Job 35:7
New International Version
If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand?

New Living Translation
If you are good, is this some great gift to him? What could you possibly give him?

English Standard Version
If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?

Berean Study Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?

King James Bible
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

New King James Version
If you are righteous, what do you give Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?

New American Standard Bible
“If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?

NASB 1995
“If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?

NASB 1977
“If you are righteous, what do you give to Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?

Amplified Bible
“If you are righteous, what do you give God, Or what does He receive from your hand?

Christian Standard Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give him, or what does he receive from your hand?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?

American Standard Version
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thy hand?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you have been righteous, what do you profit him, or what does he receive from you?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And suppose thou art righteous, what wilt thou give him? or what shall he receive of thy hand?

Contemporary English Version
Is any good you may have done at all helpful to him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou do justly, what shalt thou give him, or what shall he receive of thy hand?

English Revised Version
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

Good News Translation
Do you help God by being so righteous? There is nothing God needs from you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you're righteous, what can you give him, or what can he get from you?

International Standard Version
If you are righteous, what will you add to him? What can God receive from your efforts?

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou be righteous, what givest thou Him? Or what receiveth He of thy hand?

Literal Standard Version
If you have been righteous, What do you give to Him? Or what does He receive from your hand?

NET Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give to God, or what does he receive from your hand?

New Heart English Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?

World English Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?

Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
6If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? If you multiply your transgressions, what do you do to Him? 7If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand? 8Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of man.…

Cross References
Luke 17:10
So you also, when you have done everything commanded of you, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"

Romans 11:35
"Who has first given to God, that God should repay him?"

Job 22:2
"Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?

Job 22:3
Does it delight the Almighty that you are righteous? Does He profit if your ways are blameless?

Job 35:8
Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of man.

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage; but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences.


Treasury of Scripture

If you be righteous, what give you him? or what receives he of your hand?

Job 22:2,3
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? …

1 Chronicles 29:14
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

Psalm 16:2
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;









Verse 7. - If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? By parity of reasoning, as our sins do not injure God, so our righteousness cannot benefit him. As David says, "My goodness extendeth not to thee" (Psalm 16:2). Or what receiveth he of thine hand? All things being already God's, we can but give him of his own. We cannot really add to his possessions, or to his glory, or to his felicity. We cannot, as some have supposed they could ('Religions of the Ancient World,' pp. 143, 144), lay him under an obligation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you are righteous,
צָ֭דַקְתָּ (ṣā·ḏaq·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6663: To be just or righteous

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

do you give Him,
תִּתֶּן־ (tit·ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

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

does He receive
יִקָּֽח׃ (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

from your hand?
מִיָּדְךָ֥ (mî·yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


Jump to Previous
Givest Hand Receive Receiveth Righteous Upright
Jump to Next
Givest Hand Receive Receiveth Righteous Upright
Links
Job 35:7 NIV
Job 35:7 NLT
Job 35:7 ESV
Job 35:7 NASB
Job 35:7 KJV

Job 35:7 BibleApps.com
Job 35:7 Biblia Paralela
Job 35:7 Chinese Bible
Job 35:7 French Bible
Job 35:7 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Job 35:7 If you are righteous what do you (Jb)
Job 35:6
Top of Page
Top of Page