Job 35:2
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New International Version
"Do you think this is just? You say, 'I am in the right, not God.'

King James Bible
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

Darby Bible Translation
Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

World English Bible
"Do you think this to be your right, or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'

Young's Literal Translation
This hast thou reckoned for judgment: Thou hast said -- 'My righteousness is more than God's?'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My righteousness is more than God's? - This would indeed be a blasphemous saying; but Job never said so, neither directly nor constructively: it would be much better to translate the words צדקי מאל tsidki meel, I am righteous Before God. And Job's meaning most certainly was, "Whatever I am in your sight, I know that in the sight of God I am a righteous man;" and he had a right to assume this character, because God himself had given it to him.

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Thinkest

Matthew 12:36,37 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment...

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man...

My

Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Job 19:6,7 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net...

Job 27:2-6 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who has vexed my soul...

Job 34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment.

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous?

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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 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

Job 35:1
Then Elihu said:

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