Job 36:8
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New International Version
But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction,

New Living Translation
If they are bound in chains and caught up in a web of trouble,

English Standard Version
And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction,

New American Standard Bible
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

King James Bible
And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If people are bound with chains and trapped by the cords of affliction,

International Standard Version
"If they're bound in chains, caught in ropes of affliction,

NET Bible
But if they are bound in chains, and held captive by the cords of affliction,

New Heart English Bible
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, if righteous people are bound in chains and tangled in ropes of misery,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if they be bound in fetters, And be holden in cords of affliction;

New American Standard 1977
“And if they are bound in fetters,
            And are caught in the cords of affliction,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if they were bound in fetters and captive in cords of affliction,

King James 2000 Bible
And if they are bound in fetters, and are held in cords of affliction;

American King James Version
And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;

American Standard Version
And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty :

Darby Bible Translation
And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction,

English Revised Version
And if they be bound in fetters, and be taken in the cords of affliction;

Webster's Bible Translation
And if they are bound in fetters, and are held in cords of affliction;

World English Bible
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

Young's Literal Translation
And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
36:5-14 Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. He is always ready to defend those that are injured. If our eye is ever toward God in duty, his eye will be ever upon us in mercy, and, when we are at the lowest, will not overlook us. God intends, when he afflicts us, to discover past sins to us, and to bring them to our remembrance. Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. It is a command, to have no more to do with sin. If we faithfully serve God, we have the promise of the life that now is, and the comforts of it, as far as is for God's glory and our good: and who would desire them any further? We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. If the affliction fail in its work, let men expect the furnace to be heated till they are consumed. Those that die without knowledge, die without grace, and are undone for ever. See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Whether sinners die in youth, or live long to heap up wrath, their case is dreadful. The souls of the wicked live after death, but it is in everlasting misery.
Study Bible
Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power
7"He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted. 8"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction, 9Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.…
Cross References
Job 36:15
"He delivers the afflicted in their affliction, And opens their ear in time of oppression.

Job 36:21
"Be careful, do not turn to evil, For you have preferred this to affliction.

Psalm 107:10
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,

Psalm 119:61
The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law.

Psalm 149:8
To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron,
Treasury of Scripture

And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;

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Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold …

Lamentations 3:9 He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

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Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be …

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