Job 9:19
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New International Version
If it is a matter of strength, he is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge him?

New Living Translation
If it's a question of strength, he's the strong one. If it's a matter of justice, who dares to summon him to court?

English Standard Version
If it is a contest of strength, behold, he is mighty! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon him?

New American Standard Bible
"If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

King James Bible
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If it is a matter of strength, look, He is the Mighty One! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

International Standard Version
"Is this a contest of strength? He is obviously stronger! Is this a matter of justice? Who can sue him?

NET Bible
If it is a matter of strength, most certainly he is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, he will say, 'Who will summon me?'

New Heart English Bible
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty. And if of justice, who will summon him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If it is a matter of strength, then he is the mighty one. If it is about justice, who will charge me with a crime?

JPS Tanakh 1917
If it be a matter of strength, lo, He is mighty! And if of justice, who will appoint me a time?

New American Standard 1977
“If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one!
            And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

Jubilee Bible 2000
If we were to speak of his strength, he is certainly strong; and if of his judgment, who shall cause us to meet?

King James 2000 Bible
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of justice, who shall set me a time to plead?

American King James Version
If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

American Standard Version
If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty! And if of justice, Who,'saith he , will summon me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If strength be demanded, he is most strong: if equity of judgment, no man dare bear witness for me.

Darby Bible Translation
Be it a question of strength, lo, [he is] strong; and be it of judgment, who will set me a time?

English Revised Version
If we speak of the strength of the mighty, lo, he is there! and if of judgment, who will appoint me a time?

Webster's Bible Translation
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

World English Bible
If it is a matter of strength, behold, he is mighty! If of justice, 'Who,' says he, 'will summon me?'

Young's Literal Translation
If of power, lo, the Strong One; And if of judgment -- who doth convene me?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:14-21 Job is still righteous in his own eyes, ch. 32:1, and this answer, though it sets forth the power and majesty of God, implies that the question between the afflicted and the Lord of providence, is a question of might, and not of right; and we begin to discover the evil fruits of pride and of a self-righteous spirit. Job begins to manifest a disposition to condemn God, that he may justify himself, for which he is afterwards reproved. Still Job knew so much of himself, that he durst not stand a trial. If we say, We have no sin, we not only deceive ourselves, but we affront God; for we sin in saying so, and give the lie to the Scripture. But Job reflected on God's goodness and justice in saying his affliction was without cause.
Study Bible
Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man
18"He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness. 19"If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him? 20"Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me; Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.…
Cross References
Job 9:4
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

Job 9:33
"There is no umpire between us, Who may lay his hand upon us both.
Treasury of Scripture

If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

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Psalm 62:11 God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God.

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1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness …

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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Job 9:32,33 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should …

Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty …

Job 33:5-7 If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up…

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