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Job 36:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will bring my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will bring my knowledge from afar, and, to my Maker, will I attribute righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will repeat my knowledge from the beginning, and I will prove my Maker just.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will fetch my knowledge from afarre, and will ascribe righteousnesse to my Maker.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Having fetched my knowledge from afar, and according to my works,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will fetch 5375
{5375} Prime
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my knowledge 1843
{1843} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
from afar, 7350
{7350} Prime
From H7368; remote, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious; often used adverbially (with preposition).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and will ascribe 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
righteousness 6664
{6664} Prime
From H6663; the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity.
to my Maker. 6466
{6466} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 36:3

_ _ from afar — not trite commonplaces, but drawn from God’s mighty works.

_ _ ascribe righteousness — whereas Job ascribed unrighteousness (Job 34:10, Job 34:12). A man, in inquiring into God’s ways, should at the outset presume they are all just, be willing to find them so, and expect that the result of investigation will prove them to be so; such a one will never be disappointed [Barnes].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 36:3

Afar — From remote times, and places, and things. I will not confine my discourse to thy particular case, but wilt justify God by declaring his great and glorious works of creation and providence both in the heaven and in the earth, and the manner of his dealing with men in other parts and ages of the world. Ascribe — I will clear and maintain this truth, that God is righteous in all his ways.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 36:3

I will fetch (a) my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

(a) He shows that when we speak of God, we must lift our spirits higher than our natural sense is able to reach.

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Job 28:12-13 But where shall wisdom be found? and where [is] the place of understanding? ... Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28:20-24 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where [is] the place of understanding? ... For he looketh to the ends of the earth, [and] seeth under the whole heaven;
Job 32:8 But [there is] a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Proverbs 2:4-5 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures; ... Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
Matthew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, ... Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
Acts 8:27-40 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, ... But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Romans 10:6-8 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above]:) ... But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.


Job 32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
Job 34:5 For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
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.
Deuteronomy 32:4 [He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he.
Psalms 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
Psalms 145:17 The LORD [is] righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of [thy] judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Daniel 9:7 O Lord, righteousness [belongeth] unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, [that are] near, and [that are] far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
Daniel 9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God [is] righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
Romans 3:25-26 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; ... To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.
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Dt 32:4. Jb 28:12, 20; 32:2, 8; 34:5, 10. Ps 11:7; 145:17. Pv 2:4. Jr 12:1. Dn 9:7, 14. Mt 2:1; 12:42. Ac 8:27. Ro 3:25; 9:14; 10:6. Jm 1:5, 17; 3:17. Rv 15:3.

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