Job 27:2
New International Version
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

New Living Translation
"I vow by the living God, who has taken away my rights, by the Almighty who has embittered my soul--

English Standard Version
“As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

Berean Study Bible
“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

New American Standard Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

King James Bible
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

Christian Standard Bible
As God lives, who has deprived me of justice, and the Almighty who has made me bitter,

Contemporary English Version
I am desperate because God All-Powerful refuses to do what is right. As surely as God lives,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As God lives, who has deprived me of justice, and the Almighty who has made me bitter,

International Standard Version
"The living God has withheld justice from me; the Almighty has made my life bitter.

NET Bible
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter--

New Heart English Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, Shaddai, who has made my soul bitter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I swear an oath by God, the one who has taken away my rights, by the Almighty, who has made my life bitter:

JPS Tanakh 1917
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right; And the Almighty, who hath dealt bitterly with me;

New American Standard 1977
“As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Jubilee Bible 2000
As God lives, who has taken away my rights; and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,

King James 2000 Bible
As God lives, who has taken away my right; and the Almighty, who has made bitter my soul;

American King James Version
As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul;

American Standard Version
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As God lives, who has thus judge me; and the Almighty, who has embittered my soul;

Douay-Rheims Bible
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness,

Darby Bible Translation
[As] God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,

English Revised Version
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

Webster's Bible Translation
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty who hath afflicted my soul;

World English Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.

Young's Literal Translation
God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.
Study Bible
Job Affirms His Integrity
1Then Job continued his discourse and said: 2“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul, 3as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils,…
Cross References
Job 9:18
He does not let me catch my breath, but overwhelms me with bitterness.

Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

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 23:16
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

Job 34:5
For Job has declared, 'I am righteous, yet God has deprived me of justice.

Job 35:2
"Do you think it is just when you say, 'I am righteous before God.'?

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

Isaiah 40:27
Why do you say, O Jacob, and why do you assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God"?

Treasury of Scripture

As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul;

God liveth

Numbers 14:21
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

Ruth 3:13
Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.

1 Samuel 14:39,45
For, as the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people that answered him…

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Job 10:3
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?

Job 34:5
For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

Isaiah 40:27
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

vexed my soul.

Ruth 1:20,21
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me…

2 Kings 4:27
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.







Lexicon
“As surely as God
אֵ֭ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

lives,
חַי־ (ḥay-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

who has deprived me of
הֵסִ֣יר (hê·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

justice,
מִשְׁפָּטִ֑י (miš·pā·ṭî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

the Almighty,
וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י (wə·šad·day)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty

who has embittered
הֵמַ֥ר (hê·mar)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4843: To be, bitter

my soul,
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
(2) As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment.--Job's faith leads him to see that, though there may be no explanation for his sufferings, yet they are laid upon him by God for purposes of His own, which are veiled from him.

Verse 2. - As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, Job has not previously introduced any form of adjuration. His "yea has been yea, and his nay nay." Now, however, under the solemn circumstances of the occasion, when he is making his last appeal to his friends for a favourable judgment, he thinks it not inappropriate to preface what he is about to say by an appeal to God as his Witness. "As God liveth," or "As the Lord liveth," was the customary oath of pious Israelites and of God-fearing men generally in the ancient world (see Judges 8:19; Ruth 3:13; 1 Samuel 14:39; 1 Samuel 20:3; 2 Samuel 4:9; 2 Samuel 12:5; 1 Kings 2:24; 1 Kings 17:21; 2 Kings 5:20; 2 Chronicles 18:13; Jeremiah 38:16). Job adds that the God to whom he appeals is he who has "taken away," or "withheld," his judgment, i.e. who has declined to enter with him into a controversy as to the justice of his doings (Job 9:32-35; 13:31; 23:3-7). And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; or, made my soul bitter. Though he slays him, yet does Job trust in God (Job 13:15). He is his Witness, his Helper, his Redeemer (Job 19:25). 27:1-6 Job's friends now suffered him to speak, and he proceeded in a grave and useful manner. Job had confidence in the goodness both of his cause and of his God; and cheerfully committed his cause to him. But Job had not due reverence when he spake of God as taking away his judgment, and vexing his soul. To resolve that our hearts shall not reproach us, while we hold fast our integrity, baffles the designs of the evil spirit.
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