Job 11:4
New International Version
You say to God, 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'

New Living Translation
You claim, 'My beliefs are pure,' and 'I am clean in the sight of God.'

English Standard Version
For you say, ‘My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in God’s eyes.’

Berean Study Bible
You have said, ‘My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.’

New American Standard Bible
"For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'

King James Bible
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
You have said, "My teaching is sound, and I am pure in your sight."

Contemporary English Version
You claim to be innocent and argue that your beliefs are acceptable to God.

Good News Translation
You claim that what you say is true; you claim you are pure in the sight of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have said, "My teaching is sound, and I am pure in Your sight."

International Standard Version
You've said, 'My teaching is flawless; I'm clean in God's sight.'

NET Bible
For you have said, 'My teaching is flawless, and I am pure in your sight.'

New Heart English Bible
For you say, 'My doctrine is pure. I am clean in your eyes.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You say, 'My teaching is morally correct,' and, 'As you can see, I'm innocent.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou hast said: 'My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in Thine eyes.'

New American Standard 1977
“For you have said, ‘My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean before thine eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes.

American King James Version
For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes.

American Standard Version
For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For say not, I am pure in my works, and blameless before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

English Revised Version
For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thy eyes.

World English Bible
For you say, 'My doctrine is pure. I am clean in your eyes.'

Young's Literal Translation
And thou sayest, 'Pure is my discourse, And clean I have been in Thine eyes.'
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
3Should your babbling put others to silence? Will you scoff without rebuke? 4You have said, ‘My doctrine is sound, and I am pure in Your sight.’ 5But if only God would speak and open His lips against you,…
Cross References
Job 6:10
It still brings me comfort, and joy through unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Job 11:5
But if only God would speak and open His lips against you,

Proverbs 4:2
For I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction.

Treasury of Scripture

For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes.

For thou

Job 6:10
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

Job 10:7
Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand.

1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

I am clean

Job 6:29,30
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it…

Job 7:20
I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

Job 9:2,3
I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? …







Lexicon
You have said,
וַ֭תֹּאמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘My doctrine [is]
לִקְחִ֑י (liq·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3948: Something received, instruction, inveiglement

sound,
זַ֣ךְ (zaḵ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2134: Pure, clean

and I am
הָיִ֥יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

pure
וּ֝בַ֗ר (ū·ḇar)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1249: Beloved, pure, empty

in Your sight.’
בְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (ḇə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
(4) Clean in thine eyes is variously referred to God, to mortal men (Job 11:3), and to Job himself (Job 32:1). The first seems most to be preferred, for at all events Job had hypothetically spoken of himself as righteous before God (Job 10:15). (Comp. Job 9:30. &c.) Zophar, therefore, who professes superior wisdom, desires that God would show Job how far short he falls of it: that He would show him the hidden things, the secrets of wisdom; for sound wisdom is manifold: it has many aspects, and lies as it were fold over fold in unexpected complexities, defying the shallow and unscrutinising gaze; and were He to do this, Job would find out to his dismay that God still credited him part of the penalty due to him.

Verse 4. - For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure. Job had certainly not said this in so many words. In fact, he had not spoken of his "doctrine" (לקח), nor had he called either his doctrine or his conduct absolutely pure (ז). But, no doubt, he had maintained, in a certain sense, his innocency; not, indeed, his entire freedom from sin or guilt, but his honest endeavour to serve God and lead a good life. This was the real point disputed between him and his "comforters;" they argued, from his sufferings, that he must be a "chief sinner;" he maintained, from the testimony of his conscience, that he was free from all heinous sins. And I am clean in thine eyes (see above, Job 9:30; Job 10:7). 11:1-6 Zophar attacked Job with great vehemence. He represented him as a man that loved to hear himself speak, though he could say nothing to the purpose, and as a man that maintained falsehoods. He desired God would show Job that less punishment was exacted than he deserved. We are ready, with much assurance, to call God to act in our quarrels, and to think that if he would but speak, he would take our part. We ought to leave all disputes to the judgment of God, which we are sure is according to truth; but those are not always right who are most forward to appeal to the Divine judgment.
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