Job 35:12
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New International Version
He does not answer when people cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked.

King James Bible
There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Darby Bible Translation
There they cry, and he answereth not, because of the pride of evil men.

World English Bible
There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

Young's Literal Translation
There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There they cry - They bewail their calamities, but sorrow not for the cause of them; they cry against their oppressors, but they call not upon God.

Because of the pride of evil men - Or מפני mippeney, from the face, presence, or influence, of the pride of wicked men. They cry for deliverance from the pride of wicked men; but they are not heard, because they cry not to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.


Psalm 73:6-8 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment...

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt...

Isaiah 14:14-17 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High...

Questions which Ought to be Asked
ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

'Why Should I?'
Thou saidst, What advantage will it be? What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.' (Job xxxv. 3, 4.) In reading these words I have no wish to enter into the controversy between Job and his friends as to the relationship of physical suffering to sin, but to emphasize a certain mental attitude which they indicate, and which often expresses itself in relation to other things. The human mind is so constituted that men will not commit
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service

An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
THERE are not a few difficulties in the account, which Moses has given of the creation of the world, and of the formation, and temptation, and fall of our first parents. Some by the six days of the creation have understood as many years. Whilst others have thought the creation of the world instantaneous: and that the number of days mentioned by Moses is only intended to assist our conception, who are best able to think of things in order of succession. No one part of this account is fuller of difficulties,
Nathaniel Lardner—An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man

The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
1. A holy joy in God, our privilege as well as our duty.--2. The Christian invited to the exercise of it.--3. By the consideration of temporal mercies.--4. And of spiritual favors.--5. By the views of eternal happiness.--6. And of the mercies of God to others, the living and the dead.--7. The chapter closes with an exhortation to this heavenly exercise. And with an example of the genuine workings of this grateful joy in God. 1. I WOULD now suppose my reader to find, on an examination of his spiritual
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
Job 27:9
Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

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