Job 34:36
New International Version
Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man!

New Living Translation
Job, you deserve the maximum penalty for the wicked way you have talked.

English Standard Version
Would that Job were tried to the end, because he answers like wicked men.

Berean Study Bible
If only Job were tried to the utmost for answering like a wicked man.

King James Bible
My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

New King James Version
Oh, that Job were tried to the utmost, Because his answers are like those of wicked men!

New American Standard Bible
‘Oh that Job were tested to the limit, Because he answers like sinners.

NASB 1995
‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.

NASB 1977
‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.

Amplified Bible
‘Job ought to be tried to the limit Because he answers like wicked men!

Christian Standard Bible
If only Job were tested to the limit, because his answers are like those of wicked men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only Job were tested to the limit, because his answers are like those of wicked men.

American Standard Version
Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Truly Job has been tested unto the limit, and he is not considered evil by men

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Howbeit do thou learn, Job: no longer make answer as the foolish:

Contemporary English Version
So I pray for you to suffer as much as possible for talking like a sinner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My father, let Job be tried even to the end : cease not from the man of iniquity.

English Revised Version
Would that Job were tried unto the end, because of his answering like wicked men.

Good News Translation
Think through everything that Job says; you will see that he talks like an evil man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My Father, let Job be thoroughly tested for giving answers like wicked people do.

International Standard Version
Oh, how Job needs to be given a full court trial, as a rebuke to those who practice evil,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.

Literal Standard Version
My Father! Let Job be tried—to victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,

NET Bible
But Job will be tested to the end, because his answers are like those of wicked men.

New Heart English Bible
I wish that Job were tried to the end, because of his answering like wicked men.

World English Bible
I wish that Job were tried to the end, because of his answering like wicked men.

Young's Literal Translation
My Father! let Job be tried -- unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
35‘Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.’ 36If only Job were tried to the utmost for answering like a wicked man. 37For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God.”…

Cross References
Job 22:15
Will you stay on the ancient path that wicked men have trod?

Job 34:37
For he adds rebellion to his sin; he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."


Treasury of Scripture

My desire is that Job may be tried to the end because of his answers for wicked men.

My desire is that Job may be tried.

Job 23:16
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

Psalm 17:3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Psalm 26:2
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

his answers

Job 34:8,9
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men…

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Job 21:7
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?









(36) My desire is that Job may be tried.--There seems to be reason to prefer the marginal rendering, and consider the words as addressed to God: "Oh my Father, let Job be tried, &c." "Pater mi probetur Job," Vulg. Elihu's words cannot have fallen upon Job with more acceptance or with lighter weight than those of his other friends. He must have felt, however, that his cause was safe with God, whatever the misunderstanding of men.

Because of his answers for wicked men. Rather, his answering like wicked men.

Verse 36. - My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end; literally, Would that Job were tested to the uttermost! - "tested'" i.e., as gold is tested, by the touchstone, and "to the uttermost," so that there should be no doubt as to the result. Elihu had his wish. Job was tried as severely as possible, and the issue was pronounced by God himself. "Ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath" (ch. 42:8, Revised Version). Because of his answers for wicked men; rather, after the manner of wicked men (comp. above, vers. 5, 6, 9.). This was the view which Elihu took of Job's rash words.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If only
אָבִ֗י (’ā·ḇî)
Interjection
Strong's 15: Longing

Job
אִיּ֣וֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch

were tried
יִבָּחֵ֣ן (yib·bā·ḥên)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 974: To test, to investigate

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the utmost
נֶ֑צַח (ne·ṣaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

answering
תְּ֝שֻׁבֹ֗ת (tə·šu·ḇōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8666: A recurrence, a reply

like a wicked
אָֽוֶן׃ (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

man.
בְּאַנְשֵׁי־ (bə·’an·šê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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