Job 36:23
New International Version
Who has prescribed his ways for him, or said to him, 'You have done wrong'?

New Living Translation
No one can tell him what to do, or say to him, 'You have done wrong.'

English Standard Version
Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?

Berean Study Bible
Who has appointed His way for Him, or told Him, ‘You have done wrong’?

New American Standard Bible
"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, 'You have done wrong '?

King James Bible
Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

Christian Standard Bible
Who has appointed his way for him, and who has declared, "You have done wrong"?

Contemporary English Version
to guide or correct him.

Good News Translation
No one can tell God what to do or accuse him of doing evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who has appointed His way for Him, and who has declared, "You have done wrong"?

International Standard Version
Who ordained his path for him, and who has asked him, 'You are wrong, aren't you?'

NET Bible
Who has prescribed his ways for him? Or said to him, 'You have done what is wicked'?

New Heart English Bible
Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, 'You have committed unrighteousness?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who can tell him which way he should go? Who can say to him, 'You did wrong'?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who hath enjoined Him His way? Or who hath said: 'Thou hast wrought unrighteousness'?

New American Standard 1977
“Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, ‘Thou hast done wrong’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who has prescribed his way unto him? Or who shall say unto him, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

King James 2000 Bible
Who has prescribed him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity?

American King James Version
Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity?

American Standard Version
Who hath enjoined him his way? Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And who is he that examines his works? or who can say, he has wrought injustice?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who can search out his ways? or who can say to him : Thou has wrought iniquity?

Darby Bible Translation
Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?

English Revised Version
Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?

World English Bible
Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, 'You have committed unrighteousness?'

Young's Literal Translation
Who hath appointed unto Him his way? And who said, 'Thou hast done iniquity?'
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
22Behold, God is exalted in His power. Who is a teacher like Him? 23Who has appointed His way for Him, or told Him, ‘You have done wrong’? 24Remember to magnify His work, which men have praised in song.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He.

Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Treasury of Scripture

Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity?

Who hath

Job 34:13-33
Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world? …

Isaiah 40:13,14
Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counseller hath taught him? …

Romans 11:34
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller?

Thou

Job 8:3
Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 34:10
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

Job 40:8
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?







Lexicon
Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has appointed
פָקַ֣ד (p̄ā·qaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

His way
דַּרְכּ֑וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

for Him,
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

or
וּמִֽי־ (ū·mî-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

told Him,
אָ֝מַ֗ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘You have done
פָּעַ֥לְתָּ (pā·‘al·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise

wrong’?
עַוְלָֽה׃ (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness
Verse 23. - Who hath enjoined him his way? (comp. Job 34:13). While God is thus the universal and all-perfect Teacher, there are some who would fain instruct him, dictate the course which he ought to pursue, improve and amend his universe. Something of this spirit has appeared in Job's remonstrances, which seem to insinuate that the Divine government of the world might be carried on better than it is (see Job 9:22-24; Job 10:3; Job 13:20-26; Job 16:11-17, etc.). Elihu's intention is to reprove Job for his presumption. Or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? Job has not said this; but he has gone near to saying it (Job 9:24; Job 10:3; Job 21:7-26; Job 24:2-12, etc.); compare the comment on Job 34:5-12. 36:15-23 Elihu shows that Job caused the continuance of his own trouble. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. Even good men need to be kept to their duty by the fear of God's wrath; the wisest and best have enough in them to deserve his stroke. Let not Job continue his unjust quarrel with God and his providence. And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. Elihu thinks Job needed this caution, he having chosen rather to gratify his pride and humour by contending with God, than to mortify them by submitting, and accepting the punishment. It is absurd for us to think to teach Him who is himself the Fountain of light, truth, knowledge, and instruction. He teaches by the Bible, and that is the best book; teaches by his Son, and he is the best Master. He is just in all proceedings.
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