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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
אָבִי
'abeh
{aw-beh'}
From H0014; longing.
z8676
<8676> Grammar
Qere Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the kethiv reading rather than the qere.
y1
[0001] Standard
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
[is that] Iyyv אִיּוֹב 347
{0347} Prime
אִיּוֹב
'Iyowb
{ee-yobe'}
From H0340; hated (that is, persecuted); Ijob, the patriarch famous for his patience.
may be tried 974
{0974} Prime
בָּחַן
bachan
{baw-khan'}
A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively to investigate.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
unto x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
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
נֶצַח
netsach
{neh'-tsakh}
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
עַל
`al
{al}
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
תְּשׁוּבָה
t@shuwbah
{tesh-oo-baw'}
From H7725; a recurrence (of time or place); a reply (as returned).
for wicked 205
{0205} Prime
אָוֶן
'aven
{aw-ven'}
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
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
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.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
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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