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

King James Bible
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall he that will contend with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth +God, let him answer it.

World English Bible
"Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

Young's Literal Translation
Is the striver with the Mighty instructed? The reprover of God, let him answer it.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that reproveth God, let him answer it - Let the man who has made so free with God and his government, answer to what he has now heard.

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Shall

Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.

Ecclesiastes 6:10 That which has been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

Isaiah 45:9-11 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

instruct

Isaiah 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge...

1 Corinthians 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

he that reproveth

Job 3:11,12,20,23 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly...

Job 7:12,19-21 Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me...

Job 9:17,18,32-35 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause...

Job 10:3-7,14-17 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked...

Job 13:21-27 Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid...

Job 14:16,17 For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin...

Job 16:11-21 God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked...

Job 19:6-11 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net...

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

Job 30:21 You are become cruel to me: with your strong hand you oppose yourself against me.

Ezekiel 18:2 What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes...

Matthew 20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the manager of the house,

Romans 9:19-23 You will say then to me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted his will...

Romans 11:34-36 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor...

Library
Indwelling Sin
It is a doctrine, as I believe, taught us in Holy Writ, that when a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day. It is a doctrine held by all the orthodox, that there dwelleth still
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

Whether Hope is in the Damned?
Objection 1: It would seem that there is hope in the damned. For the devil is damned and prince of the damned, according to Mat. 25:41: "Depart . . . you cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels." But the devil has hope, according to Job 40:28, "Behold his hope shall fail him." Therefore it seems that the damned have hope. Objection 2: Further, just as faith is either living or dead, so is hope. But lifeless faith can be in the devils and the damned, according
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

On the Interior Man
The interior man is the rational soul; in the apostle: have in your hearts, in the interior man, Christ through faith. [Eph. 3:16] His head is Christ; in the apostle: the head of the man is Christ. [I Cor. 11:3] The crown of the head is the height of righteousness; in Solomon: for the crown of your head has received the crown of grace. The same in a bad part: the crown of hairs having walked about in their own delights, that is, in the height of iniquity. [Prov. 4:9; Ps. 67(68):22(21)] The hair is
St. Eucherius of Lyons—The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.' Exod 20: 17. THIS commandment forbids covetousness in general, Thou shalt not covet;' and in particular, Thy neighbour's house, thy neighbour's wife, &c. I. It forbids covetousness in general. Thou shalt not covet.' It is lawful to use the world, yea, and to desire so much of it as may keep us from the temptation
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Job 9:3
Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.

Job 10:2
I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.

Job 13:3
But I desire to speak to the Almighty and to argue my case with God.

Job 23:4
I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.

Job 31:35
("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.

Job 33:13
Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one's words?

Job 40:1
The LORD said to Job:

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