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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?
King James Bible
Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
New King James Version
“Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?
New American Standard Bible
“Will you really nullify My judgment? Will you condemn Me so that you may be justified?
"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
“Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
“Will you really annul My judgment and set it aside as void? Will you condemn Me [your God] that you may [appear to] be righteous and justified?
Christian Standard Bible
Would you really challenge my justice? Would you declare me guilty to justify yourself?
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?
American Standard Version
Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If it is that you nullify me and you condemn me that you will 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?
Contemporary English Version
Are you trying to prove that you are innocent by accusing me of injustice?
Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
English Revised Version
Wilt thou even disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
Good News Translation
Are you trying to prove that I am unjust--to put me in the wrong and yourself in the right?
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Would you undo my justice? Would you condemn me so that you can be righteous?
International Standard Version
Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?
JPS Tanakh 1917
Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?
Literal Standard Version
Do you also make My judgment void? Do you condemn Me, "" That you may be righteous?
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?
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?
Additional Translations ...
ContextJob Humbles Himself Before the LORD
…7“Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform 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?…
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."
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands and favor the schemes of the wicked?
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?
Behold, now that I have prepared my case, I know that I will be vindicated.
God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice--the Almighty, who has embittered my soul--
I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.
Could one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One,
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?
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.
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.
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.
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewWould you really
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style
Would you condemn Me
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6663: To be just or righteous
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