If he delight to strive with Him -- He doth not answer him one of a thousand.
Job 9:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If he will contend with him - God is so holy, and his law so strict, that if he will enter into judgment with his creatures, the most upright of them cannot be justified in his sight.
One of a thousand - Of a thousand offenses of which he may be accused he cannot vindicate himself even in one. How little that any man does, even in the way of righteousness, truth, and mercy, can stand the penetrating eye of a just and holy God, when all motives, feelings, and objects, come to be scrutinized in his sight, on this ground, no man living can be justified. O, how necessary to fallen, weak, miserable, imperfect and sinful man, is the doctrine of justification by faith, and sanctification through the Divine Spirit, by the sacrificial death and mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ!
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Job 9:20,32,33 If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse...
Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.
Job 23:3-7 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!...
Job 31:35-37 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book...
Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.
Job 34:14,15 If he set his heart on man, if he gather to himself his spirit and his breath...
Job 40:2 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.
Isaiah 57:15,16 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...
Romans 9:20 No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.
Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
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