Job 27:8
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?

King James Bible
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

American Standard Version
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul?

English Revised Version
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, when God taketh away his soul?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Job 27:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil 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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Job 27:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 13:16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Job 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 31:3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Isaiah 33:14,15 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire...

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Mark 8:36,37 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul...

Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Luke 12:20,21 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

James 5:1-3 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Deuteronomy 1:45
And you returned and wept before the LORD, but the LORD did not listen to your voice or give ear to you.

Job 8:13
Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last."

Job 12:10
In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

Job 27:7
"Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

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