Job 35:8
New International Version
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.

New Living Translation
No, your sins affect only people like yourself, and your good deeds also affect only humans.

English Standard Version
Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.

Berean Study Bible
Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only a son of man.

King James Bible
Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

New King James Version
Your wickedness affects a man such as you, And your righteousness a son of man.

New American Standard Bible
“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.

NASB 1995
“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.

NASB 1977
“Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.

Amplified Bible
“Your wickedness affects only a man such as you, And your righteousness affects only a son of man [but it cannot affect God, who is sovereign].

Christian Standard Bible
Your wickedness affects a person like yourself, and your righteousness, a son of man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your wickedness affects a person like yourself, and your righteousness another human being.

American Standard Version
Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; And thy righteousness may profit a son of man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your evil is to your soul, and to your soul is your righteousness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy ungodliness may affect a man who is like to thee; or thy righteousness a son of man.

Contemporary English Version
The evil or good you do only affects other humans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy wickedness may hurt a man that is like thee : and thy justice may help the son of man.

English Revised Version
Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit a son of man.

Good News Translation
Others suffer from your sins, and the good you do helps them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your wickedness affects only someone like yourself. Your righteousness affects only the descendants of Adam.

International Standard Version
Your wickedness affects only yourself; and your righteousness, only human beings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy wickedness concerneth a man as thou art; And thy righteousness a son of man.

Literal Standard Version
For a man like yourself [is] your wickedness, And for a son of man your righteousness.

NET Bible
Your wickedness affects only a person like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.

New Heart English Bible
Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are, and your righteousness may profit a son of man.

World English Bible
Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are, and your righteousness may profit a son of man.

Young's Literal Translation
For a man like thyself is thy wickedness, And for a son of man thy righteousness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
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. 9Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.…

Cross References
Job 35:7
If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?

Job 35:9
Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.


Treasury of Scripture

Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are; and your righteousness may profit the son of man.

may hurt

Joshua 7:1-5
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel…

Joshua 22:20
Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

Ecclesiastes 9:18
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

may profit

Job 42:8
Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Genesis 18:24
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?









Verse 8. - Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son (rather, a son) of man. Job must not think, Elihu means, that, because his good actions benefit and his bad actions injure his fellow men, therefore they must also in the one case injure and in the other benefit God. The cases are not parallel. God is too remote, too powerful, too great, to be touched by his actions. Job has done wrong, therefore, to expect that God would necessarily reward his righteousness by prosper us, happy life, and worse to complain because his expectations have been disappointed. It is of his mere spontaneous goodness and bounty that God rewards the godly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your wickedness
רִשְׁעֶ֑ךָ (riš·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7562: Wickedness

affects only a man
לְאִישׁ־ (lə·’îš-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

like yourself,
כָּמ֥וֹךָ (kā·mō·w·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3644: Like, as, when

and your righteousness
צִדְקָתֶֽךָ׃ (ṣiḏ·qā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

only a son
וּלְבֶן־ (ū·lə·ḇen-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of men.
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being


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