Job 34:9
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New International Version
For he says, 'There is no profit in trying to please God.'

New Living Translation
He has even said, 'Why waste time trying to please God?'

English Standard Version
For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.’

New American Standard Bible
"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'

King James Bible
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he has said, "A man gains nothing when he becomes God's friend."

International Standard Version
Because he says, 'There's no profit for a man to find joy with God.'"

NET Bible
For he says, 'It does not profit a man when he makes his delight with God.'

New Heart English Bible
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He says, 'It doesn't do any good to try to please God.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he hath said: 'It profiteth a man nothing That he should be in accord with God.'

New American Standard 1977
“For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing
            When he is pleased with God.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he said, It shall profit a man nothing that he should conform his will with God.

King James 2000 Bible
For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

American King James Version
For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

American Standard Version
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath said : Man shall not please God, although he run with him.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God.

English Revised Version
For he hath said, it profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

World English Bible
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath said, 'It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:1-9 Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job's words. The plainest Christian, whose mind is enlightened, whose heart is sanctified by the Spirit of God, and who is versed in the Scriptures, can say how far matters, words, or actions, agree with true religion, better than any that lean to their own understandings. Job had spoken as if he meant wholly to justify himself. He that say, I have cleansed my hands in vain, does not only offend against God's children, Ps 73:13-15, but gratifies his enemies, and says as they say.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
8Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? 9"For he has said, It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.' 10"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.…
Cross References
Job 21:15
'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'

Job 35:3
"For you say, 'What advantage will it be to You? What profit will I have, more than if I had sinned?'

Psalm 50:18
"When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.

Psalm 73:13
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence;
Treasury of Scripture

For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

It

Job 9:22,23,30,31 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroys the perfect and …

Job 21:14-16,30 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the …

Job 22:17 Which said to God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

Job 35:3 For you said, What advantage will it be to you? and, What profit …

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that …

delight

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires …

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