Job 21:27
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New International Version
"I know full well what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.

New Living Translation
"Look, I know what you're thinking. I know the schemes you plot against me.

English Standard Version
“Behold, I know your thoughts and your schemes to wrong me.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I know your thoughts, And the plans by which you would wrong me.

King James Bible
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know your thoughts very well, the schemes you would wrong me with.

International Standard Version
"Look! I know your thoughts, your plans are going to harm me.

NET Bible
"Yes, I know what you are thinking, the schemes by which you would wrong me.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, I know your thoughts, the devices with which you would wrong me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You see, I know your thoughts and the schemes you plot against me

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I know your thoughts, And the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, I know your thoughts,
            And the plans by which you would wrong me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, I know your thoughts and the imaginations which ye devise against me.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me.

American King James Version
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me.

American Standard Version
Behold, I know your thoughts, And the devices wherewith ye would wrong me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Surely I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments against me.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, I know your thoughts, and the devices ye wrongfully imagine against me.

English Revised Version
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

World English Bible
"Behold, I know your thoughts, the devices with which you would wrong me.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have known your thoughts, And the devices against me ye do wrongfully.
Study Bible
Job: God will Deal with the Wicked
26"Together they lie down in the dust, And worms cover them. 27"Behold, I know your thoughts, And the plans by which you would wrong me. 28"For you say, 'Where is the house of the nobleman, And where is the tent, the dwelling places of the wicked?'…
Cross References
Job 21:26
"Together they lie down in the dust, And worms cover them.

Job 21:28
"For you say, 'Where is the house of the nobleman, And where is the tent, the dwelling places of the wicked?'
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me.

I know

Job 4:8-11 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, …

Job 5:3-5 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation…

Job 8:3-6 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice…

Job 15:20 The wicked man travails with pain all his days, and the number of …

Job 20:5,29 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, …

ye wrongfully

Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they …

Job 42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, …

Psalm 59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

Psalm 119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.

1 Peter 2:19 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure …

Verse 27. - Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices (or, surmisings) which ye wrongfully imagine against me. I know, i.e. what you think of me. I am quite aware that you regard me as having brought my afflictions upon myself by wicked deeds, which I have succeeded in keeping secret. You have not openly stated your surmises. but it has been easy for me to "read between the lines," and understand the true meaning of your insinuations, which are all wrongful and unjust. Behold, I know your thoughts,.... God only truly, really, and in fact, knows the thoughts of men; this is his peculiar prerogative, he only is the searcher of the hearts and the trier of the reins of the children of men. Christ, the eternal Logos, or Word, by his being a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, appears to be truly God. No man knows the things of a than, or the thoughts of his heart, but himself, and such to whomsoever he reveals them; but a wise and understanding man, a careful observer of men and things, may make some shrewd guesses at the thoughts of others, by hints and half words, or sentences expressed by them; by the show of their countenance, which is the index of the mind, and by the gestures and motions of their bodies; by these they may in a good measure judge whether they like or dislike, approve or, disapprove, of what is said to them: and thus Job knew the thoughts of his friends, that they were different from his, that the sentiments of their minds did not agree with his; and though he had so clearly proved his point, yet he saw by their looks and gestures that what he had said was not satisfactory to them; that they did not think it a sufficient confutation of their arguments, and a full answer to their objections:

and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me; that he was an hypocrite, a wicked man, guilty of crimes, and which they were devising to produce against him, and charge and load him with, as Eliphaz does in the following chapter; he knew they meant him in all that they had said concerning wicked men, and their afflictions, and what would be their portion at death, and after it; and though they did not name his name, they might as well have done it, since he was the man they struck at in all, particularly it, Job 20:5. 27. Their wrongful thoughts against Job are stated by him in Job 21:28. They do not honestly name Job, but insinuate his guilt.21:27-34 Job opposes the opinion of his friends, That the wicked are sure to fall into visible and remarkable ruin, and none but the wicked; upon which principle they condemned Job as wicked. Turn to whom you will, you will find that the punishment of sinners is designed more for the other world than for this, Jude 1:14,15. The sinner is here supposed to live in a great deal of power. The sinner shall have a splendid funeral: a poor thing for any man to be proud of the prospect of. He shall have a stately monument. And a valley with springs of water to keep the turf green, was accounted an honourable burial place among eastern people; but such things are vain distinctions. Death closes his prosperity. It is but a poor encouragement to die, that others have died before us. That which makes a man die with true courage, is, with faith to remember that Jesus Christ died and was laid in the grave, not only before us, but for us. That He hath gone before us, and died for us, who is alive and liveth for us, is true consolation in the hour of death.
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