Job 34:33
New International Version
Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent? You must decide, not I; so tell me what you know.

New Living Translation
"Must God tailor his justice to your demands? But you have rejected him! The choice is yours, not mine. Go ahead, share your wisdom with us.

English Standard Version
Will he then make repayment to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.

Berean Study Bible
Should God repay you on your own terms when you have disavowed His? You must choose, not I; so tell me what you know.

New American Standard Bible
"Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; Therefore declare what you know.

King James Bible
Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

Christian Standard Bible
Should God repay you on your terms when you have rejected his? You must choose, not I! So declare what you know.

Contemporary English Version
Do you make the rules, or does God? You have to decide--I can't do it for you; now make up your mind.

Good News Translation
Since you object to what God does, can you expect him to do what you want? The decision is yours, not mine; tell us now what you think.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Should God repay you on your terms when you have rejected His? You must choose, not I! So declare what you know.

International Standard Version
"Should you not be paid back, since you have rejected him? You do the choosing! I won't! Tell us what you know!

NET Bible
Is it your opinion that God should recompense it, because you reject this? But you must choose, and not I, so tell us what you know.

New Heart English Bible
Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I. Therefore speak what you know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Should God reward you on your own terms since you have rejected his? You must choose, not I. Tell me what you know. Speak!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall His recompense be as thou wilt? For thou loathest it, So that thou must choose, and not I; Therefore speak what thou knowest.

New American Standard 1977
“Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; Therefore declare what you know.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Will he, perchance finish his work by thee; whether thou refuse or whether thou choose, or by me? Speak what thou knowest.

King James 2000 Bible
Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore declare what you know.

American King James Version
Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore speak what you know.

American Standard Version
Shall his recompense be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? For thou must choose, and not I: Therefore speak what thou knowest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will he take vengeance for it on thee, whereas thou wilt put it far from thee? for thou shalt choose, and not I; and what thou knowest, speak thou.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth God require it of thee, because it hath displeased thee? for thou begannest to speak, and not I. : but if thou know any thing better, speak.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall he recompense according to thy mind? for thou hast refused [his judgment]; for thou so choosest, and not I; speak then what thou knowest.

English Revised Version
Shall his recompence be as thou wilt, that thou refusest it? for thou must choose, and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

Webster's Bible Translation
Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou shalt refuse, or whether thou shalt choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.

World English Bible
Shall his recompense be as you desire, that you refuse it? For you must choose, and not I. Therefore speak what you know.

Young's Literal Translation
By thee doth He recompense, That thou hast refused -- That thou dost choose, and not I? And what thou hast known, speak.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
32Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do it again.’ 33Should God repay you on your own terms when you have disavowed His? You must choose, not I; so tell me what you know. 34Men of understanding will declare to me, and the wise men who hear me will say:…
Cross References
Job 34:34
Men of understanding will declare to me, and the wise men who hear me will say:

Job 41:11
Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Everything under heaven is Mine.

Jeremiah 25:28
If they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink it, you are to tell them, 'This is what the LORD of Hosts says: You most certainly must drink it!

Treasury of Scripture

Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore speak what you know.

Should

Job 9:12
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 18:4
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

Isaiah 45:9
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

according to thy mind.

Job 34:11
For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

Job 15:31
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Psalm 89:30-32
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; …

whether thou refuse

Psalm 135:6
Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

Matthew 20:12-15
Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day…

what

Job 33:5,32
If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up…







Lexicon
Should God repay you
יְשַׁלְמֶ֨נָּה (yə·šal·men·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

on your own terms
הַֽמֵעִמְּךָ֬ (ha·mê·‘im·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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

you have disavowed His?
מָאַ֗סְתָּ (mā·’as·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

must choose,
תִבְחַ֣ר (ṯiḇ·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

I;
אָ֑נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

so tell me
דַבֵּֽר׃ (ḏab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

what
וּֽמַה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you know.
יָדַ֥עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know
(33) Should it be according to thy mind? is obscure from its abruptness. We understand it thus: "Should he recompense it (i.e., a man's conduct) according to thy mind, with thy concurrence, whether thou refusest or whether thou choosest?"

And not I--i.e., "Then why not according as I refuse or choose? If thou art to influence and direct His dealing and government, why may not I? why may not any one? And if so, He is no longer supreme or absolute. What knowest thou, then? Speak, if thou hast anything to say to this reasoning."

Verse 33. - Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it. The two clauses should be taken together, and the translation should run, "Should God recompense" (i.e. make his awards) "according to thy pleasure'" or "as thou wiliest?" Elihu turns to Job and directly addresses him, "Can he expect that God will make his decrees - condemn and absolve men - just as Job thinks right?" Whether thou refuse; rather, since thou refusest them. Job had refused to acknowledge the justice of God's awards and decisions. Or whether thou choose; and not I; rather, but thou must choose, and not I. It is Job who must determine how he will act. Elihu, a friend, can only point out and recommend a course, as he had done in vers. 31, 32. It is for Job himself to determine what course he will take. Therefore speak what thou knowest; i.e. "Say what thou hast determined on." 34:31-37 When we reprove for what is amiss, we must direct to what is good. Job's friends would have had him own himself a wicked man. Let will only oblige him to own that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. Let us, in giving reproof, not make a matter worse than it is. Elihu directs Job to humble himself before God for his sins, and to accept the punishment. Also to pray to God to discover his sins to him. A good man is willing to know the worst of himself; particularly, under affliction, he desires to be told wherefore God contends with him. It is not enough to be sorry for our sins, but we must go and sin no more. And if we are affectionate children, we shall love to speak with our Father, and to tell him all our mind. Elihu reasons with Job concerning his discontent under affliction. We are ready to think every thing that concerns us should be just as we would have it; but it is not reasonable to expect this. Elihu asks whether there was not sin and folly in what Job said. God is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works, Ps 145:17. The believer saith, Let my Saviour, my wise and loving Lord, choose every thing for me. I am sure that will be wisest, and the best for his glory and my good.
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