New American Standard Bible
"If you are righteous, what do you give to Him, Or what does He receive from your hand?
King James Bible
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Darby Bible Translation
If thou be righteous, what givest thou to him? or what doth he receive of thy hand?
World English Bible
If you are righteous, what do you give him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast been righteous, What dost thou give to Him? Or what from thy hand doth He receive?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? - The same sentiment substantially as in the previous verses. It is, that God is supreme and independent. He does not desire such benefits from the services of his friends and is not so dependent on them; as to be induced to interpose in their favor, in any way beyond what is strictly proper. It is to be presumed, therefore, that he will deal with them according to what is right, and as it is right that they should experience proofs of his favor, it followed that there "would be" advantage in serving him, and in being delivered from sin; that it "would be" better to be holy than to lead a life of transgression. This reasoning seems to be somewhat abstract, but it is correct, and is as sound now as it was in the time of Elihu. There is no reason why God should not treat people according to their character. He is not so under obligations to his friends, and has not such cause to dread his foes; he does not derive so much benefit from the one, or receive such injury from the other, that he is under any inducement to swerve from strict justice; and it follows, therefore, that where there ought to be reward there will be, where there ought to be punishment there will be, and consequently that there is an advantage in being righteous.
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"They have Corrupted Themselves; their Spot is not the Spot of his Children; they are a Perverse and Crooked Generation. "
"So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'"
Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?
"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?
"Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect?
"Your wickedness is for a man like yourself, And your righteousness is for a son of man.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.
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