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Job 33:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, I will answer thee, in this thou art not just; For God is greater than man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, [in] this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, let me tell you, you are not right in this, For God is greater than man.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, [in] this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, I will answer thee in this, thou art not right; for +God is greater than man.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! in this, thou hast not been right—let me answer thee, For, GOD, is greater than, man.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, [in] this thou hast not been righteous, I answer thee, that greater is God than man.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now this is the thing in which thou art not justified: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, [in] this thou art not iust: I will answere thee, That God is greater then man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For how sayest thou, I am righteous, yet he has not hearkened to me? for he that is above mortals is eternal.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, [in] this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that Eloah is greater than man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
[in] this x2063
(2063) Complement
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
thou art not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
just: 6663
{6663} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
I will answer 6030
{6030} Prime
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thee, that x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
is greater 7235
{7235} Prime
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
than man. 582
{0582} Prime
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:12

_ _ in this — view of God and His government. It cannot be that God should jealously “watch” man, though “spotless,” as an “enemy,” or as one afraid of him as an equal. For “God is greater than man!” There must be sin in man, even though he be no hypocrite, which needs correction by suffering for the sufferer’s good.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 33:12

Not just — Thou art in the wrong. Greater — Not only in power and majesty, but also in justice, and wisdom, and goodness, and therefore thou dost foolishly, in censuring his judgments, thou castest off that awe and reverence which thou shouldest constantly maintain towards thy sovereign Lord.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 1:22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Job 34:10-12 Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, [that he should do] wickedness; and [from] the Almighty, [that he should commit] iniquity. ... Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
Job 34:17-19 Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just? ... [How much less to him] that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all [are] the work of his hands.
Job 34:23 For he will not lay upon man more [than right]; that he should enter into judgment with God.
Job 35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, [that] thou saidst, My righteousness [is] more than God's?
Job 36:22-23 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? ... Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
Ezekiel 18:25 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal?
Romans 9:19-21 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? ... Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

I will:

Job 32:17 [I said], I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
Job 35:4 I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.


Job 9:4 [He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against him, and hath prospered?
Job 26:14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 36:5 Behold, God [is] mighty, and despiseth not [any: he is] mighty in strength [and] wisdom.
Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
Job 40:8-9 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? ... Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
Jeremiah 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay [is] in the potter's hand, so [are] ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
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