Job 34:29
New International Version
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,

New Living Translation
But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation.

English Standard Version
When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?—

Berean Study Bible
But when He remains silent, who can condemn Him? When He hides His face, who can see Him? Yet He watches over both man and nation,

New American Standard Bible
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--

King James Bible
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Christian Standard Bible
But when God is silent, who can declare him guilty? When he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he watches over both individuals and nations,

Contemporary English Version
When God does nothing, can any person or nation find fault with him?

Good News Translation
If God decided to do nothing at all, no one could criticize him. If he hid his face, we would be helpless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when God is silent, who can declare Him guilty? When He hides His face, who can see Him? Yet He watches over both individuals and nations,

International Standard Version
"If he remains silent, who will condemn him? If he conceals his face, who can see him? He watches over both nation and individual alike,

NET Bible
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,

New Heart English Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If he keeps quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him whether it is a nation or a single person?

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when He hideth His face, who then can behold Him? Whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike;

New American Standard 1977
When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?—

Jubilee Bible 2000
When he gives rest, who then can make trouble? If he hides his face, who then can behold him? This applies to a nation and the same to a man,

King James 2000 Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

American King James Version
When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

American Standard Version
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he will give quiet, and who will condemn? and he will hide his face, and who shall see him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man also:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?

Darby Bible Translation
When he giveth quietness, who then will disturb? and when he hideth [his] face, who shall behold him? and this towards a nation, or towards a man alike;

English Revised Version
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man, alike:

Webster's Bible Translation
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

World English Bible
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,

Young's Literal Translation
And He giveth rest, and who maketh wrong? And hideth the face, and who beholdeth it? And in reference to a nation and to a man, It is the same.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
28They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted. 29But when He remains silent, who can condemn Him? When He hides His face, who can see Him? Yet He watches over both man and nation, 30that godless men should not rule or lay snares for the people.…
Cross References
Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Job 34:30
that godless men should not rule or lay snares for the people.

Psalm 94:13
to grant him relief from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.

Treasury of Scripture

When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

When he giveth

Job 29:1-3
Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, …

2 Samuel 7:1
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

Isaiah 14:3-8
And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, …

when he hideth

Job 23:8,9
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: …

Psalm 13:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 27:9
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

who then can behold

Job 12:14
Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

Job 23:13
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

whether

2 Kings 18:9-12
And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it…

2 Chronicles 36:14-17
Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem…

Jeremiah 27:8
And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.







Lexicon
But when He
וְה֤וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

remains silent,
יַשְׁקִ֨ט ׀ (yaš·qiṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

who
וּמִ֥י (ū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can condemn Him?
יַרְשִׁ֗עַ (yar·ši·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

When He hides
וְיַסְתֵּ֣ר (wə·yas·têr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

His face,
פָּ֭נִים (pā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

who
וּמִ֣י (ū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can see Him?
יְשׁוּרֶ֑נּוּ (yə·šū·ren·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7789: To spy out, survey, lurk for, care for

Yet He watches over
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

both
יָֽחַד׃ (yā·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly

man
אָדָ֣ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

and nation,
גּ֖וֹי (gō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
(29) When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble?--This is probably the meaning, but literally it is, Who can condemn?

Or against a man only.--Rather, against a man alike: i.e., it is all one in either case. He judges nations as He judges individuals, and individuals as He does nations.

Verse 29. - When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? literally, Who then can condemn? The sentiment is the same as that of St. Paul in the Epistle to the Romans, "If God be for us, who can be against us?... Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth?" (Romans 8:31-34). And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? When God hideth away his face, then all flesh is troubled (Psalm 104:29); man shrinks into himself, and despairs of happiness; nature itself seems to fail and fade. None nan behold him when he hides himself; none can do more than deprecate his anger, and pray, "Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us" (Psalm 4:6). Whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only. The results are similar, whether God withdraws the light of his countenance from a nation or from an individual. In either case, there is no help from without; ruin and destruction follow. 34:16-30 Elihu appeals directly to Job himself. Could he suppose that God was like those earthly princes, who hate right, who are unfit to rule, and prove the scourges of mankind? It is daring presumption to condemn God's proceedings, as Job had done by his discontents. Elihu suggests divers considerations to Job, to produce in him high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him to submit. Job had often wished to plead his cause before God. Elihu asks, To what purpose? All is well that God does, and will be found so. What can make those uneasy, whose souls dwell at ease in God? The smiles of all the world cannot quiet those on whom God frowns.
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