Job 40:8
New International Version
"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?

New Living Translation
“Will you discredit my justice and condemn me just to prove you are right?

English Standard Version
Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?

Berean Study Bible
Would you really annul My justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself?

New American Standard Bible
"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

New King James Version
“Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?

King James Bible
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

Christian Standard Bible
Would you really challenge my justice? Would you declare me guilty to justify yourself?

Contemporary English Version
Are you trying to prove that you are innocent by accusing me of injustice?

Good News Translation
Are you trying to prove that I am unjust--to put me in the wrong and yourself in the right?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?

International Standard Version
Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?

NET Bible
Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?

New Heart English Bible
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Would you undo my justice? Would you condemn me so that you can be righteous?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?

New American Standard 1977
“Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?

King James 2000 Bible
Will you also annul my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

American King James Version
Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do not set aside my judgment: and dost thou think that I have dealt with thee in any other way, than that thou mightest appear to be righteous?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?

Darby Bible Translation
Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou even disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Webster's Bible Translation
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

World English Bible
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous?
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
7“Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. 8Would you really annul My justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself? 9Do you have an arm like God’s? Can you thunder with a voice like His?…
Cross References
Romans 3:4
Certainly not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that You may be proved right when You speak and victorious when You judge."

Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Job 13:18
Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated.

Job 16:11
God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.

Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice, the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

Job 27:6
I will hold fast my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Job 34:17
Could one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One,

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker--one clay pot among many. Does the clay ask the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?

Treasury of Scripture

Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

Wilt

Psalm 51:4
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Romans 3:4
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

disannul

Isaiah 14:27
For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

Isaiah 28:18
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

Galatians 3:15,17
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto…

wilt thou condemn

Job 10:3
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Job 27:2-6
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; …

Job 32:2
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.







Lexicon
Would you really
הַ֭אַף (ha·’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

annul
תָּפֵ֣ר (tā·p̄êr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

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

Would you condemn Me
תַּ֝רְשִׁיעֵ֗נִי (tar·šî·‘ê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

to
לְמַ֣עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

justify yourself?
תִּצְדָּֽק׃ (tiṣ·dāq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous
(8) Wilt thou also disannul my judgment?--Comp. what Job said in Job 19:6-7; Job 27:2. God is about to show Job his inability to govern the world and administer judgment among men, so as to rule them morally, from his acknowledged inability to govern the more formidable animals of the brute creation. If he cannot restrain them, how is it likely that he will be able to tread down the wicked in their place? And if he cannot hold the wicked in check and compel them to submission, how, any more, can he protect himself from their violence? how can he save himself from the outbursts of their fury? or, if not save himself from them, how much less can he deliver himself from the hand of God? If he cannot hide them in the dust together, and bind them (i.e., restrain the threatenings of their rage in the hidden world) in the secret prison-house, how much less can he save himself, and be independent of the help of a saviour?

Verse 8. - Wilt thou also (rather, even) dis-annul my judgment? i.e. maintain that my judgment towards thee has not been just and equitable, and therefore, so far as it lies in thy power, disannul it? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Dost thou think it necessary to accuse me of injustice, and condemn me. in order to establish thine own innocence? But there is no such necessity. The two things - my justice and thy innocence - are quite compatible. Only lay aside the notion that afflictions must be punitive. 40:6-14 Those who profit by what they have heard from God, shall hear more from him. And those who are truly convinced of sin, yet need to be more thoroughly convinced and more humbled. No doubt God, and he only, has power to humble and bring down proud men; he has wisdom to know when and how to do it, and it is not for us to teach him how to govern the world. Our own hands cannot save us by recommending us to God's grace, much less rescuing us from his justice; and therefore into his hand we must commit ourselves. The renewal of a believer proceeds in the same way of conviction, humbling, and watchfulness against remaining sin, as his first conversion. When convinced of many evils in our conduct, we still need convincing of many more.
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