New Living Translation
For you also ask, 'What's in it for me? What's the use of living a righteous life?'
King James Bible
For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?
World English Bible
That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
Young's Literal Translation
For thou sayest, 'What doth it profit Thee! What do I profit from my sin?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
35:3 Thou saidst - Another imputation upon God. Unto thee - Unto me; such changes of persons being frequent in the Hebrew language. What profit, and c. - God does not reward so much as I deserve. But it was not fair to charge this upon Job, which he had neither directly nor indirectly affirmed.
LibraryWhether the Motive of Anger is Always Something done against the one who is Angry?
Objection 1: It would seem that the motive of anger is not always something done against the one who is angry. Because man, by sinning, can do nothing against God; since it is written (Job 35:6): "If thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against Him?" And yet God is spoken of as being angry with man on account of sin, according to Ps. 105:40: "The Lord was exceedingly angry with His people." Therefore it is not always on account of something done against him, that a man is angry. Objection …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether a Man May Merit Anything from God?
Whether Beneficence is an Act of Charity?
Whether a Human Action is Meritorious or Demeritorious Before God, According as it is Good or Evil?
If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why make me your target? Am I a burden to you?
Even if I were to wash myself with soap and clean my hands with lye,
you would plunge me into a muddy ditch, and my own filthy clothing would hate me.
He has even said, 'Why waste time trying to please God?'
"I will answer you and all your friends, too.
Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?
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