Job 35:2
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English Standard Version
“Do you think this to be just? Do you say, ‘It is my right before God,’

King James Bible
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

American Standard Version
Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or'sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth thy thought seem right to thee, that thou shouldst say : I am more just than God?

English Revised Version
Thinkest thou this to be thy right, or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

Webster's Bible Translation
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

Job 35:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

33 Shall He recompense it as thou wilt? For thou hast found fault,

So that thou hast to determine, not I,

And what thou knowest speak out!

34 Men of understanding will say to me,

And a wise man who listeneth to me:

35 "Job speaketh without knowledge,

"And his words are without intelligence."

36 O would that Job were proved to the extreme

On account of his answers after the manner of evil men;

37 For he addeth transgression to his sin,

Among us he clappeth

And multiplieth his speeches against God.

The question put to Job, whether then from him or according to his idea (עם in מעמּך as Job 23:10; Job 27:11, which see) shall God recompense it (viz., as this "it" is to be understood according to Job 34:32: man's evil-doing and actions in general), Elihu proves from this, that Job has despised (shown himself discontented with it) the divine mode of recompense, so that therefore (this second כּי signifies also nam, but is, because extending further on account of the first, according to the sense equivalent to ita ut) he has to choose (seek out) another mode of recompense, not Elihu (who is perfectly satisfied with the mode with which history furnishes us); which is then followed by the challenge (דּבּר not infin., but as Job 33:32): what (more corresponding to just retribution) thou knowest, speak out then! Elihu on his part knows that he does not stand alone against Job, the censurer of the divine government of the world, but that men of heart (understanding) and (every) wise man who listens to him will coincide with him in the opinion that Job's talk is devoid of knowledge and intelligence (on the form of writing השׂכּיל as Jeremiah 3:15, vid., Ges. 53, rem. 2).

In Job 34:36 we will for the present leave the meaning of אבי undecided; יבּחן is certainly intended as optative: let Job be tried to the extreme or last, i.e., let his trial by affliction continue until the matter is decided (comp. Habakkuk 1:4), on account of the opposition among men of iniquity, i.e., after the manner of such (on this Beth of association comp. בּקּשׁשׁים, Job 36:14), for to חטּאת, by which the purpose of his affliction is to be cleared up, he adds פּשׁע, viz., the wickedness of blasphemous speeches: among us (therefore without fear) he claps (viz., his hands scornfully together, יספּוק only here thus absolute instead of ישׂפּק כּפּיו fo dae, Job 27:23, comp. בשׂפק Job 36:18 with ספקו Job 20:22)

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Job 35:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Thinkest

Matthew 12:36,37 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment...

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man...

My

Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

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

Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Job 19:6,7 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net...

Job 27:2-6 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul...

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

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

Cross References
Job 27:2
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

Job 35:1
And Elihu answered and said:

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