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Job 9:34

    Job 9:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let him take his rod away from me, And let not his terror make me afraid:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let him take away his rod from me and not send his fear on me:

    Webster's Revision

    Let him take his rod away from me, And let not his terror make me afraid:

    World English Bible

    Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his terror make me afraid:

    Definitions for Job 9:34

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 9:34

    Let him take his rod away - In the Masoretic Bibles, the word שבטו shibto, his rod, is written with a large ט teth, as above; and as the letter in numerals stands for 9, the Masora says the word was thus written to show the nine calamities under which Job had suffered, and which he wished God to remove. As שבט shebet signifies, not only rod, but also scepter or the ensign of royalty, Job might here refer to God sitting in his majesty upon the judgment-seat; and this sight so appalled him, that, filled with terror, he was unable to speak. When a sinful soul sees God in his majesty, terror seizes upon it, and prayer is impossible. We have a beautiful illustration of this, Isaiah 6:1-5 : "I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Then said I, Wo is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts."

    Barnes' Notes on Job 9:34

    Let him take his rod away from me - Let him suspend my sufferings, and let us come together on equal terms. His terror now is upon me, and I can do nothing. I am oppressed, and broken down, and crushed under his hand, and I could not hope to maintain my cause with any degree of success. If my sufferings were lightened, and I could approach the question with the rigor of health and the power of reasoning unweakened by calamity, I could then do justice to the views which I entertain. Now there would be obvious disparity, while one of the parties has crushed and enervated the other by the mere exercise of power.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 9:34

    9:34 Fear - The fear and dread of his majesty and justice. Let him not deal with me according to his perfect justice, but according to his grace and clemency.
    Book: Job