Job 9:1
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Then Job replied:

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Then Job spoke again:

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Then Job answered and said:

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Then Job answered and said,

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Then Job responded,

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Then Job answered and said,

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Then Job answered and said,

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And Job answered and said:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Job answered and said,

Contemporary English Version
Job said:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Job answered, and said:

English Revised Version
Then Job answered and said,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Job replied [to his friends],

International Standard Version
This was Job's response:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Job answered and said:

Literal Standard Version
And Job answers and says:

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Then Job answered,

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Then Job answered,

Young's Literal Translation
And Job answereth and saith: --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
1Then Job answered: 2“Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God?…

Cross References
Job 8:22
Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."

Job 9:2
"Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God?


Treasury of Scripture

Then Job answered and said,









Verses 1-35. - Job, in answer to Bildad, admits the truth of his arguments, but declines to attempt the justification which can alone entitle him to accept the favourable side of Bildad's alternative. Man cannot absolutely justify himself before God. It is in vain to attempt to do so. The contest is too unequal. On the one side perfect wisdom and absolute strength (ver. 4); on the other, weakness, imperfection, ignorance. guilt (vers. 17-20). And no "daysman," or umpire, between them; no third party to hold the balance even, and preside authoritatively over the controversy, and see that justice is done (vers. 33-35). Were it otherwise, Job would not shrink from the controversy; but he thinks it ill arguing with omnipotent power. What he seems to lack is the absolute conviction expressed by Abraham in the emphatic words'" Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25). Verses 1, 2. - And Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth. "I freely admit," is., "all that has been said." God would not cast away a perfectly righteous man (Job 8:20); and, of course, he punishes evil-doers. But, applied practically, what is the result? How should man be just with God? or, before God? Apart from any knowledge of the doctrine of original or inherited sin, each man feels, deep in his heart, that he is sinful - "a chief of sinners." Bradford looks upon the murderer as he mounts the scaffold, and says, "But for the grace of God, there goes John Bradford!" Job has a similar conviction, that in the sight of God, righteousness, such as it is, shrinks away into insignificance, and is as nothing, cannot anyhow be relied upon. Such must be the attitude before God of every human soul that is not puffed up with pride or utterly insensate and sunk in apathy.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Job
אִיּ֗וֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch

answered:
וַיַּ֥עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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