"Is it for your piety that he rebukes you and brings charges against you?
"Is it because of your reverence that He reproves you, That He enters into judgment against you?
Is it because of your reverence for him that he accuses and judges you?
Do you think it's because he cares about your purity that he's disciplining you, putting you on the spot?
Is it because you give him honour that he is sending punishment on you and is judging you?
Is it for your piety that he reproves you, and enters into judgment with you?
"Is it because of your fear of Him that He corrects you, And enters into judgment with you?
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1 tn The word “your fear” or “your piety” refers to Job’s reverence – it is his fear of God (thus a subjective genitive). When “fear” is used of religion, it includes faith and adoration on the positive side, fear and obedience on the negative.
2 sn Of course the point is that God does not charge Job because he is righteous; the point is he must be unrighteous.