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Job 34:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Would that Job were tried unto the end, Because of his answering like wicked men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My desire [is that] Job may be tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Job ought to be tried to the limit, Because he answers like wicked men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My desire [is that] Job may be tried to the end, because of [his] answers for wicked men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Would that Job may be tried unto the end, because of [his] answers after the manner of evil men!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Would that Job might be tested to the uttermost, for replying with the men of iniquity:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— My Father! let Job be tried—unto victory, Because of answers for men of iniquity,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My father, let Job be tried even to the end: cease not from the man of iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My desire [is that] Iob may bee tried vnto the ende, because of [his] answeres for wicked men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Howbeit do thou learn, Job: no longer make answer as the foolish:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My desire [is that] Iyyov may be tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My desire 15
{0015} Prime
From H0014; longing.
<8676> Grammar
Qere Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the kethiv reading rather than the qere.
[0001] Standard
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
[is that] Iyyv אִיּוֹב 347
{0347} Prime
From H0340; hated (that is, persecuted); Ijob, the patriarch famous for his patience.
may be tried 974
{0974} Prime
A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively to investigate.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
unto x5704
(5704) Complement
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
the end 5331
{5331} Prime
From H5329; properly a goal, that is, the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor, or (subjectively) truthfulness, or (objectively) confidence; but usually (adverbially), continually (that is, to the most distant point of view).
because x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
of [his] answers 8666
{8666} Prime
From H7725; a recurrence (of time or place); a reply (as returned).
for wicked 205
{0205} Prime
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
men. y582
[0582] Standard
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.
(0376) Complement
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 34:36

_ _ Margin, not so well, “My father,” Elihu addressing God. This title does not elsewhere occur in Job.

_ _ tried — by calamities.

_ _ answers for wicked men — (See on Job 34:8). Trials of the godly are not removed until they produce the effect designed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 34:31-37.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 34:36

End — Throughly and exactly, 'till the cause be brought to an issue. Wicked men — On their behalf; he hath put arguments into their mouths against God and his providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 34:36

My desire [is that] Job may be (d) tried unto the end because of [his] answers for wicked men.

(d) That he may speak as much as he can, that we may answer him and all the wicked that will use such arguments.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
My desire is that Job may be tried:
or, My father, let Job be tried,
Job 23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

his answers:

Job 34:8-9 Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. ... For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth [abundantly].
Job 21:7 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
Job 24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
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