Job 35:6
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English Standard Version
If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

King James Bible
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

American Standard Version
If thou hast sinned, what effectest thou against him? And if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou sin, what shalt thou hurt him? and if thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against him?

English Revised Version
If thou hast sinned, what doest thou against him? and if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions are multiplied, what doest thou to him?

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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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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 9:12 If you be wise, you shall be wise for yourself: but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.

Jeremiah 7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Cross References
Job 7:20
If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?

Proverbs 8:36
but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."

Jeremiah 7:19
Is it I whom they provoke? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves, to their own shame?

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