Job 35:9
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English Standard Version
“Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.

King James Bible
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

American Standard Version
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they shall cry out : and shall wail for the violence of the arm of tyrants.

English Revised Version
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; they cry for help by reason of the arm of the mighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Then began Elihu, and said:

2 Dost thou consider this to be right,

Sayest thou: my righteousness exceedeth God's,

3 That thou sayest, what advantage is it to thee,

What doth it profit me more than my sin?

4 I will answer thee words,

And thy companions with thee.

The neutral זאת, Job 35:2, refers prospectively to כּי־תאמר, Job 35:3: this that thou sayest. חשׁב with acc. of the obj. and ל of the predicate, as Job 33:10, comp. Job 13:24, and freq. The second interrogative clause, Job 35:2, is co-ordinate with the first, and the collective thought of this ponderous construction, Job 35:2, Job 35:3, is this: Considerest thou this to be right, and thinkest thou on this account to be able to put thy righteousness above the divine, that, as thou maintainest, no righteousness on the side of God corresponds to this thy righteousness, because God makes no distinction between righteousness and the sin of man, and allows the former to go unrewarded? צדקי (for which Olsh. wishes to read צדקתּי, as Job 9:27 אמרתי for אמרי) forms with מאל a substantival clause: justitia mea est prae Deo (prae divina); מן comparative as Job 32:2, comp. on the matter Job 34:5, not equivalent to ἀπό as Job 4:17. כי־תאמר is first followed by the oratio obliqua: what it (viz., צדקך) advantageth thee, then by the or. directa (on this change vid., Ew. 338, a): what profit have I((viz., בצדקי), prae peccato meo; this מן is also comparative; the constantly ambiguous combination would be allowable from the fact that, according to the usage of the language, "to obtain profit from anything" is expressed by הועיל בּ, not by הועיל מן. Moreover, prae peccato meo is equivalent to plus quam inde quod pecco, comp. Psalm 18:24, מעוני, Hosea 4:8 אל־עונם. We have already on Job 34:9 observed that Job has not directly said (he cites it, Job 21:15, as the saying of the ungodly) what Elihu in Job 35:3 puts into his mouth, but as an inference it certainly is implied in such utterances as Job 9:22. Elihu's polemic against Job and his companions (רעיך are not the three, as lxx and Jer. translate, but the אנשׁי און, to whom Job is likened by such words as Job 34:8, Job 34:36) is therefore not unauthorized; especially since he assails the conclusion together with its premises. In the second strophe the vindication of the conclusion is now refuted.

Job 35:9 Parallel Commentaries

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they make

Job 24:12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Exodus 3:7,9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Nehemiah 5:1-5 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 55:2,3 Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise...

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Luke 18:3-7 And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary...

the arm

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Psalm 10:15 Break you the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till you find none.

Cross References
Exodus 2:23
During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.

Exodus 22:23
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,

Deuteronomy 24:15
You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the LORD, and you be guilty of sin.

Job 12:19
He leads priests away stripped and overthrows the mighty.

Job 20:19
For he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he did not build.

Job 34:28
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted--

Job 35:8
Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.

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