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Job 34:9

    Job 34:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he has said, It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For he has said, It is no profit to a man to take delight in God.

    Webster's Revision

    For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.

    World English Bible

    For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he hath said, it profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:9

    For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself in God - That is, there is no advantage in piety, and in endeavoring to serve God. It will make no difference in the divine dealings with him. He will be treated just as well if he lives a life of sin, as if he undertakes to live after the severest rules of piety. Job had not used precisely this language, but in Job 9:22, he had expressed nearly the same sentiment. It is probable, however, that Elihu refers to what he regarded as the general scope and tendency of his remarks, as implying that there was no respect paid to character in the divine dealings with mankind. It was easy to pervert the views which Job actually entertained, so as to make him appear to maintain this sentiment, and it was probably with a special view to this charge that Job uttered the sentiments recorded in Job 21; see the notes at that chapter.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 34:9

    34:9 He said - Not in express terms, but by consequence; because he said that good men were no less, nay, sometimes more miserable here than the wicked.
    Book: Job