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Job 34:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing That he should delight himself with God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For he hath said, It profiteth not a man, when, his good pleasure, is with God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For he hath said, 'It doth not profit a man, When he delighteth himself with God.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he hath said: Man shall not please God, although he run with him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For hee hath said, It profiteth a man nothing, that he should delight himselfe with God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou shouldest not say, There shall be no visitation of a man, whereas [there is] a visitation on him from the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 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.
he hath said, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
It profiteth 5532
{5532} Prime
A primitive root; to be familiar with; by implication to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a man 1397
{1397} Prime
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
nothing x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
that he should delight 7521
{7521} Prime
A primitive root; to be pleased with; specifically to satisfy a debt.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
himself with x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 34:9

_ _ with God — in intimacy (Psalms 50:18, Margin).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 34:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 34:9

He said — Not in express terms, but by consequence; because he said that good men were no less, nay, sometimes more miserable here than the wicked.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 34:9

For he hath said, (h) It profiteth a man nothing that he should (i) delight himself with God.

(h) He wrests Job's words who said that God's children are often punished in this world, and the wicked go free.

(i) That is, live godly, (Genesis 5:22).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 9:22-23 This [is] one [thing], therefore I said [it], He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. ... If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Job 9:30-31 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; ... Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
Job 21:14-16 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. ... Lo, their good [is] not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Job 22:17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
Job 35:3 For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? [and], What profit shall I have, [if I be cleansed] from my sin?
Malachi 3:14 Ye have said, It [is] vain to serve God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?


Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
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