Job 9:34
New International Version
someone to remove God's rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more.

New Living Translation
The mediator could make God stop beating me, and I would no longer live in terror of his punishment.

English Standard Version
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not dread of him terrify me.

Berean Study Bible
Let Him remove His rod from me, so that His terror will no longer frighten me.

King James Bible
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

New King James Version
Let Him take His rod away from me, And do not let dread of Him terrify me.

New American Standard Bible
“Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not the dread of Him terrify me.

NASB 1995
"Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.

NASB 1977
“Let Him remove His rod from me, And let not dread of Him terrify me.

Amplified Bible
“Let Him take His rod away from me, And let not the dread and fear of Him terrify me.

Christian Standard Bible
Let him take his rod away from me so his terror will no longer frighten me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let Him take His rod away from me so His terror will no longer frighten me.

American Standard Version
Let him take his rod away from me, And let not his terror make me afraid:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he would remove his rod from me, and his terror would not shake me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let him remove his rod from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

Contemporary English Version
Can someone snatch away the stick God carries to frighten me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me.

English Revised Version
Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his terror make me afraid:

Good News Translation
Stop punishing me, God! Keep your terrors away!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God should take his rod away from me, and he should not terrify me.

International Standard Version
removing his rod from me, and not letting terror of him overwhelm me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let Him take His rod away from me, And let not His terror make me afraid;

Literal Standard Version
He turns aside His rod from off me, "" And His terror does not make me afraid,

NET Bible
who would take his rod away from me so that his terror would not make me afraid.

New Heart English Bible
Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;

World English Bible
Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;

Young's Literal Translation
He doth turn aside from off me his rod, And His terror doth not make me afraid,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
33Nor is there a mediator between us, to lay his hand upon us both. 34Let Him remove His rod from me, so that His terror will no longer frighten me. 35Then I would speak without fear of Him. But as it is, I am on my own.…

Cross References
Job 13:21
Withdraw Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me.

Psalm 39:10
Remove Your scourge from me; I am perishing by the force of Your hand.

Psalm 89:32
I will attend to their transgression with the rod, and to their iniquity with stripes.


Treasury of Scripture

Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

let not

Job 13:11,20-22
Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you? …

Job 23:15
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Job 31:23
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

but it is not so with me.

Job 29:2
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;









Verse 34. - Let him take his rod away from me; rather, who would remove his rod from me. Job means that it would be a part of the duty of the "daysman" to see that God's rod was removed from him before he was called upon to plead, so that he might not labour under so erect a disadvantage as his sufferings would place him under. And let not his fear terrify me; or, and would not suffer his fear to terrify me; i.e. would not allow Job to be placed under the disadvantage, either of pain or of fear, either of actual or prospective suffering.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let Him remove
יָסֵ֣ר (yā·sêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

His rod
שִׁבְט֑וֹ (šiḇ·ṭōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

from me,
מֵעָלַ֣י (mê·‘ā·lay)
Preposition-m | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

so that His terror
וְ֝אֵמָת֗וֹ (wə·’ê·mā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 367: Fright, an idol

will no
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

longer frighten me.
תְּבַעֲתַֽנִּי׃ (tə·ḇa·‘ă·ṯan·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 1204: To fall upon, startle, terrify


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