Job 34:4
New International Version
Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

New Living Translation
So let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

English Standard Version
Let us choose what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.

Berean Study Bible
Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

King James Bible
Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

New King James Version
Let us choose justice for ourselves; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

New American Standard Bible
“Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us understand among ourselves what is good.

NASB 1995
“Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

NASB 1977
“Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Amplified Bible
“Let us choose for ourselves that which is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Christian Standard Bible
Let us judge for ourselves what is right; let us decide together what is good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let us judge for ourselves what is right; let us decide together what is good.

American Standard Version
Let us choose for us that which is right: Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We will select a Judge for us and he will know what is beautiful between us

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let us choose judgment to ourselves: let us know amount ourselves what is right.

Contemporary English Version
Then we can decide the case and give a just verdict.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us choose to us judgment, and let us see among ourselves what is the best.

English Revised Version
Let us choose for us that which is right: let us know among ourselves what is good.

Good News Translation
It is up to us to decide the case.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let's decide for ourselves what is right and agree among ourselves as to what is good,

International Standard Version
let's choose what's right for us. Let's consider among ourselves what is good."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let us choose for us that which is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Literal Standard Version
Let us choose judgment for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what [is] good.

NET Bible
Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right; let us come to know among ourselves what is good.

New Heart English Bible
Let us choose for us that which is right. Let us know among ourselves what is good.

World English Bible
Let us choose for us that which is right. Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Young's Literal Translation
Judgment let us choose for ourselves, Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
3For the ear tests words as the mouth tastes food. 4Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. 5For Job has declared, ‘I am righteous, yet God has deprived me of justice.…

Cross References
Job 34:3
For the ear tests words as the mouth tastes food.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

choose

Job 34:36
My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.

Judges 19:30
And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.

Judges 20:7
Behold, ye are all children of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.

know

Isaiah 11:2-5
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; …

John 7:24
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.









Verse 4. - Let us choose to us judgment; i.e. "Let us seek to come to a right conclusion (mishphat) on each subject that comes before us for consideration." Let us know among ourselves that which is good. "Let us know, discern, and recognize that which is right and good." Excellent sentiments, but somewhat pompously put forth by a young man addressing elder ones.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let us choose
נִבְחֲרָה־ (niḇ·ḥă·rāh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 977: To try, select

for ourselves
לָּ֑נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

what is right;
מִשְׁפָּ֥ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

let us learn
נֵדְעָ֖ה (nê·ḏə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

together
בֵינֵ֣ינוּ (ḇê·nê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is good.
טּֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good


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