Job 22:20
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New International Version
Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.'

King James Bible
Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

Darby Bible Translation
Is not he who rose against us destroyed, and doth not the fire consume his residue?

World English Bible
saying, 'Surely those who rose up against us are cut off. The fire has consumed the remnant of them.'

Young's Literal Translation
'Surely our substance hath not been cut off, And their excellency hath fire consumed.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whereas our substance is not cut down - We, who fear the Lord, still continue in health and peace; whereas they who have departed from him are destroyed even to their very remnant. Mr. Good thinks that קימנו kimanu, which we translate our substance, is the same as the Arabic (Arabic) our people or tribe; and hence he translates the clause thus: "For our tribe is not cut off; while even the remnant of these a conflagration consumed." The reference here is supposed to be to the destruction of the men of Sodom and Gomorrah. A judgment by a flood took off the world of the ungodly in the days of Noah. Their remnant, those who lived in the same ungodly way, were taken off by a judgment of fire, in the days of Lot. Eliphaz introduces these two examples in order to terrify Job into a compliance with the exhortation which immediately follows.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

our substance. or, our estate

Job 4:7 Remember, I pray you, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?

Job 8:3,4 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice...

Job 15:5,6 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty...

Job 20:18,19 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be...

Job 21:27,28 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me...

Luke 13:1-5 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices...

the remnant. or, their excellency. the fire

Job 1:16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and has burned up the sheep...

Job 20:26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him...

Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Luke 17:29,30 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all...

2 Peter 2:6,7 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow...

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December 29 Morning
Understanding what the will of the Lord is.--EPH. 5:17. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.--Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.--We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether all Things are under Divine Providence
Whether All Things are under Divine Providence We proceed to the second article thus: 1. It seems that not all things are under divine providence. For nothing that is ordained happens contingently, and if all things were provided by God, nothing would happen contingently. There would then be no such thing as chance or fortune. But this is contrary to common opinion. 2. Again, every wise provider, so far as he is able, preserves those in his care from defect and from evil. But we see many evils in
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
To declare emphatically that the people of God are a covenant people, various signs were in sovereignty vouchsafed. The lights in the firmament of heaven were appointed to be for signs, affording direction to the mariner, the husbandman, and others. Miracles wrought on memorable occasions, were constituted signs or tokens of God's universal government. The gracious grant of covenant signs was made in order to proclaim the truth of the existence of God's covenant with his people, to urge the performance
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (Prov. xxv. 25). But what can be good news to me, so far as concerns the behoof of holy Church, but to hear of the health and safety of your to me most sweet Holiness, who, from your perception of the light of truth, both illuminate the same Church with the word of preaching, and mould it to a better way by the example of your manners? As often, too, as I recall in
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Genesis 31:15
Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.

Job 15:30
He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

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