New American Standard Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
King James Bible
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Darby Bible Translation
As �God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
World English Bible
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter.
Young's Literal Translation
God liveth! He turned aside my judgment, And the Mighty -- He made my soul bitter.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As God liveth - A form of solemn adjuration, or an oath by the living God. "As certainly as God lives." It is the form by which God himself often swears; see Ezekiel 14:16; Ezekiel 33:11, and is often employed by others; 1 Samuel 20:3; 1 Samuel 25:26.
Who hath taken away my judgment - Who hath rejected my cause, or who has refused me justice; that is, who has treated me as though I was guilty, and withholds from me relief. The language is forensic, and the idea is, that he would make his solemn appeal to him, even though he had rejected his cause. Perhaps there is implied here more than the solemnity of an ordinary oath. A man might be supposed to be willing to make his appeal to one who had shown himself friendly or favorable to him, but he would manifest more reluctance to making his appeal in an important case to a judge who had decided against him, especially if that decision was regarded as severe, and if that judge had refused to hear what he had to say in self-defense. But Job here says, that such was his confidence in his own sincerity and truth, that he could make his appeal to God, even though he knew that he had hitherto gone against him, and treated him as if he were guilty.
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The interior man is the rational soul; in the apostle: have in your hearts, in the interior man, Christ through faith. [Eph. 3:16] His head is Christ; in the apostle: the head of the man is Christ. [I Cor. 11:3] The crown of the head is the height of righteousness; in Solomon: for the crown of your head has received the crown of grace. The same in a bad part: the crown of hairs having walked about in their own delights, that is, in the height of iniquity. [Prov. 4:9; Ps. 67(68):22(21)] The hair is …
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The Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
"He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness.
'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?
"God hands me over to ruffians And tosses me into the hands of the wicked.
Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.
"It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has dismayed me,
"For Job has said, 'I am righteous, But God has taken away my right;
"Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's '?
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