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 this is the place of one who does not know God.”

New American Standard Bible
"Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him 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.

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.

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

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

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

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."

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that does not know God.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knows not God.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not 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.
Study Bible
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 this is 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



18:11-21 Bildad describes the destruction wicked people are kept for, in the other world, and which in some degree, often seizes them in this world. The way of sin is the way of fear, and leads to everlasting confusion, of which the present terrors of an impure conscience are earnests, as in Cain and Judas. Miserable indeed is a wicked man's death, how secure soever his life was. See him dying; all that he trusts to for his support shall be taken from him. How happy are the saints, and how indebted to the lord Jesus, by whom death is so far done away and changed, that this king of terrors is become a friend and a servant! See the wicked man's family sunk and cut off. His children shall perish, either with him or after him. Those who consult the true honour of their family, and its welfare, will be afraid of withering all by sin. The judgments of God follow the wicked man after death in this world, as a proof of the misery his soul is in after death, and as an earnest of that everlasting shame and contempt to which he shall rise in the great day. The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot, Pr 10:7. It would be well if this report of wicked men would cause any to flee from the wrath to come, from which their power, policy, and riches cannot deliver them. But Jesus ever liveth to deliver all who trust in him. Bear up then, suffering believers. Ye shall for a little time have sorrow, but your Beloved, your Saviour, will see you again; your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh away.
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