done by his discontents. Elihu suggests divers considerations to Job, to produce in him high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him to submit. Job had often wished to plead his cause before God. Elihu asks, To what purpose? All is well that God does, and will be found so. What can make those uneasy, whose souls dwell at ease in God? The smiles of all the world cannot quiet those on whom God frowns.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
28So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted-- 29When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?-- 30So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.…
Cross References
Job 34:28
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, And that He might hear the cry of the afflicted--

Job 34:30
So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.

Psalm 94:13
That You may grant him relief from the days of adversity, Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
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