Job 22:2

“Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Can a man be profitable vnto God? as hee that is wise may be profitable vnto himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can a vigorous man be of use to God, Or a wise man be useful to himself?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is it possible for a man to be of profit to God? No, for a man's wisdom is only of profit to himself.
- Basic English Bible

Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.
- Darby Bible

Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?
- Webster's Bible

Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
- World English Bible

To God is a man profitable, Because a wise man to himself is profitable?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Can a man be profitable unto God? Or can he that is wise be profitable unto Him?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 22:2


22:2 Can, &c. - Why dost thou insist so much upon thy own righteousness, as if thou didst oblige God by it.


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