13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

Other Translations of Job 33:13

New International Version

13 Why do you complain to him that he responds to no one's wordsOr "that he does not answer for any of his actions" ?

English Standard Version

13 Why do you contend against him, saying, 'He will answer none of man'sHebrew his words'?Or He will not answer for any of his own words

The Message

13 So how dare you haul him into court, and then complain that he won't answer your charges?

New King James Version

13 Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an accounting of any of His words.

New Living Translation

13 So why are you bringing a charge against him? Why say he does not respond to people's complaints?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 33:13

Commentary on Job 33:8-13

(Read Job 33:8-13)

Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. God is not accountable to us. It is unreasonable for weak, sinful creatures, to strive with a God of infinite wisdom, power, and goodness. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it.