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Job 36:9

    Job 36:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he showeth them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he makes clear to them what they have done, even their evil works in which they have taken pride.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he showeth them their work, And their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

    World English Bible

    then he shows them their work, and their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, that they have behaved themselves proudly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:9

    He showeth them their work - He shows them the exceeding sinfulness of sin.

    That they have exceeded - יתגברו yithgabbaru, "that they have strengthened themselves," and did not trust in the living God; and therefore they would not help themselves when trouble came.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:9

    Then he showeth them their work - What their lives have been. This he does either by a messenger sent to them Job 33:23, or by their own reflections Job 33:27, or by the influences of his Spirit leading them to a proper review of their lives. The object of their affliction, Elihu says, is to bring them to see what their conduct has been, and to reform what has been amiss. It should not be interpreted either as proof that the afflicted are eminently wicked, as the friends of Job maintained, or as furnishing an occasion for severe reflections on the divine government, such as Job had indulged in. It is all consistent with an equitable and kind administration; with the belief that the afflicted have true piety - though they have wandered and erred; and with the conviction that God is dealing with them in mercy, and not in the severity of wrath. They need only recal the errors of their lives; humble themselves, and exercise true repentance, and they would find afflictions to be among even their richest blessings.

    Transgressions that they have exceeded - Or, rather, "he shows them their transgressions that they have been very great"; that they have made themselves great, mighty, strong - יתגברוּ yitgâbarû. The idea is, that their transgressions had been allowed to accumulate, or to become strong, until it was necessary to interpose in this manner, and check them by severe affliction. All this was consistent, however, with the belief that the sufferer was truly pious and might find favor if he would repent.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 36:9

    36:9 Work - Their evil works, by these afflictions he brings them to a sight of their sins. Exceeded - That they have greatly sinned by abusing their power and prosperity; which even good men are too prone to do.
    Book: Job