Job 34:23
New International Version
God has no need to examine people further, that they should come before him for judgment.

New Living Translation
We don’t set the time when we will come before God in judgment.

English Standard Version
For God has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.

Berean Study Bible
For God need not examine a man further or have him approach for judgment.

King James Bible
For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

New King James Version
For He need not further consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.

New American Standard Bible
“For He does not need to consider a person further, That he should go before God in judgment.

NASB 1995
“For He does not need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment.

NASB 1977
“For He does not need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment.

Amplified Bible
“For He sets no appointed time for a man, That he should appear before Him in judgment.

Christian Standard Bible
God does not need to examine a person further, that one should approach him in court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God does not need to examine a person further, that one should approach Him in court.

American Standard Version
For he needeth not further to consider a man, That he should go before God in judgment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because again, a man was not appointed to walk with God in judgment

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he will not lay upon a man more than right.

Contemporary English Version
And so, God doesn't need to set a time for judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is no longer in the power of man to enter into judgment with God.

English Revised Version
For he needeth not further to consider a man, that he should go before God in judgment.

Good News Translation
God does not need to set a time for us to go and be judged by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He doesn't have to set a time for a person in order to bring him to divine judgment.

International Standard Version
He won't examine mankind further, that they would go before God to judgment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He doth not appoint a time unto any man, When he should go before God in judgment.

Literal Standard Version
For He does not permit man anymore, To go to God in judgment,

NET Bible
For he does not still consider a person, that he should come before God in judgment.

New Heart English Bible
For he doesn't need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.

World English Bible
For he doesn't need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
For He doth not suffer man any more, To go unto God in judgment,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
22There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide. 23For God need not examine a man further or have him approach for judgment. 24He shatters the mighty without inquiry and sets up others in their place.…

Cross References
Job 11:11
Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note?

Job 34:24
He shatters the mighty without inquiry and sets up others in their place.


Treasury of Scripture

For he will not lay on man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.

he will

Job 34:10-12
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity…

Job 11:6
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Ezra 9:13
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;

that he

Job 9:32,33
For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment…

Job 16:21
O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Job 23:7
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

enter.









(23) For he will not lay upon man more than right--i.e., so much that he should enter into judgment with God. This is probably the meaning, as the Authorised Version; but some render, "He needeth not yet again to consider a man that he should go before God in judgment." He hath no need to consider any man's case twice or to rectify His first decision. He is infallible, and cannot do otherwise than right, whatever He does.

Verse 23. - For he will not lay upon man more than right; rather,for he needeth not further to consider a man (see the Revised Version). He has no need to consider any man's case twice; he sees it at the first glance, and judges it infallibly. That he should enter into judgment with God, Were it not so, a man might perhaps claim to have a second trial, and, pleading in his own defence, might "enter into judgment with God," or (according to others) "go before God in judgment;" but God's absolute omniscience precludes this.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

God
אֵ֝֗ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

need not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

examine
יָשִׂ֣ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

a man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

further,
ע֑וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

for one to approach Him
לַהֲלֹ֥ךְ (la·hă·lōḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in judgment.
בַּמִּשְׁפָּֽט׃ (bam·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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