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Job 22:2–3

a“Can a man be profitable to God?

Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right,

or is it gain to him if you bmake your ways blameless?

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Job 22:2–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Can a man be of benefit to God?

Can even a wise person benefit him?

What pleasure would it give the Almighty if you were righteous?

What would he gain if your ways were blameless?

Job 22:2–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Can a man be profitable unto God,

As he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?

Or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 22:2–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Can a person do anything to help God?

Can even a wise person be helpful to him?

Is it any advantage to the Almighty if you are righteous?

Would it be any gain to him if you were perfect?

Job 22:2–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Can a man be profitable to God,

Though he who is wise may be profitable to himself?

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty that you are righteous?

Or is it gain to Him that you make your ways blameless?

Job 22:2–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

“Can anyone be of real use to God?

Can even a wise person do him good?

Does it help the Almighty for you to be good?

Does he gain anything if you are innocent?

Job 22:2–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Can a man be profitable unto God?

Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous?

Or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 22:2–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Can a man be profitable to •God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable. Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 22:2–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Can a human be of any use to God

when even a wise person is only useful to himself?

Is the Almighty pleased when you are righteous?

Does he gain anything when you follow the path of integrity?

Job 22:2–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Can a man be of any use to God?

Can even a wise man be of use to Him?

Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?

Does He profit if you perfect your behavior?

Job 22:2–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Can a mortal be of use to God?

Can even the wisest be of service to him?

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous,

or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?

Job 22:2–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Can a man be of use to God?

Yes, can the wise be of use to him?

Is it a pleasure to Shaddai if you are righteous,

or a gain if you make your ways blameless?

Job 22:2–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

“Can any man be of benefit to God?

Can even a wise man be of any help to him?

Job, what pleasure would it give the Mighty One if you were right?

What would he get if you were completely honest?

Job 22:2–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Can a vigorous man be of use to God,

Or a wise man be useful to himself?

“Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous,

Or profit if you make your ways perfect?