Job 8:20
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New International Version
"Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of evildoers.

New Living Translation
"But look, God will not reject a person of integrity, nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.

English Standard Version
“Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers.

New American Standard Bible
"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.

King James Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, God does not reject a person of integrity, and He will not support evildoers.

International Standard Version
Surely God won't reject those who are blameless or hold hands with those who practice evil.

NET Bible
"Surely, God does not reject a blameless man, nor does he grasp the hand of the evildoers.

New Heart English Bible
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Certainly, God does not reject a person of integrity or give a helping hand to wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, God will not cast away an innocent man, Neither will He uphold the evil-doers;

New American Standard 1977
“Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity,
            Nor will He support the evildoers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man; neither will he help the evil doers.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he help the evil doers:

American King James Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

American Standard Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God will not cast away the simple, nor reach out his hand to the evildoer:

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.

English Revised Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

World English Bible
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:20-22 Bildad here assures Job, that as he was so he should fare; therefore they concluded, that as he fared so he was. God will not cast away an upright man; he may be cast down for a time, but he shall not be cast away for ever. Sin brings ruin on persons and families. Yet to argue, that Job was an ungodly, wicked man, was unjust and uncharitable. The mistake in these reasonings arose from Job's friends not distinguishing between the present state of trial and discipline, and the future state of final judgment. May we choose the portion, possess the confidence, bear the cross, and die the death of the righteous; and, in the mean time, be careful neither to wound others by rash judgments, nor to distress ourselves needlessly about the opinions of our fellow-creatures.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
19"Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring. 20"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers. 21"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

Job 4:7
"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?

Job 21:30
"For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

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Job 9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroys the perfect and the wicked.

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Psalm 94:14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake …

help the evil doers. Heb. take the ungodly by the hand

Isaiah 45:1 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I …

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