Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
"Will your riches keep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength?
Could all your wealth and mighty efforts keep you from distress?
Did you plan to buy your way out of this? Not on your life!
Will your cry avail to keep you from distress, or will all the force of your strength?
Will your riches, Or all the mighty forces, Keep you from distress?
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1 tn The form in the MT is “your cry (for help).” See J. E. Hartley (Job [NICOT], 472-73) and E. Dhorme (Job, 547-48) on the difficulties.
2 tn This part has only two words לֹא בְצָר (lo’ bÿtsar, “not in distress”). The negated phrase serves to explain the first colon.
3 tc For the many suggestions and the reasoning here, see the commentaries.