9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
9 'I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin.
9 You say, 'I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.
9 You said, 'I'm pure - I've done nothing wrong. Believe me, I'm clean - my conscience is clear.
9 'I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent, and there is no iniquity in me.
9 You said, 'I am pure; I am without sin; I am innocent; I have no guilt.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 33:9
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.