Job 34:29

29 But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,

Job 34:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
ESV
29 When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?--
NLT
29 But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation.
MSG
29 "If God is silent, what's that to you? If he turns his face away, what can you do about it? But whether silent or hidden, he's there, ruling,
CSB
29 But when God is silent, who can declare [Him] guilty? When He hides [His] face, who can see Him? Yet He [watches] over both individuals and nations,

Job 34:29 In-Context

27 because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways.
28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.
29 But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,
30 to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
31 “Suppose someone says to God, ‘I am guilty but will offend no more.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Psalms 28:1; Psalms 83:1; Psalms 109:1
  • 2. S ver 17; Romans 8:34
  • 3. Psalms 13:1
  • 4. Psalms 83:18; Psalms 97:9
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