Job 34:31
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New International Version
"Suppose someone says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more.

New Living Translation
"Why don't people say to God, 'I have sinned, but I will sin no more'?

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

New American Standard Bible
"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suppose someone says to God, "I have endured my punishment; I will no longer act wickedly.

International Standard Version
"Has anyone ever really told God, 'I've endured, and I won't act corruptly anymore.

NET Bible
"Has anyone said to God, 'I have endured chastisement, but I will not act wrongly any more.

New Heart English Bible
"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But suppose such a person says to God, 'I am guilty, I will stop my immoral behavior.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For hath any said unto God: 'I have borne chastisement, though I offend not;

New American Standard 1977
“For has anyone said to God,
            ‘I have borne chastisement;
            I will not offend anymore;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely it is fitting to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

American King James Version
Surely it is meet to be said to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For hath he said unto God, I bear [chastisement], I will not offend;

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:

World English Bible
"For has any said to God, 'I am guilty, but I will not offend any more.

Young's Literal Translation
For unto God hath any said: 'I have taken away, I do not corruptly,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:31-37 When we reprove for what is amiss, we must direct to what is good. Job's friends would have had him own himself a wicked man. Let will only oblige him to own that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. Let us, in giving reproof, not make a matter worse than it is. Elihu directs Job to humble himself before God for his sins, and to accept the punishment. Also to pray to God to discover his sins to him. A good man is willing to know the worst of himself; particularly, under affliction, he desires to be told wherefore God contends with him. It is not enough to be sorry for our sins, but we must go and sin no more. And if we are affectionate children, we shall love to speak with our Father, and to tell him all our mind. Elihu reasons with Job concerning his discontent under affliction. We are ready to think every thing that concerns us should be just as we would have it; but it is not reasonable to expect this. Elihu asks whether there was not sin and folly in what Job said. God is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works, Ps 145:17. The believer saith, Let my Saviour, my wise and loving Lord, choose every thing for me. I am sure that will be wisest, and the best for his glory and my good.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
30So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people. 31"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore; 32Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again '?…
Cross References
Job 34:30
So that godless men would not rule Nor be snares of the people.

Job 34:32
Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again '?
Treasury of Scripture

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

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

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 …

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

Nehemiah 9:33-38 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have …

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Daniel 9:7-14 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against …

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