Job 22:2
New International Version
"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him?

New Living Translation
“Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?

English Standard Version
“Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Berean Study Bible
“Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?

New American Standard Bible
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

New King James Version
“Can a man be profitable to God, Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?

King James Bible
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Christian Standard Bible
Can a man be of any use to God? Can even a wise man be of use to him?

Contemporary English Version
What use are we humans to God, even the wisest of us?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can a man be of any use to God? Can even a wise man be of use to Him?

International Standard Version
"Can a human being be useful to God, since he, who is wise, is sufficient to himself?

NET Bible
"Is it to God that a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that even a wise man is profitable?

New Heart English Bible
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

A Faithful Version
"Can a man be profitable to God, or can a wise man be profitable to Him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can a human be of any use to God when even a wise person is only useful to himself?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Can a man be profitable unto God? Or can he that is wise be profitable unto Him?

New American Standard 1977
“Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

King James 2000 Bible
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

American King James Version
Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

American Standard Version
Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is it not the Lord that teaches understanding and knowledge?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?

Darby Bible Translation
Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

English Revised Version
Can a man be profitable unto God? surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

World English Bible
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Young's Literal Translation
To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 2“Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?3Does it delight the Almighty that you are righteous? Does He profit if your ways are blameless?…
Cross References
Luke 17:10
So you also, when you have done everything commanded of you, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"

Acts 17:25
Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

Job 7:17
What is man that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart upon him,

Job 22:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Job 22:3
Does it delight the Almighty that you are righteous? Does He profit if your ways are blameless?

Job 35:7
If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage; but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences.

Treasury of Scripture

Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

a man

Job 35:6-8
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? …

Psalm 16:2
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

Luke 17:10
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

as he that, etc.

Job 21:15
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

Deuteronomy 10:13
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

Proverbs 3:13-18
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…









Lexicon
“Can a man
גָּ֑בֶר (gā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

be of use
יִסְכָּן־ (yis·kān-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5532: To be familiar with, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary

to God?
הַלְאֵ֥ל (hal·’êl)
Article, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

Can even
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

a wise man
מַשְׂכִּֽיל׃ (maś·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

benefit
יִסְכֹּ֖ן (yis·kōn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5532: To be familiar with, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary

Him?
עָלֵ֣ימוֹ (‘ā·lê·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(2) As he that is wise.--It is probably an independent statement: "Surely he that is wise is profitable, &c."

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