English Standard Version
“Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.
King James Bible
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
American Standard Version
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.
Let my enemy be as the ungodly, and my adversary as the wicked one.
English Revised Version
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
Job 27:7 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
1 Then Job continued to take up his proverb, and said:
2 As God liveth, who hath deprived me of my right,
And the Almighty, who hath sorely saddened my soul -
3 For still all my breath is in me,
And the breath of Eloah in my nostrils -
4 My lips do not speak what is false,
And my tongue uttereth not deceit!
5 Far be it from me, to grant that you are in the right:
Till I die I will not remove my innocence from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and let it not go:
My heart reproacheth not any of my days.
7 Mine enemy must appear as an evil-doer,
And he who riseth up against me as unrighteous.
The friends are silent, Job remains master of the discourse, and his continued speech is introduced as a continued שׂאת משׁלו (after the analogy of the phrase נשׂא קול), as in Numbers 23:7 and further on, the oracles of Balaam. משׁל is speech of a more elevated tone and more figurative character; here, as frequently, the unaffected outgrowth of an elevated solemn mood. The introduction of the ultimatum, as משׁל, reminds one of "the proverb (el-methel) seals it" in the mouth of the Arab, since in common life it is customary to use a pithy saying as the final proof at the conclusion of a speech.
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I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go; my heart does not reproach me for any of my days.
For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?
Oh, that I had one to hear me! (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!) Oh, that I had the indictment written by my adversary!
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