Job 9:35
New International Version
Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.

New Living Translation
Then I could speak to him without fear, but I cannot do that in my own strength.

English Standard Version
Then I would speak without fear of him, for I am not so in myself.

Berean Study Bible
Then I would speak without fear of Him. But as it is, I am on my own.

New American Standard Bible
"Then I would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself.

King James Bible
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I would speak and not fear him. But that is not the case; I am on my own.

Contemporary English Version
Then I could speak up without fear of him, but for now, I cannot speak.

Good News Translation
I am not afraid. I am going to talk because I know my own heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I would speak and not fear Him. But that is not the case; I am on my own.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, I would speak without being terrified of him, because I'm not like that inside myself."

NET Bible
Then would I speak and not fear him, but it is not so with me.

New Heart English Bible
then I would speak, and not fear him, for I am not so in myself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I would speak and not be afraid of him. But I know that I am not like that.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then would I speak, and not fear Him; For I am not so with myself.

New American Standard 1977
Then I would speak and not fear Him; But I am not like that in myself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I would speak and not fear him, because in this state I am not myself.

King James 2000 Bible
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

American King James Version
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

American Standard Version
Then would I speak, and not fear him; For I am not so in myself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will speak, and will not fear him: for I cannot answer while I am in fear.

Darby Bible Translation
[Then] I will speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

English Revised Version
Then would I speak, and not fear him; for I am not so in myself.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

World English Bible
then I would speak, and not fear him, for I am not so in myself.

Young's Literal Translation
I speak, and do not fear Him, But I am not right with myself.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
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 13:22
Then call me, and I will answer, or let me speak, and You can reply.

Job 10:1
I loathe my own life; I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Treasury of Scripture

Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.







Lexicon
Then I would speak
אַֽ֭דַבְּרָה (’a·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

without
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

fear of Him.
אִירָאֶ֑נּוּ (’î·rā·’en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

But
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

as it is,
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

I
אָ֝נֹכִ֗י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am on my own.
עִמָּדִֽי׃ (‘im·mā·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5978: Against, by, from, me, mine, of, that I take, unto,
(35) It is not so with me.--Literally, I am not so with me. The words are variously understood: "It is not so with me," i.e., "I am not thus without fear," as the former part of the verse supposes; or, "I am not so as ye suppose," i.e., guilty, but innocent; or, "Am I not right with myself?" i.e., inwardly conscious of my integrity and innocence (Job 10:1).

Verse 35. - Then would I speak, and not fear him. Job has imagined conditions which are impossible (though they may, to some extent, be compensated for in the actual scheme of man's redemption); and says that, under the circumstances which he has imagined, he would not fear to justify himself before God. The assertion is over-daring, and, as Schultens says, shows the patriarch to be no longer master of himself, but carried away by the force of overwrought feeling. But it is not so with me; i.e. "I am not in such a position as to enter on my justification." I am weighted by my sufferings, and also by my fears. I therefore decline the contest.



9:25-35 What little need have we of pastimes, and what great need to redeem time, when it runs on so fast towards eternity! How vain the enjoyments of time, which we may quite lose while yet time continues! The remembrance of having done our duty will be pleasing afterwards; so will not the remembrance of having got worldly wealth, when it is all lost and gone. Job's complaint of God, as one that could not be appeased and would not relent, was the language of his corruption. There is a Mediator, a Daysman, or Umpire, for us, even God's own beloved Son, who has purchased peace for us with the blood of his cross, who is able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God through him. If we trust in his name, our sins will be buried in the depths of the sea, we shall be washed from all our filthiness, and made whiter than snow, so that none can lay any thing to our charge. We shall be clothed with the robes of righteousness and salvation, adorned with the graces of the Holy Spirit, and presented faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. May we learn the difference between justifying ourselves, and being thus justified by God himself. Let the tempest-tossed soul consider Job, and notice that others have passed this dreadful gulf; and though they found it hard to believe that God would hear or deliver them, yet he rebuked the storm, and brought them to the desired haven. Resist the devil; give not place to hard thoughts of God, or desperate conclusions about thyself. Come to Him who invites the weary and heavy laden; who promises in nowise to cast them out.
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