Job 34:6
New International Version
Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.’

New Living Translation
I am innocent, but they call me a liar. My suffering is incurable, though I have not sinned.’

English Standard Version
in spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

Berean Study Bible
Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

King James Bible
Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

New King James Version
Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

New American Standard Bible
Should I lie about my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without wrongdoing.’

NASB 1995
Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

NASB 1977
Should I lie concerning my right? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

Amplified Bible
Although I am right, I am accounted a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’

Christian Standard Bible
Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.”

American Standard Version
Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who is the man who is destroyed without an offense?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has erred in my judgment: my wound is severe without unrighteousness of mine.

Contemporary English Version
Job also argues that God considers him a liar and that he is suffering severely in spite of his innocence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in judging me there is a lie : my arrow is violent without any sin.

English Revised Version
Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.

Good News Translation
He asks, "How could I lie and say I am wrong? I am fatally wounded, but I am sinless."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm considered a liar in spite of my rights. I've been wounded by a deadly arrow, though I haven't been disobedient.'

International Standard Version
Have I lied concerning the justice that I deserve? My wound is incurable, though transgression cannot be attributed to me.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Notwithstanding my right I am accounted a liar; My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'

Literal Standard Version
Against my right do I lie? My arrow [is] mortal—without transgression.

NET Bible
Concerning my right, should I lie? My wound is incurable, although I am without transgression.'

New Heart English Bible
Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.'

World English Bible
Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.'

Young's Literal Translation
Against my right do I lie? Mortal is mine arrow -- without transgression.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
5For Job has declared, ‘I am righteous, yet God has deprived me of justice. 6Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’ 7What man is like Job, who drinks up derision like water?…

Cross References
Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Jeremiah 15:18
Why is my pain unending, and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You have indeed become like a mirage to me--water that is not there.


Treasury of Scripture

Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

I

Job 27:4-6
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit…

wound.

Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Job 16:13
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.









(6) Should I lie against my right?--Comp. Job 27:2-6.

My wound is incurable.--Literally, my arrow, i.e., the arrow which hath wounded me. (See Job 16:11; Job 17:1, &c.)

Without transgression.--That is to say, on my part. (See Job 16:17.) Some understand the former clause, "Notwithstanding my right, I am accounted a liar," but the Authorised Version is more probably right.

Verse 6. - Should I lie against my right? This was an essential portion of Job's argument (see Job 27:4). Against the theory of his secret heinous wickedness put forward by his "comforters," he maintained consistently his freedom from conscious deliberate opposition to the will of God, and refused to make the confessions which they suggested or required, on the ground that they would have been untrue - in making them he would have "lied against his right." In this certainly Job "sinned not." But it was essential to the theory of Elihu, no less than to that of Eliphaz and his friends, that Job was suffering on account of past iniquity, whether he were being punished for it in anger or chastised for it in love (see Job 33:17, 27). My wound (literally, my arrow; comp. Job 6:4) is incurable without transgression; i.e. without my having committed any transgression to account for it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Would I lie
אֲכַזֵּ֑ב (’ă·ḵaz·zêḇ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3576: To lie, be a liar

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

my case?
מִשְׁפָּטִ֥י (miš·pā·ṭî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

My wound
חִצִּ֣י (ḥiṣ·ṣî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2671: A piercer, an arrow, a wound, thunderbolt, the shaft of a, spear

is incurable,
אָנ֖וּשׁ (’ā·nūš)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 605: To be frail, feeble, melancholy

though I am without
בְלִי־ (ḇə·lî-)
Adverb
Strong's 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

transgression.’
פָֽשַׁע׃ (p̄ā·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6588: Transgression


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