Job 35:14
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English Standard Version
How much less when you say that you do not see him, that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!

King James Bible
Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

American Standard Version
How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, The cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea when thou shalt say : He considereth not : be judged before him, and expect him.

English Revised Version
How much less when thou sayest thou beholdest him not, the cause is before him, and thou waitest for him!

Webster's Bible Translation
Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 Look towards heaven and see,

And behold the ethereal heights: they are high above thee.

6 If thou sinnest, what dost thou effect with Him?

And if thy transgressions are many, what doest thou to Him?

7 If thou art righteous, what dost thou give Him,

Or what doth He take from thy hand?

8 To man like thee thy godlessness availeth,

And to thee, a son of man, thy righteousness.

Towards heaven he is to direct his gaze, to obtain from the height of heaven a notion of the exaltation of God who dwells above the heavens. The combination הבּיט וראה is like Psalm 80:15 and freq. שׁחקים (שׁחק, Arab. sḥq, to rub in pieces, make thin, therefore the opposite of עבים) are the thin transparent strata of the atmosphere above the hanging clouds. מן after גּבהּ denotes the height that is on the opposite side to the beholder. From the exaltation of God it is then further inferred that it is impossible to exercise any human influence upon Him, by which He might suffer. The pointing wavers here between תּפעל (the common fut. form) and תּפעל(as a contraction of תּפעל after the form אזעם, Numbers 23:8). Human wrong or right doing neither diminishes nor increases His blessedness; injury or advantage is only on the side of man, from whom it proceeds. Others, whom his conduct affect, are not included in Job 35:8 : righteous or ungodly doing, Elihu means to say, as such and with its consequences, belongs solely to the doer himself, the man "like thee" (לאישׁ with Munach, כּמוך with Munach), the son of man, i.e., man, capable of evil as of good, and who always, after deciding in favour of the latter or the former, determines his fortune or misfortune, in distinction from God, who ever remains unchangeably the same in His perfect righteousness. What Elihu here says we have already heard from Eliphaz, Job 22:2., and Job even expresses himself similarly in Job 7:20; but to Elihu's mind it all becomes for Job new and powerful motives to quiet submission, for what objection should Job raise in justification of his complaints concerning his affliction against such sentiments as these, that goodness bears its reward and evil its punishment in itself, and that God's reward of goodness is not a work of indebtedness, nor His punishment of evil a work of necessity? Before such truth he must really hold his peace.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou sayest

Job 9:11 See, he goes by me, and I see him not: he passes on also, but I perceive him not.

Job 23:3,8-10 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!...

yet

Job 9:19 If I speak of strength, see, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Psalm 77:5-10 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times...

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Micah 7:7-9 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me...

trust

Psalm 27:12-14 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty...

Psalm 37:5,6 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass...

Psalm 62:5,8 My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him...

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...

Romans 8:33,34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies...

Cross References
Job 9:11
Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him.

Job 23:8
"Behold, I go forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I do not perceive him;

Job 23:9
on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.

Job 31:35
Oh, that I had one to hear me! (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!) Oh, that I had the indictment written by my adversary!

Job 35:15
And now, because his anger does not punish, and he does not take much note of transgression,

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