Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Job 22:2

Context
NET ©

“Is it to God that a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that even a wise man is profitable? 1 

NIV ©

"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise man benefit him?

NASB ©

"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?

NLT ©

"Can a person’s actions be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?

MSG ©

"Are any of us strong enough to give God a hand, or smart enough to give him advice?

BBE ©

Is it possible for a man to be of profit to God? No, for a man’s wisdom is only of profit to himself.

NRSV ©

"Can a mortal be of use to God? Can even the wisest be of service to him?

NKJV ©

"Can a man be profitable to God, Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?


KJV
Can a man
<01397>
be profitable
<05532> (8799)
unto God
<0410>_,
as
<03588>
he that is wise
<07919> (8688)
may be profitable
<05532> (8799)
unto himself? {as he...: or, if he may be profitable, doth his good success depend thereon?}
NASB ©
"Can a vigorous man
<01397>
be of use
<05532>
to God
<0410>
, Or
<03588>
a wise
<07919>
man be useful
<05532>
to himself?
HEBREW
lykvm
<07919>
wmyle
<05921>
Nkoy
<05532>
yk
<03588>
rbg
<01397>
Nkoy
<05532>
lalh (22:2)
<0410>
LXXM
poteron
<4220
ADV
ouci
<3364
ADV
o
<3588
T-NSM
kuriov
<2962
N-NSM
estin
<1510
V-PAI-3S
o
<3588
T-NSM
didaskwn
<1321
V-PAPNS
sunesin
<4907
N-ASF
kai
<2532
CONJ
episthmhn {N-ASF}
NET © [draft] ITL
“Is it to God
<0410>
that
<03588>
a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that
<03588>
even
<05532>
a wise
<07919>
man
<01397>
is profitable
<05532>
?
NET ©

“Is it to God that a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that even a wise man is profitable? 1 

NET © Notes

tn Some do not take this to be parallel to the first colon, taking this line as a statement, but the parallel expressions here suggest the question is repeated.



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