Job 23:7
New International Version
There the upright can establish their innocence before him, and there I would be delivered forever from my judge.

New Living Translation
Honest people can reason with him, so I would be forever acquitted by my judge.

English Standard Version
There an upright man could argue with him, and I would be acquitted forever by my judge.

Berean Study Bible
Then an upright man could reason with Him, and I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

New American Standard Bible
"There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

King James Bible
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Christian Standard Bible
Then an upright man could reason with him, and I would escape from my Judge forever.

Contemporary English Version
because I am innocent, and he would say, "I now set you free!"

Good News Translation
I am honest; I could reason with God; he would declare me innocent once and for all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then an upright man could reason with Him, and I would escape from my Judge forever.

International Standard Version
In that place, the upright can reason with him; and I'll be acquitted once and for all by my judge."

NET Bible
There an upright person could present his case before him, and I would be delivered forever from my judge.

New Heart English Bible
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then decent people could argue with him, and I would escape my judgment forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There the upright might reason with Him; So should I be delivered for ever from my Judge.

New American Standard 1977
“There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There the righteous might dispute with him; and should I escape for ever from the one who condemns me.

King James 2000 Bible
There the righteous might reason with him; so should I be delivered forever from my judge.

American King James Version
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

American Standard Version
There the upright might reason with him; So should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for truth and reproof are from him; and he would bring forth my judgment to an end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him propose equity against me, and let my judgment come to victory.

Darby Bible Translation
There would an upright man reason with him; and I should be delivered for ever from my judge.

English Revised Version
There the upright might reason with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Webster's Bible Translation
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

World English Bible
There the upright might reason with him, so I should be delivered forever from my judge.

Young's Literal Translation
There the upright doth reason with Him, And I escape for ever from my judge.
Study Bible
Job Longs for God
6Would He contend with me in His great power? No, He would certainly take note of me. 7Then an upright man could reason with Him, and I would be delivered forever from my Judge. 8If I go east, He is not there, and if I go west, I cannot find Him.…
Cross References
Job 13:3
Yet I desire to speak to the Almighty and argue my case before God.

Job 13:16
Moreover, this will be my salvation, for no godless man can appear before Him.

Job 23:10
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Treasury of Scripture

There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

There

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Jeremiah 3:5
Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.

Jeremiah 12:1
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?

so should

Job 9:15
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.

Romans 3:19-22
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God…

Romans 8:1,33,34
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…







Lexicon
Then
שָׁ֗ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

an upright man
יָ֭שָׁר (yā·šār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

could reason
נוֹכָ֣ח (nō·w·ḵāḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

with Him,
עִמּ֑וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

and I would be delivered
וַאֲפַלְּטָ֥ה (wa·’ă·p̄al·lə·ṭāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

forever
לָ֝נֶ֗צַח (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

from my Judge.
מִשֹּׁפְטִֽי׃ (miš·šō·p̄ə·ṭî)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate
(7) There the righteous might dispute.--He has learnt this marvellous truth, which the Gospel has so effectually brought to light, that it is God the Saviour who is Himself the refuge from God the Judge (John 12:47); and then, in the solemn conviction of His presence, he makes use of the most sublime language expressive of it, being assured, though He may hide Himself with the express purpose of not interfering in his cause, yet that all things work together for good to them that love Him (Romans 8:28), and that when his time of trial is over, he himself will come forth like gold. Job's case teaches us that if an innocent man is falsely accused, God's honour is vindicated and maintained by his holding fast his conviction of innocence rather than by his yielding to the pressure of adversity and owning to sins he has not committed, or relaxing his hold on innocence by yielding to irritability.

Verse 7. - There the righteous might dispute with him. There, before his high tribunal (ver. 3), the upright man (ישׁר) might argue or reason with him, appealing from his justice to his mercy - from God the Judge to God the Saviour (Loathes), vindicating his integrity, acknowledging his transgressions, and pleading that they were sins of infirmity-and at last obtaining from God the acquittal anticipated in the second clause of the verse. In the absence of any revelation of an Advocate who will plead our cause before God for us, Job would seem to have been justified in expecting such a liberty of pleading his own cause as he here sets forth. So should I be delivered for ever from my Judge. The "Judge of all the earth" will certainly and necessarily "do right." Job's conscience testifies to his substantial integrity and uprightness (comp. 1 John 3:21). He is, therefore, confident that, if he can once bring his cause to God's cognizance, he will obtain acquittal and deliverance. 23:1-7 Job appeals from his friends to the just judgement of God. He wants to have his cause tried quickly. Blessed be God, we may know where to find him. He is in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself; and upon a mercy-seat, waiting to be gracious. Thither the sinner may go; and there the believer may order his cause before Him, with arguments taken from his promises, his covenant, and his glory. A patient waiting for death and judgment is our wisdom and duty, and it cannot be without a holy fear and trembling. A passionate wishing for death or judgement is our sin and folly, and ill becomes us, as it did Job.
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