Job 4:8
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New International Version
As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.

New Living Translation
My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.

English Standard Version
As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.

New American Standard Bible
"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.

King James Bible
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In my experience, those who plow injustice and those who sow trouble reap the same.

International Standard Version
It's been my experience that those who plow the soil of iniquity and those who sow the seed of trouble will reap their harvest!

NET Bible
Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whenever I saw those who plowed wickedness and planted misery, they gathered its harvest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow mischief, reap the same.

New American Standard 1977
“According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity
            And those who sow trouble harvest it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even as I have seen, those that plow iniquity and sow wickedness, reap the same.

King James 2000 Bible
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

American King James Version
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

American Standard Version
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same.

Douay-Rheims Bible
On the contrary I have seen those who work iniquity, and sow sorrows, and reap them,

Darby Bible Translation
Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.

English Revised Version
According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

World English Bible
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.

Young's Literal Translation
As I have seen -- ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:7-11 Eliphaz argues, 1. That good men were never thus ruined. But there is one event both to the righteous and to the wicked, Ec 9:2, both in life and death; the great and certain difference is after death. Our worst mistakes are occasioned by drawing wrong views from undeniable truths. 2. That wicked men were often thus ruined: for the proof of this, Eliphaz vouches his own observation. We may see the same every day.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper
7"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed? 8"According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it. 9"By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.…
Cross References
Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return.

Galatians 6:8
The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Job 15:31
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Job 15:35
"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."

Psalm 7:15
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

Proverbs 1:31
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 22:8
He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Isaiah 17:11
In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom; But the harvest will be a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors,
Treasury of Scripture

Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

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Psalm 7:14-16 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and …

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Jeremiah 4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this …

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

Hosea 10:12,13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your …

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; …

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

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