Job 18:21
New International Version
Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God.”

New Living Translation
They will say, ‘This was the home of a wicked person, the place of one who rejected God.’”

English Standard Version
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, such is the place of him who knows not God.”

Berean Study Bible
Surely such is the dwelling of the wicked and the place of one who does not know God.”

King James Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

New King James Version
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God.”

New American Standard Bible
“Certainly these are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God.”

NASB 1995
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God.”

NASB 1977
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God.”

Amplified Bible
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked and the ungodly, And such is the place of him who does not know or recognize or honor God.”

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, such is the dwelling of the unjust man, and this is the place of the one who does not know God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, such is the dwelling of the unjust man, and this is the place of the one who does not know God.

American Standard Version
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However these are the tents of the evil, and this is the place of him who does not know God

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These are the houses of the unrighteous, and this is the place of them that know not the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Such is the fate of sinners and their families who don't know God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These men are the tabernacles of the wicked, and this the place of him that knoweth not God.

English Revised Version
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

Good News Translation
That is the fate of evil people, the fate of those who care nothing for God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what happens to the homes of wicked people and to those who do not know God."

International Standard Version
Indeed, the residences of the wicked are like this; and so are the homes of those who don't know God."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him that knoweth not God.

Literal Standard Version
Only these [are] dwelling places of the perverse, And this [is] the place God has not known.”

NET Bible
Surely such is the residence of an evil man; and this is the place of one who has not known God.'"

New Heart English Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous. This is the place of him who doesn't know God."

World English Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous. This is the place of him who doesn't know God."

Young's Literal Translation
Only these are tabernacles of the perverse, And this the place God hath not known.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
20Those in the west are appalled at his fate, while those in the east tremble in horror. 21Surely such is the dwelling of the wicked and the place of one who does not know God.”

Cross References
Job 4:21
Are not their tent cords pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'

Job 19:1
Then Job answered:

Job 21:28
For you say, 'Where now is the nobleman's house, and where are the tents in which the wicked dwell?'

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, and on the families that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have consumed him and finished him off; they have devastated his homeland.


Treasury of Scripture

Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knows not God.

such are

Job 18:14-16
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors…

knoweth

Job 21:14
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Exodus 5:2
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Judges 2:10
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.









(21) Dwellings of the wicked.--That is to say, of the wicked man. As Bildad designedly uses the singular here, there can be little doubt that he as designedly intended this terrible and cruel picture to represent Job himself.

Verse 21. - Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked. "Such as I have described is the general condition and manner of life of the man who is wicked." and this is the place (or, position) of him that knoweth not God. The singular number used both in this clause and the preceding indicates that the whole series of denunciations (vers. 5-21) is levelled against an individual - viz. Job.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
אַךְ־ (’aḵ-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

such
אֵ֭לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

is the dwelling
מִשְׁכְּנ֣וֹת (miš·kə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

of the wicked,
עַוָּ֑ל (‘aw·wāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5767: Unjust, unrighteous one

and this
וְ֝זֶ֗ה (wə·zeh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

is the place
מְק֣וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

of one who does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know
יָדַֽע־ (yā·ḏa‘-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

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


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