Job 11:4
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English Standard Version
For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God’s eyes.’

King James Bible
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

American Standard Version
For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight.

English Revised Version
For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thy eyes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

18 And wherefore hast Thou brought me forth out of the womb?

I should have expired, that no eye had seen me,

19 I should have been as though I had never been,

Carried from the womb to the grave.

20 Are not my days few? then cease

And turn from me, that I may become a little cheerful,

21 Before I go to return no more

Into the land of darkness and of the shadow of death,

22 The land of deep darkness like to midnight,

Of the shadow of death and of confusion,

And which is bright like midnight.

The question Wherefore? Job 10:18, is followed by futt. as modi conditionales (Ges. 127, 5) of that which would and should have happened, if God had not permitted him to be born alive: I should have expired, prop. I ought to have expired, being put back to the time of birth (comp. Job 3:13, where the praet. more objectively expressed what would then have happened). These modi condit. are continued in Job 10:19 : I should have been (sc. in the womb) as though I had not been (comp. the short elliptical

(Note: כלא is there equals לא כאשׁר, like ללא, Isaiah 65:1 equals לא לאשׁר [vid. Ges. 123, 3], and כּ is used as a conjunction as little as ל (vid., on Psalm 38:14).)

expression, Obadiah 1:16), i.e., as one who had scarcely entered upon existence, and that only of the earliest (as at conception); I should have been carried (הוּבל, as Job 21:32) from the womb (without seeing the light as one born alive) to the grave. This detestation of his existence passes into the wish, Job 10:20, that God would be pleased at least somewhat to relieve him ere he is swallowed up by the night of Hades. We must neither with the Targ. translate: are not my days few, and vanishing away? nor with Oetinger: will not my fewness of days cease? Both are contrary to the correct accentuation. Olshausen thinks it remarkable that there is not a weaker pausal accent to ימי; but such a one is really indirectly there, for Munach is here equivalent to Dech, from which it is formed (vid., the rule in Comm. ber den Psalter, ii. 504). Accordingly, Seb. Schmid correctly translates: nonne parum dies mei? ideo cessa. The Keri substitutes the precative form of expression for the optative: cease then, turn away from me then (imper. consec. with waw of the result, Ewald, 235, a); comp. the precative conclusion to the speech, Job 7:16., but there is no real reason for changing the optative form of the text. ישׁית (voluntative for ישׁת, Job 9:33) may be supplemented by ידו, פניו, עיניו ,פ, or לבו (Job 7:17) (not, however, with Hirz., שׁבטו, after Job 9:34, which is too far-fetched for the usage of the language, or with Bttch., מחנהו, copias suas); שׁית can however, like שׂים, Job 4:20, signify to turn one's self to, se disponere equals to attend to, consequently מן שׁית, to turn the attention from, as מן שׁעה, Job 7:19, Psalm 39:14 (where, as here, ואבליגה follows).


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For thou

Job 6:10 Then should I yet have comfort; yes, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare...

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts...

I am clean

Job 6:29,30 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it...

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you...

Job 9:2,3 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God...

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

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

Job 35:2 Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

Cross References
Job 6:10
This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 10:7
although you know that I am not guilty, and there is none to deliver out of your hand?

Job 11:5
But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,

Proverbs 4:2
for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching.

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