Job 34:8
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New International Version
He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with the wicked.

New Living Translation
He chooses evil people as companions. He spends his time with wicked men.

English Standard Version
who travels in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men?

New American Standard Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?

King James Bible
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He keeps company with evildoers and walks with wicked men.

International Standard Version
traffics in those who practice evil, and walks with wicked people?

NET Bible
He goes about in company with evildoers, he goes along with wicked men.

New Heart English Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who travels with troublemakers and associates with evil people?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men.

New American Standard 1977
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity,
            And walks with wicked men?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

King James 2000 Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

American King James Version
Which goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

American Standard Version
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who goeth in company with them that work iniquity, and walketh with wicked men?

Darby Bible Translation
And goeth in company with workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

English Revised Version
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

World English Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
7"What man is like Job, Who drinks up derision like water, 8Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men? 9"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'…
Cross References
Job 22:15
"Will you keep to the ancient path Which wicked men have trod,

Job 34:9
"For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing When he is pleased with God.'
Treasury of Scripture

Which goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. …

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall …

Job 15:5 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been …

Psalm 73:12-15 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase …

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

Proverbs 2:12 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks …

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

(8) And walketh with wicked men.--This was the charge that was brought against Job by Eliphaz (Job 15:4-5; Job 22:15).

Verse 8. - Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity. It is impossible to supply any other antecedent to "which" than Job himself. Elihu therefore accuses Job of having turned aside from righteousness, and betaken himself to the "counsel of the ungodly, the way of sinners, and the seat of the scornful" (Psalm 1:1). This is grossly to exaggerate Job's faults of temper, and puts Elihu very nearly on a level with Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar in respect of misconception and rudeness. And walketh with wicked men. If no more is meant than that Job has adopted principles and arguments commonly used by wicked men (Canon Cook), the language employed is unfortunate. Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity,.... The worst of men, who make it their constant business and employment to commit sin:

and walketh with wicked men; the most abandoned of mankind. Not that Job kept company with such, and walked with them in all excess of not; nor did Elihu think so; Job was "a man that feared God, and eschewed evil", and evil men; he was "a companion of them that feared the Lord"; his delight was "with the excellent of the earth": nor should a good man keep company and walk with the wicked, nor can he with any pleasure. But the sense is, that by his words, the expressions that dropped from his lips, he seemed to agree with them, and to be of the same sentiments with them; and what he delivered tended to encourage and harden them in their sinful ways; and what those words were follow. 8. Job virtually goes in company (makes common cause) with the wicked, by taking up their sentiments (Job 9:22, 23, 30; 21:7-15), or at least by saying, that those who act on such sentiments are unpunished (Mal 3:14). To deny God's righteous government because we do not see the reasons of His acts, is virtually to take part with the ungodly.34:1-9 Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job's words. The plainest Christian, whose mind is enlightened, whose heart is sanctified by the Spirit of God, and who is versed in the Scriptures, can say how far matters, words, or actions, agree with true religion, better than any that lean to their own understandings. Job had spoken as if he meant wholly to justify himself. He that say, I have cleansed my hands in vain, does not only offend against God's children, Ps 73:13-15, but gratifies his enemies, and says as they say.
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