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Job 27:5

    Job 27:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove my integrity from me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Far be it from me that I should justify you: Till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let it be far from me! I will certainly not say that you are right! I will come to death before I give up my righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    Far be it from me that I should justify you: Till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.

    World English Bible

    Far be it from me that I should justify you. Until I die I will not put away my integrity from me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not put away mine integrity from me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 27:5

    God forbid - חלילה לי - di chalilah lli, far be it from me, that I should justify you - that I should now, by any kind of acknowledgment of wickedness or hypocrisy justify your harsh judgment. You say that God afflicts me for my crimes; I say, and God knows it is truth, that I have not sinned so as to draw down any such judgment upon me. Your judgment, therefore, is pronounced at your own risk.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 27:5

    God forbid - לי חלילה châlı̂ylâh lı̂y. "Far be it from me." Literally, "Profane be it to me;" that is, I should regard it as unholy and profane; I cannot do it.

    That I should justify you - That I should admit the correctness of your positions, and should concede that I am an hypocrite. He was conscious of integrity and sincerity, and nothing could induce him to abandon that conviction, or to admit the correctness of the reasoning which they had pursued in regard to him. Coverdale (1535 a.d.) has given this a correct translation, "God forbid that I should grant your cause to be right."

    Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me - I will not admit that I am insincere and hypocritical. This is the language of a man who was conscious of integrity, and who would not be deprived of that consciousness by any plausible representations of his professed friends.
    Book: Job