Job 31:35
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New International Version
("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.

King James Bible
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!

World English Bible
oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!

Young's Literal Translation
Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that one would hear me! - I wish to have a fair and full hearing: I am grievously accused; and have no proper opportunity of clearing myself, and establishing my own innocence.

Behold, my desire is - Or, הן תוי hen tavi, "There is my pledge." I bind myself, on a great penalty, to come into court, and abide the issue.

That the Almighty would answer me - That he would call this case immediately before himself; and oblige my adversary to come into court, to put his accusations into a legal form, that I might have the opportunity of vindicating myself in the presence of a judge who would hear dispassionately my pleadings, and bring the cause to a righteous issue.

And that mine adversary had written a book - That he would not indulge himself in vague accusations, but would draw up a proper bill of indictment, that I might know to what I had to plead, and find the accusation in a tangible form.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 17:3 Lay down now, put me in a surety with you; who is he that will strike hands with me?

Job 23:3-7 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!...

Job 33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

Job 38:1-3 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said...

Job 40:4,5 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth...

my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me. or, my sign is that the Almighty will answer me

Job 13:21,22 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid...

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.


Job 13:24 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Job 19:11,23,24 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me to him as one of his enemies...

Job 33:10,11 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me for his enemy...

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge...

Thou Shalt not Steal.
This Commandment also has a work, which embraces very many good works, and is opposed to many vices, and is called in German Mildigkeit, "benevolence;" which is a work ready to help and serve every one with one's goods. And it fights not only against theft and robbery, but against all stinting in temporal goods which men may practise toward one another: such as greed, usury, overcharging and plating wares that sell as solid, counterfeit wares, short measures and weights, and who could tell all the
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Whether after Christ, it was Proper to the Blessed virgin to be Sanctified in the Womb?
Objection 1: It would seem that it was proper for the Blessed Virgin, after Christ, to be sanctified in the womb. For it has been said [4131](A[4]) that the Blessed Virgin was sanctified in the womb, in order that she might be worthy to be the mother of God. But this is proper to her. Therefore she alone was sanctified in the womb. Objection 2: Further, some men seem to have been more closely connected with Christ than Jeremias and John the Baptist, who are said to have been sanctified in the womb.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery.' Exod 20: 14. God is a pure, holy spirit, and has an infinite antipathy against all uncleanness. In this commandment he has entered his caution against it; non moechaberis, Thou shalt not commit adultery.' The sum of this commandment is, The preservations of corporal purity. We must take heed of running on the rock of uncleanness, and so making shipwreck of our chastity. In this commandment there is something tacitly implied, and something expressly forbidden. 1. The
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Job 19:7
"Though I cry, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 27:7
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!

Job 30:20
"I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.

Job 30:24
"Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man when he cries for help in his distress.

Job 31:36
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.

Job 35:14
How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him, that your case is before him and you must wait for him,

Job 40:2
"Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"

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