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Job 35:2

    Job 35:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or'sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Does it seem to you to be right, and righteousness before God, to say,

    Webster's Revision

    Thinkest thou this to be thy right, Or'sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

    World English Bible

    "Do you think this to be your right, or do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's,'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thinkest thou this to be thy right, or sayest thou, My righteousness is more than God's,

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 35:2

    My righteousness is more than God's? - This would indeed be a blasphemous saying; but Job never said so, neither directly nor constructively: it would be much better to translate the words צדקי מאל tsidki meel, I am righteous Before God. And Job's meaning most certainly was, "Whatever I am in your sight, I know that in the sight of God I am a righteous man;" and he had a right to assume this character, because God himself had given it to him.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 35:2

    Thinkest thou this to be right? - This is the point which Elihu now proposes to examine. He, therefore, solemnly appeals to Job himself to determine whether he could himself say that he thought such a sentiment correct.

    That thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's - Job had nowhere said this in so many words, but Elihu regarded it as the substance of what he had said, or thought that what he had said amounted to the same thing. He had dwelt much on his own sincerity and uprightness of life; he had maintained that he had not been guilty of such crimes as to make these calamities deserved, and he had indulged in severe reflections on the dealings of God with him; compare Job 9:30-35; Job 10:13-15. All this Elihu interprets as equivalent to saying, that he was more righteous than his Maker. It cannot be denied that Job had given occasion for this interpretation to be put on his sentiments, though it cannot be supposed that he would have affirmed this in so many words.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 35:2

    35:2 Thou saidst - Not that Job said this in express terms, but he said those things from which this might seem to follow, as that God had punished him more than he deserved.
    Book: Job