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Are you trying to prove that I am unjust--to put me in the wrong and yourself in the right?
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Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
Psalm 51:4 To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
Romans 3:4 But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
Isaiah 14:27 For the Lord of hosts hath decreed, and who can disannul it? and his hand is stretched out: and who shall turn it away?
Isaiah 28:18 And your league with death shall be abolished, and your covenant with hell shall not stand: when the overflowing scourge shall pass, you shall be trodden down by it.
Galatians 3:15,17 Brethren (I speak after the manner of man), yet a man's testament, if it be confirmed, no man despiseth nor addeth to it. . . .
Hebrews 7:18 There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the weakness and unprofitableness thereof:
wilt thou condemn
Job 10:3 Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
Job 27:2-6 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness, . . .
Job 32:2 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation: now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God.
Job 34:5,6 For Job hath said: I am just, and God hath overthrown my judgment. . . .
Job 35:2,3 Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say: I am more just than God? . . .
ContextJob Humbles Himself Before the LORD
…7Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me. 8Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?9And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?…
But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.
Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?
And shouldst know that I have done no wicked thing, whereas there is no man that can deliver out of thy hand?
If I shall be judged, I know that I shall be found just.
God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked.
At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges.
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness,
My justification, which I have begun to hold, I will not forsake: for my heart doth not reprehend me in all my life.
Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just?
Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?
Additional TranslationsWould you really annul My justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself?Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?
Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
Do not set aside my judgment: and dost thou think that I have dealt with thee in any other way, than that thou mightest appear to be righteous?
Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?
Wilt thou even disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?
Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous?
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