New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou sinnest - God is not benefited by thy righteousness, nor injured by thy iniquity, howsoever multiplied it may be.
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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
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So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"
"Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?"
"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him?
What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous? What would he gain if your ways were blameless?
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
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