19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

Other Translations of Job 36:19

New International Version

19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?

English Standard Version

19 Will your cry for help avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength?

The Message

19 Did you plan to buy your way out of this? Not on your life!

New King James Version

19 Will your riches, Or all the mighty forces, Keep you from distress?

New Living Translation

19 Could all your wealth or all your mighty efforts keep you from distress?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:19

Commentary on Job 36:15-23

(Read Job 36:15-23)

Elihu shows that Job caused the continuance of his own trouble. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. Even good men need to be kept to their duty by the fear of God's wrath; the wisest and best have enough in them to deserve his stroke. Let not Job continue his unjust quarrel with God and his providence. And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. Elihu thinks Job needed this caution, he having chosen rather to gratify his pride and humour by contending with God, than to mortify them by submitting, and accepting the punishment. It is absurd for us to think to teach Him who is himself the Fountain of light, truth, knowledge, and instruction. He teaches by the Bible, and that is the best book; teaches by his Son, and he is the best Master. He is just in all proceedings.