Job 34:26
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New International Version
He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them,

New Living Translation
He strikes them down because they are wicked, doing it openly for all to see.

English Standard Version
He strikes them for their wickedness in a place for all to see,

New American Standard Bible
"He strikes them like the wicked In a public place,

King James Bible
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In full view of the public, He strikes them for their wickedness,

International Standard Version
"He strikes the wicked among them in a place where they can be seen

NET Bible
He strikes them for their wickedness, in a place where people can see,

New Heart English Bible
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In return for their evil, he strikes them in public,

JPS Tanakh 1917
He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

New American Standard 1977
“He strikes them like the wicked
            In a public place,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall strike them as wicked men in the open sight of others

King James 2000 Bible
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

American King James Version
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

American Standard Version
He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath struck them, as being wicked, in open sight.

Darby Bible Translation
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others,

English Revised Version
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

Webster's Bible Translation
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

World English Bible
He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

Young's Literal Translation
As wicked He hath stricken them, In the place of beholders.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
25"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed. 26"He strikes them like the wicked In a public place, 27Because they turned aside from following Him, And had no regard for any of His ways;…
Cross References
Job 36:6
"He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.

Job 38:13
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
Treasury of Scripture

He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

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Exodus 14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; …

Deuteronomy 13:9-11 But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to …

Deuteronomy 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he …

2 Samuel 12:11,12 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out …

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall …

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that …

1 Timothy 5:20,24 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear…

Revelation 18:9,10,20 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived …

open sight of others. Heb. place of beholders

(26) He striketh them as wicked men.--Rather, in the place of wicked men he striketh them: i.e., the wicked--that is, "He executeth His judgments in the sight of all beholders, striking down wicked men in their very place, so that there can be no doubt as to who are stricken or why they are stricken."

Verse 26. - He striketh them as wicked men; i.e. as open and acknowledged malefactors. In the open sight of others; literally, in the place of beholders; i.e. publicly, openly, where their fate is an example to others. He striketh them as wicked men,.... Such is the strict justice of God, that he never strikes men, or inflicts punishment on them, or brings down his judgments upon them, but as wicked men, and because of their wickedness; the casting of man out of Eden was for his sin, as well as the casting down the angels from heaven that sinned; the drowning of the old world, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the ruin of Pharaoh and his host, the driving the Canaanites out of their land, the various captivities of the Israelites, with other instances of God's displeasure with men in this world, and the everlasting punishment of them in another, are only of them as wicked men, and for sin; and therefore he is not chargeable with any unrighteousness. Sephorno interprets it, "instead of wicked men", and illustrates it by the shaking out of Pharaoh and his host into the sea in the room and stead of the wicked Israelites, that came up from thence,

in the open sight of others: which the same interpreter refers to the Israelites seeing the Egyptians dead on the seashore; or "in the place of them that see" (f), that is, in a public manner, as generally malefactors are executed, to which the allusion may be; it denotes the publicness of God's righteous judgments on wicked men, for the greater declaration of his power and justice, and for the greater shame and disgrace of such wicked men, and for the joy and comfort of the righteous delivered from them.

(f) "in loco videntium", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator, Michaelis; "in loco spectantium", Beza, Cocceius, Schultens. 26. He striketh them—chasteneth.

as—that is, because they are wicked.

sight of others—Sinners hid themselves in darkness; therefore they are punished before all, in open day. Image from the place of public execution (Job 40:12; Ex 14:30; 2Sa 12:12).34:16-30 Elihu appeals directly to Job himself. Could he suppose that God was like those earthly princes, who hate right, who are unfit to rule, and prove the scourges of mankind? It is daring presumption to condemn God's proceedings, as Job had done by his discontents. Elihu suggests divers considerations to Job, to produce in him high thoughts of God, and so to persuade him to submit. Job had often wished to plead his cause before God. Elihu asks, To what purpose? All is well that God does, and will be found so. What can make those uneasy, whose souls dwell at ease in God? The smiles of all the world cannot quiet those on whom God frowns.
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