Job 40:8
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New International Version
"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

New Living Translation
"Will you discredit my justice and condemn me just to prove you are right?

English Standard Version
Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?

New American Standard Bible
"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

King James Bible
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?

International Standard Version
Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?

NET Bible
Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?

New Heart English Bible
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Would you undo my justice? Would you condemn me so that you can be righteous?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?

New American Standard 1977
“Will you really annul My judgment?
            Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you also annul my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

American King James Version
Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou even disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

World English Bible
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous?
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before God
7"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me. 8"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified? 9"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?…
Cross References
Romans 3:4
Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments."

Job 10:3
'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?

Job 10:7
'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand.

Job 13:18
"Behold now, I have prepared my case; I know that I will be vindicated.

Job 16:11
"God hands me over to ruffians And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.

Job 19:6
Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.

Job 27:2
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Job 27:6
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.

Job 34:17
"Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,

Isaiah 45:9
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands '?
Treasury of Scripture

Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

Wilt

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your …

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is …

disannul

Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall cancel it? and …

Isaiah 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement …

Galatians 3:15,17 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's …

Hebrews 7:18 For there is truly a cancellation of the commandment going before …

wilt thou condemn

Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise …

Job 27:2-6 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who …

Job 32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, …

Job 34:5,6 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment…

Job 35:2,3 Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more …

(8) Wilt thou also disannul my judgment?--Comp. what Job said in Job 19:6-7; Job 27:2. God is about to show Job his inability to govern the world and administer judgment among men, so as to rule them morally, from his acknowledged inability to govern the more formidable animals of the brute creation. If he cannot restrain them, how is it likely that he will be able to tread down the wicked in their place? And if he cannot hold the wicked in check and compel them to submission, how, any more, can he protect himself from their violence? how can he save himself from the outbursts of their fury? or, if not save himself from them, how much less can he deliver himself from the hand of God? If he cannot hide them in the dust together, and bind them (i.e., restrain the threatenings of their rage in the hidden world) in the secret prison-house, how much less can he save himself, and be independent of the help of a saviour?

Verse 8. - Wilt thou also (rather, even) dis-annul my judgment? i.e. maintain that my judgment towards thee has not been just and equitable, and therefore, so far as it lies in thy power, disannul it? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Dost thou think it necessary to accuse me of injustice, and condemn me. in order to establish thine own innocence? But there is no such necessity. The two things - my justice and thy innocence - are quite compatible. Only lay aside the notion that afflictions must be punitive. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment?.... The decrees and purposes of God concerning his dealings with men, particularly the afflictions of them, which are framed with the highest wisdom and reason, and according to the strictest justice, and can never be frustrated or made void; or the sentence of God concerning them, that is gone out of his mouth and cannot be altered; or the execution of it, which cannot be hindered: it respects the wisdom of God in the government of the world, as Aben Ezra observes, and the particular dealings of his providence with men, which ought to be submitted to; to do otherwise is for a man to set up his own judgment against the Lord's, which is as much as in him lies to disannul it; whereas God is a God of judgment, and his judgment is according to truth, and in righteousness, and will take place, let men do or say what they please;

wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Is there no other way of vindicating thine own innocence and integrity, without charging me with unrighteousness; at least saying such things as are judged by others to be an arraignment of my justice, wisdom, and goodness, in the government of the world? Now though Job did not expressly and directly condemn the Lord, and arraign his justice, yet when he talked of his own righteousness and integrity, he was not upon his guard as he should have been with respect to the justice of God in his afflictions; for though a man may justify his own character when abused, he should take care to speak well of God; and be it as it will between man and man, God is not to be brought into the question; and though some of his providences are not so easily reconciled to his promises, yet let God be true and every man a liar. 8. Wilt thou not only contend with, but set aside My judgment or justice in the government of the world?

condemn—declare Me unrighteous, in order that thou mayest be accounted righteous (innocent; undeservingly afflicted).40:6-14 Those who profit by what they have heard from God, shall hear more from him. And those who are truly convinced of sin, yet need to be more thoroughly convinced and more humbled. No doubt God, and he only, has power to humble and bring down proud men; he has wisdom to know when and how to do it, and it is not for us to teach him how to govern the world. Our own hands cannot save us by recommending us to God's grace, much less rescuing us from his justice; and therefore into his hand we must commit ourselves. The renewal of a believer proceeds in the same way of conviction, humbling, and watchfulness against remaining sin, as his first conversion. When convinced of many evils in our conduct, we still need convincing of many more.
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