Job 22:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect?

King James Version

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

International Standard Version

Will it please the Almighty if you are innocent, or does he profit if your life is blameless?

A Conservative Version

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that thou are righteous? Or is it gain [to him] that thou make thy ways perfect?

American Standard Version

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain to him , that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Amplified

Is it any pleasure or advantage to the Almighty that you are righteous (upright and in right standing with Him)? Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?

Bible in Basic English

Is it of any interest to the Ruler of all that you are upright? or is it of use to him that your ways are without sin?

Darby Translation

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Holman Bible

Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous? Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that thou art justified? Or is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Julia Smith Translation

Did it please to the Almighty that thou wilt be just? and if gain if thou wilt perfect thy ways?

King James 2000

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? or is it gain to him, that you make your ways blameless?

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Is] it a pleasure to Shaddai if you are righteous, or a gain if you make your ways blameless?

Modern King James verseion

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous, or gain to Him that you make your ways perfect?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Is it any advantage to the Almighty that thou art righteous? Or what doth it profit him, that thy ways are perfect?

NET Bible

Is it of any special benefit to the Almighty that you should be righteous, or is it any gain to him that you make your ways blameless?

New Heart English Bible

Is it any pleasure to Shaddai, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?

New simplified Bible

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous? Is it profitable to him if you make your ways blameless?

The Emphasized Bible

Is it a pleasure to the Almighty, that thou shouldst be righteous? or any profit, that thou shouldst be blameless in thy ways?

Webster

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

World English Bible

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect?

Youngs Literal Translation

Is it a delight to the Mighty One That thou art righteous? is it gain, That thou makest perfect thy ways?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Is it any pleasure
חפץ 
Chephets 
Usage: 39

to the Almighty
שׁדּי 
Shadday 
Usage: 48

צדק 
Tsadaq 
Usage: 41

or is it gain
בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

to him, that thou makest thy ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Third Speech

2 "Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself? 3 "Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Or profit if you make your ways perfect? 4 "Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you, That He enters into judgment against you?


Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:17

"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.

Job 23:10-12

"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

Psalm 119:3-6

They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.

Psalm 119:59

I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 11:20

The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the LORD with your words Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," or, "Where is the God of justice?"

Acts 24:16

"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.



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