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Job 34:5

    Job 34:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For Job has said, I am upright, and it is God who has taken away my right;

    Webster's Revision

    For Job hath said, I am righteous, And God hath taken away my right:

    World English Bible

    For Job has said, 'I am righteous, God has taken away my right:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For Job hath said, I am righteous, and God hath taken away my right:

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:5

    Job hath said, I am righteous - Job had certainly said the words attributed to him by Elihu, particularly in Job 27:2, etc., but it was in vindication of his aspersed character that he had asserted his own righteousness, and in a different sense to that in which Elihu appears to take it up. He asserted that he was righteous quoad the charges his friends had brought against him. And he never intimated that he had at all times a pure heart, and had never transgressed the laws of his Maker. It is true also that he said, God hath taken away my judgment; but he most obviously does not mean to charge God with injustice, but to show that he had dealt with him in a way wholly mysterious, and not according to the ordinary dispensations of his providence; and that he did not interpose in his behalf, while his friends were overwhelming him with obloquy and reproach.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:5

    For Job hath said, I am righteous - see Job 13:18, "I know that I shall be justified;" compare Job 23:10-11, where he says, if he was tried he would come forth as gold. Elihu may have also referred to the general course of remark which he had pursued as vindicating himself.

    And God hath taken away my judgment - This sentiment is found in Job 27:2; see the notes at that place.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 34:5

    34:5 Said - I am so far righteous, that I have not deserved, such hard usage from God. Had taken - So Job had said, chap.27:2, he denies me that which is just and equal, to give me a fair hearing.
    Book: Job