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Job 23:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Will he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Would He contend with me by the greatness of [His] power? No, surely He would pay attention to me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Would he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Would he plead against me with [his] great power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Would he, with fulness of might, contend with me? Nay, surely, he, would give heed to me!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the abundance of power doth He strive with me? No! surely He putteth [it] in me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I would not that he should contend with me with much strength, nor overwhelm me with the weight of his greatness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Will he plead against me with his great power? No, but hee would put [strength] in me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Though he should come on me in [his] great strength, then he would not threaten me;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Will he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Will he plead 7378
{7378} Prime
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
against 5978
{5978} Prime
Prolonged for H5973; along with.
me with [his] great 7230
{7230} Prime
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
power? 3581
{3581} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
No; x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
but x389
(0389) Complement
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
he x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
would put 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[strength] in me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 23:6

_ _ An objection suggests itself, while he utters the wish (Job 23:5). Do I hereby wish that He should plead against me with His omnipotence? Far from it! (Job 9:19, Job 9:34; Job 13:21; Job 30:18).

_ _ strength — so as to prevail with Him: as in Jacob’s case (Hosea 12:3, Hosea 12:4). Umbreit and Maurer better translate as in Job 4:20 (I only wish that He) “would attend to me,” that is, give me a patient hearing as an ordinary judge, not using His omnipotence, but only His divine knowledge of my innocence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 23:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 23:6

No — He would not use his power against me, but for me; by enabling me to plead my cause, and giving sentence according to that clemency, which he uses towards his children.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 23:6

Will he (b) plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would (c) put [strength] in me.

(b) Using his absolute power and saying because I am God, I may do what I will.

(c) Of his mercy he would give me power to answer him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 9:19 If [I speak] of strength, lo, [he is] strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time [to plead]?
Job 9:33-34 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, [that] might lay his hand upon us both. ... Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
Job 13:21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
Isaiah 27:4 Fury [is] not in me: who would set the briers [and] thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
Ezekiel 20:33 [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
Ezekiel 20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

but he would:

Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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Jb 9:19, 33; 13:21. Ps 138:3. Is 27:4, 8. Ezk 20:33, 35. 2Co 12:9.

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