Job 10:3
New International Version
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?

New Living Translation
What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while smiling on the schemes of the wicked?

English Standard Version
Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the designs of the wicked?

Berean Study Bible
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

New American Standard Bible
'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?

New King James Version
Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, That You should despise the work of Your hands, And smile on the counsel of the wicked?

King James Bible
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Christian Standard Bible
Is it good for you to oppress, to reject the work of your hands, and favor the plans of the wicked?

Contemporary English Version
Why do you take such delight in destroying those you created and in smiling on sinners?

Good News Translation
Is it right for you to be so cruel? To despise what you yourself have made? And then to smile on the schemes of wicked people?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is it good for You to oppress, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the plans of the wicked?

International Standard Version
Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked?

NET Bible
Is it good for you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands, while you smile on the schemes of the wicked?

New Heart English Bible
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What do you gain by mistreating me, by rejecting the work of your hands while you favor the plans of the wicked?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is it good unto Thee that Thou shouldest oppress, That Thou shouldest despise the work of Thy hands, And shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

New American Standard 1977
‘Is it right for Thee indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Thy hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is it good unto thee that thou should oppress, that thou should reject the work of thine hands and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

King James 2000 Bible
Is it good unto you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile upon the counsel of the wicked?

American King James Version
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

American Standard Version
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, That thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, And shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is it good before thee if I be unrighteous? for thou hast disowned the work of thy hands, and attended to the counsel of the ungodly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth it please thee to oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

English Revised Version
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is it good to thee that thou shouldst oppress, that thou shouldst despise the work of thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

World English Bible
Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it good for Thee that Thou dost oppress? That Thou despisest the labour of Thy hands, And on the counsel of the wicked hast shone?
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
2I will say to God: Do not condemn me! Let me know why You prosecute me. 3Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked? 4Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?…
Cross References
Job 9:22
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'

Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Job 10:8
Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me?

Job 14:15
You will call, and I will answer You; You will desire the work of Your hands.

Job 16:11
God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.

Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 21:16
Yet their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

Job 22:18
But it was He who filled their houses with good things; so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Job 30:21
You have ruthlessly turned on me; You oppose me with Your strong hand.

Job 31:15
Did not He who made me in the womb also make them? Did not the same One form us in the womb?

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Job 34:19
who is not partial to princes and does not favor rich over poor? For they are all the work of His hands.

Job 40:8
Would you really annul My justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself?

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will fulfill His purpose in me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever--do not abandon the works of Your hands.

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.

Treasury of Scripture

Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

Is it good

Job 34:5-7,18,19
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment…

Job 36:7-9,17,18
He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted…

Job 40:2,8
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it…

despise

Psalm 69:33
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

the work.

Job 14:15
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Job 34:19
How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

shine upon

Job 8:20
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

Jeremiah 12:1-3
Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? …







Lexicon
Does it please
הֲט֤וֹב (hă·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

You
לְךָ֨ ׀ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to oppress me,
תַעֲשֹׁ֗ק (ṯa·‘ă·šōq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow

to reject
תִ֭מְאַס (ṯim·’as)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

the work
יְגִ֣יעַ (yə·ḡî·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3018: Toil, a work, produce, property

of Your hands,
כַּפֶּ֑יךָ (kap·pe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

and favor
הוֹפָֽעְתָּ׃ (hō·w·p̄ā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3313: To shine out or forth, to send out beams, cause to shine

the schemes
עֲצַ֖ת (‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the wicked?
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
Verse 3. - Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress? Job assumes that he is oppressed. He has no conception that his sufferings are a purification (John 15:2), intended to lead to the elevation and improvement of his moral character. He therefore asks - Is it worthy of God, is it good in him, is it compatible with his perfect excellence, to be an oppressor? It is a sort of argumentum ad verecundiam well enough between man and man, but quite out of place between a man and his Maker. That thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands (comp. Psalm 138:8). This argument is more legitimate. God may be expected, not to despise, but to care for, the work of his own hands (comp. Isaiah 19:25; Isaiah 29:23; 64:21; Isaiah 64:8; Ephesians 2:10). Every maker of a thing, as Aristotle says, loves his work, and naturally guards it, cares for it, and cherishes it. And shine upon the counsel of the wicked (comp. Job 9:24). The prosperity of evil-doers must arise, Job thinks, from God allowing his countenance to shine upon them. 10:1-7 Job, being weary of his life, resolves to complain, but he will not charge God with unrighteousness. Here is a prayer that he might be delivered from the sting of his afflictions, which is sin. When God afflicts us, he contends with us; when he contends with us, there is always a reason; and it is desirable to know the reason, that we may repent of and forsake the sin for which God has a controversy with us. But when, like Job, we speak in the bitterness of our souls, we increase guilt and vexation. Let us harbour no hard thoughts of God; we shall hereafter see there was no cause for them. Job is sure that God does not discover things, nor judge of them, as men do; therefore he thinks it strange that God continues him under affliction, as if he must take time to inquire into his sin.
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