"Is my complaint directed to man? Why should I not be impatient?
"As for me, is my complaint to man? And why should I not be impatient?
"My complaint is with God, not with people. No wonder I’m so impatient.
"It's not [you] I'm complaining to--it's God. Is it any wonder I'm getting fed up with his silence?
As for me, is my outcry against man? is it then to be wondered at if my spirit is troubled?
As for me, is my complaint addressed to mortals? Why should I not be impatient?
"As for me, is my complaint against man? And if it were , why should I not be impatient?
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1 tn The addition of the independent pronoun at the beginning of the sentence (“Is it I / against a man / my complaint”) strengthens the pronominal suffix on “complaint” (see GKC 438 §135.f).
2 sn The point seems to be that if his complaint were merely against men he might expect sympathy from other men; but no one dares offer him sympathy when his complaint is against God. So he will give free expression to his spirit (H. H. Rowley, Job [NCBC], 147).
3 tn On disjunctive interrogatives, see GKC 475 §150.g.