Job 12:6
New International Version
The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure— those God has in his hand.

New Living Translation
But robbers are left in peace, and those who provoke God live in safety— though God keeps them in his power.

English Standard Version
The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.

Berean Study Bible
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure—those who carry their god in their hands.

King James Bible
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

New King James Version
The tents of robbers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure— In what God provides by His hand.

New American Standard Bible
“The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

NASB 1995
“The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

NASB 1977
“The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Amplified Bible
“The tents of the destroyers prosper; And those who provoke God are [apparently] secure, Whom God brings into their power.

Christian Standard Bible
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who trouble God are secure; God holds them in his hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure; God’s power provides this.

American Standard Version
The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure; Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly .

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The tents of robbers and the trust of those who are angry with God will be removed, because there is no God in their heart

Brenton Septuagint Translation
even as many as provoke the Lord, as if there were indeed to be no inquisition made of them.

Contemporary English Version
Robbers and other godless people live safely at home and say, "God is in our hands!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

English Revised Version
The tents of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

Good News Translation
But thieves and godless people live in peace, though their only god is their own strength.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[But] robbers' tents are prosperous, and there is security for those who provoke God, for those whose god is their power.

International Standard Version
The tents of robbers are at rest, and those who provoke God are secure, that is, those who carry their god in their pocket.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure, In whatsoever God bringeth into their hand.

Literal Standard Version
The tents of spoilers are at peace, And those provoking God have confidence, Into whose hand God has brought.

NET Bible
But the tents of robbers are peaceful, and those who provoke God are confident--who carry their god in their hands.

New Heart English Bible
The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their god in their hands.

World English Bible
The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their God in their hands.

Young's Literal Translation
At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Responds to Zophar
5The one at ease scorns misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping. 6The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure— those who carry their god in their hands. 7But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.…

Cross References
Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Job 12:5
The one at ease scorns misfortune as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

Job 12:7
But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.

Job 21:7
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?

Job 21:9
Their homes are safe from fear; no rod of punishment from God is upon them.

Job 22:18
But it was He who filled their houses with good things; so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

Job 24:23
He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.


Treasury of Scripture

The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.

tabernacles

Job 9:24
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Job 21:7-15
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? …

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.









(6) Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.--Some understand these words, to him that bringeth his god in his hand (comp. Habakkuk 1:11; Habakkuk 1:16); but the other seems more in accordance with the usage. (Comp., e.g., Proverbs 3:27, &c.)

Verse 6. - The tabernacles of robbers prosper. Having set at rest the personal question between himself and his friends, Job reverts to his main argument, and maintains that, the whole course of mundane events being under God's governance, all the results are to be attributed to him, and among them both the prosperity of the wicked, and, by parity of reasoning, the sufferings of the righteous. And they that provoke God are secure (comp. Job 9:24; Job 10:3). Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly. So both the Authorized and the Revised Versions; but recent critics mostly render, "who bring their God in their hand," i.e. "who regard their own right hand as their God" (comp. Virgil, 'Aen., 10:773, "Dextra mihi Dens")

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The tents
אֹֽהָלִ֨ים ׀ (’ō·hā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 168: A tent

of robbers
לְשֹׁ֥דְדִ֗ים (lə·šō·ḏə·ḏîm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7703: To deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin

are safe,
יִשְׁלָ֤יוּ (yiš·lā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7951: To be tranquil, secure, successful

and those who provoke
לְמַרְגִּ֣יזֵי (lə·mar·gî·zê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed

God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

are secure—
וּֽ֭בַטֻּחוֹת (ū·ḇaṭ·ṭu·ḥō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 987: Security, safety

those who carry
הֵבִ֖יא (hê·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

their god
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

in their hands.
בְּיָדֽוֹ׃ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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