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Job 9:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, That we should come together in judgment.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For [he is] not a man, as I [am, that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For [He is] not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For [he is] not a man, as I [am], [that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him; that we should come together in judgment.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For he is not a man like myself, whom I might answer, nor could we come together into judgment:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— But if a man like myself—I answer him, We come together into judgment.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For I shall not answer a man that is like myself: nor one that may be heard with me equally in judgment.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For he [is] not a man as I am, [that] I should answere him, [and] we should come together in iudgement.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou art not man like me, with whom I could contend, that we might come together to judgment.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For [he is] not a man, as I [am, that] I should answer him, [and] we should come together in judgment.

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 is] not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
a man, 376
{0376} Prime
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.).
as I x3644
(3644) Complement
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
[am, that] I should 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
him, [and] we should come 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
together 3162
{3162} Prime
From H3161; properly a unit, that is, (adverbially) unitedly.
in judgment. 4941
{4941} Prime
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary
Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:25-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 9:32

A man — But one infinitely superior to me in majesty, and power, and wisdom, and justice. That — That I should presume to debate my cause with him. Come — Face to face, to plead upon equal terms.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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not a man:

Job 33:12 Behold, [in] this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Job 35:5-7 Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds [which] are higher than thou. ... If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Ecclesiastes 6:10 That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it [is] man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Jeremiah 49:19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who [is] a chosen [man, that] I may appoint over her? for who [is] like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who [is] that shepherd that will stand before me?
Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?
1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

we should:

Job 13:18-23 Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I shall be justified. ... How many [are] mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.
Job 23:3-7 Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat! ... There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
Psalms 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
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Nu 23:19. 1S 16:7. Jb 13:18; 23:3; 33:12; 35:5. Ps 143:2. Ec 6:10. Is 45:9. Jr 49:19. Ro 9:20. 1Jn 3:20.

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