Job 24:22
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New International Version
But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.

New Living Translation
"God, in his power, drags away the rich. They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life.

English Standard Version
Yet God prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life.

New American Standard Bible
"But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

King James Bible
He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet God drags away the mighty by His power; when He rises up, they have no assurance of life.

International Standard Version
God prolongs the life of the strong by his power, but they get up in the morning without purpose in life.

NET Bible
But God drags off the mighty by his power; when God rises up against him, he has no faith in his life.

New Heart English Bible
Yet he preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[God] will drag away [these] mighty men by his power. These people may prosper, but they will never feel secure about life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He draweth away the mighty also by his power; He riseth up, and he trusteth not his own life.

New American Standard 1977
“But He drags off the valiant by His power;
            He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He furthered the violent with his power; he did not lend to anyone in his life.

King James 2000 Bible
He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, but no man is sure of life.

American King James Version
He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.

American Standard Version
Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath pulled down the strong by his might: and when he standeth up, he shall not trust to his life.

Darby Bible Translation
He draweth also the mighty with his power; he riseth up, and no [man] is sure of life.

English Revised Version
He draweth away the mighty also by his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

Webster's Bible Translation
He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

World English Bible
Yet God preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

Young's Literal Translation
And hath drawn the mighty by his power, He riseth, and none believeth in life.
Study Bible
Job: Why are the Wicked Unpunished
21"He wrongs the barren woman And does no good for the widow. 22"But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life. 23"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.…
Cross References
Job 9:4
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

Job 12:19
"He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones.

Job 18:20
"Those in the west are appalled at his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.
Treasury of Scripture

He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.

draweth

Esther 3:8-10 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus…

Daniel 6:4-9 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel …

John 19:12-16 And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried …

Revelation 16:13,14 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth …

Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…

no man is sure of life. or, he trusteth not his own life

(22) He draweth also the mighty.--He now appears to revert to his former line, and describes another case--that, namely, of a great tyrant who draws others by his influence and example to the same courses.

He riseth up, and no man is sure of his life.--Being so completely under his sway.

Verse 22. - He draweth also the mighty with his power; i.e. he draws to his side, and makes his helpers, those who are mighty, attracting them or compelling them to join him by the power which he already has. He riseth up, and no man is sure of life. This is also the translation of the Revised Version. Some commentators, however, prefer to render, "He riseth up, when he has despaired of life; "i.e. the wicked man, when he has been brought into trouble, either sickness or danger of death at the hands of Justice, to men's surprise, "riseth up" - is delivered from the danger, and recovers his prosperity. He draweth also the mighty with his power,.... Such a wicked man not only maltreats the weak, the helpless, and the defenceless, but even attacks the mighty and powerful; such as are in great power and authority, and abound in wealth and riches, only somewhat inferior in both to himself: wherefore, by his superior force, he draws them to be of his party, to join with him in acts of rapine and violence, oppression and cruelty; or he draws them by power or policy, or by both, as the wicked man does the poor with his net, Psalm 10:9; and so makes a prey of him and his substance. Some understand this of the punishment of wicked men, and interpret it, as Jarchi does, of God's drawing him to punishment; God sometimes does indeed draw and hurl the mighty from their seats; though they are set in high, yet in slippery places, and are brought down to destruction in a moment; and he will draw them all to his judgment seat hereafter, whether they will or not, and send them into everlasting punishment; but the former sense is best:

he riseth up, and no man is sure of life; he rises up in the morning:, either from his bed, or from his lurking place, where he was all night with a murdering intention, and no man he meets with is safe, but in the utmost danger of his life, Job 24:14; or, he rises in the world to great power and dignity, and increases in wealth and riches, which he abuses to the hurt of others; so that they flee from him and hide themselves, not caring to trust their life with him, Proverbs 28:28; or he riseth up against a man in an hostile way, and against whomsoever he does, they are in the utmost jeopardy, and cannot be secure of their lives; though this also is by some interpreted as the punishment of a wicked man, who, when he rises in the morning, "trusteth not his own life" (f), as the words may be rendered, and as they are in the margin of our Bibles; but his life is in suspense, being surrounded with a thousand dangers, and has no assurance of it, and is in continual fear, and often fears where no fear is; see Deuteronomy 28:66; or, if a man rises up against him, the wicked tyrant and cruel oppressor, he the tyrant is not sure of his life but may be slain by him that rises up against him; but the former sense is best.

(f) "non fidit suae vitae", Tigurine version, Piscator; so V. L. 22-25. Reply of Job to the opinion of the friends. Experience proves the contrary. Translate: "But He (God) prolongeth the life of (literally, draweth out at length; Ps 36:10, Margin) the mighty with His (God's) power. He (the wicked) riseth up (from his sick bed) although he had given up hope of (literally, when he no longer believed in) life" (De 28:66).24:18-25 Sometimes how gradual is the decay, how quiet the departure of a wicked person, how is he honoured, and how soon are all his cruelties and oppressions forgotten! They are taken off with other men, as the harvestman gathers the ears of corn as they come to hand. There will often appear much to resemble the wrong view of Providence Job takes in this chapter. But we are taught by the word of inspiration, that these notions are formed in ignorance, from partial views. The providence of God, in the affairs of men, is in every thing a just and wise providence. Let us apply this whenever the Lord may try us. He cannot do wrong. The unequalled sorrows of the Son of God when on earth, unless looked at in this view, perplex the mind. But when we behold him, as the sinner's Surety, bearing the curse, we can explain why he should endure that wrath which was due to sin, that Divine justice might be satisfied, and his people saved.
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