This hast thou known from antiquity? Since the placing of man on earth?
Job 20:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowest thou not this of old - This is a maxim as ancient as the world; it began with the first man: A wicked man shall triumph but a short time; God will destroy the proud doer.
Since man was placed upon earth - Literally, since Adam was placed on the earth; that is, since the fall, wickedness and hypocrisy have existed; but they have never triumphed long. Thou hast lately been expressing confidence in reference to a general judgment; but such is thy character, that thou hast little reason to anticipate with any joy the decisions of that day.
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Job 8:8,9 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers...
Job 15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much elder than your father.
Job 32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it...
Genesis 9:1-3 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth...
Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth has he given to the children of men.
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