Job 22:15
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New International Version
Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod?

New Living Translation
"Will you continue on the old paths where evil people have walked?

English Standard Version
Will you keep to the old way that wicked men have trod?

New American Standard Bible
"Will you keep to the ancient path Which wicked men have trod,

King James Bible
Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will you continue on the ancient path that wicked men have walked?

International Standard Version
"Will you keep walking on the traditional path that sinners have tread,

NET Bible
Will you keep to the old path that evil men have walked--

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Are you following the old path that wicked people have taken?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou desire to keep the old way which wicked men have trodden?

King James 2000 Bible
Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

American King James Version
Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

American Standard Version
Wilt thou keep the old way Which wicked men have trodden?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dost thou desire to keep the path of ages, which wicked men have trodden?

Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou mark the ancient path which wicked men have trodden?

English Revised Version
Wilt thou keep the old way which wicked men have trodden?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

World English Bible
Will you keep the old way, which wicked men have trodden,

Young's Literal Translation
The path of the age dost thou observe, That men of iniquity have trodden?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:15-20 Eliphaz would have Job mark the old way that wicked men have trodden, and see what the end of their way was. It is good for us to mark it, that we may not walk therein. But if others are consumed, and we are not, instead of blaming them, and lifting up ourselves, as Eliphaz does here, we ought to be thankful to God, and take it for a warning.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? rather, Wilt thou keep the old way etc.? (see the Revised Version). Eliphaz assumes that it is Job's intention to cast in his lot with these persons whose prosperous wickedness he has described in the preceding chapter (vers. 7-15). And this notwithstanding Job's final protest, "Be the counsel of the wicked far from me" (ver. 16). He calls the mode of life pursued by these wicked persons "the old way," either with allusion to the seed of Cain before the Flood, who "corrupted their way" (Genesis 6:12), or perhaps with reference to the descendants of Nimrod after it (see Professor Lee's 'Book of Job,' p. 361).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? The evil way that wicked men have walked in ever since man apostatized from God, the way of Cain and his descendants, who were of the wicked one, and lived wicked lives and conversations; "the way of the old world", as Mr. Broughton renders the phrase here, the imagination of the thoughts of whose hearts was evil, and that continually; who filled the earth with rapine and violence, and all flesh corrupted their way with all manner of impurity and wickedness, and indulged themselves in the gratification of their sensual lusts and pleasures; and were, as the Apostle Peter calls them, "the world of the ungodly"; and here, "men of wickedness", or "iniquity" (y); such who gave themselves up to it, and were immersed in it; these trod the paths of sin, and made it a beaten road; they frequented this way, they walked continually in it; their life was a series and course of iniquity, in which they obstinately persisted, and proceeded from evil to evil, to more and more ungodliness. Now Job is asked if he had "marked" this their way and course of life; the evil of their way should have been marked, in order to avoid it; it being an old way should not recommend it; and the end of it, which was sudden ruin and destruction, should be marked to deter from it: but it is suggested that Job kept in this way, and observed it himself, and walked in it; for the words may be rendered, "truly thou keepest the old way", or "the way of the world" (z); trod in the steps of wicked men, was a close follower of them, and companied with them; like manner is Job charged by Elihu, Job 34:7; and this sense agrees with what goes before.

(y) "viri iniquitatis", Montanus, Mercerus; so Drusius, Michaelis. (z) "profecto viam seculi servas", Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. marked—Rather, Dost thou keep to? that is, wish to follow (so Hebrew, 2Sa 22:22). If so, beware of sharing their end.

the old way—the degenerate ways of the world before the flood (Ge 6:5).

Job 22:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job
14'Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.' 15"Will you keep to the ancient path Which wicked men have trod, 16Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?…
Cross References
Job 34:8
He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with the wicked.

Job 34:36
Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost for answering like a wicked man!
Treasury of Scripture

Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

the old way

Genesis 6:5,11-13 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Luke 17:26,27 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days …

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