Job 21:15

“What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 21:15

What is the Almightie, that wee should serue him? and what profite should we haue, if we pray vnto him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What is the Ruler of all, that we may give him worship? and what profit is it to us to make prayer to him?
- Basic English Bible

What is the Almighty that we should serve him? and what are we profited if we pray unto him?
- Darby Bible

What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him?
- Webster's Bible

What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'
- World English Bible

What [is] the Mighty One that we serve Him? And what do we profit when we meet with Him?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

What is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto Him?'--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 21:15

Wesley's Notes for Job 21:15


21:13 Moment - They do not die of a lingering and tormenting disease.

21:14 Therefore - Because of their constant prosperity. Say - Sometimes in words, but commonly in their thoughts and the language of their lives.

21:16 Lo - But wicked men have no reason to reject God, because of their prosperity, for their wealth, is not in their hand; neither obtained, nor kept by their own might, but only by God's power and favour. Therefore I am far from approving their opinion, or following their course.

21:17 Often - I grant that this happens often though not constantly, as you affirm. Lamp - Their glory and outward happiness.


Discussion for Job 21:15

  • Marti Smith on Job 21:15
    My interpretation:
    To serve God is to serve Him in goodness, order and discipline, love peace and unity in order to receive from Him, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, protection, good health and prosperity, but above all, for God to leave with us His LOVE. For without love, we are nothing and we will have nothing. For those who have, say thank you, for you are in a period of Grace. God can and will step back if we abuse what He gives us.


 

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