Job 19:25
New International Version
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

New Living Translation
"But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last.

English Standard Version
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

Berean Study Bible
But I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last He will stand upon the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

King James Bible
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Christian Standard Bible
But I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the end he will stand on the dust.

Contemporary English Version
I know that my Protector lives, and at the end he will stand on this earth.

Good News Translation
But I know there is someone in heaven who will come at last to my defense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I know my living Redeemer, and He will stand on the dust at last.

International Standard Version
"As for me, I know that my Vindicator is alive; And he, the Last One, will take his stand on the soil.

NET Bible
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that as the last he will stand upon the earth.

New Heart English Bible
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I know that my defender lives, and afterwards, he will rise on the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, And that He will witness at the last upon the dust;

New American Standard 1977
“And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I know that my redeemer lives and that he shall rise at the latter day over the dust;

King James 2000 Bible
For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

American King James Version
For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth:

American Standard Version
But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I know that he is eternal who is about to deliver me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And [as for] me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and the Last, he shall stand upon the earth;

English Revised Version
But I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand up at the last upon the earth:

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he will stand at the latter day upon the earth:

World English Bible
But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
That -- I have known my Redeemer, The Living and the Last, For the dust he doth rise.
Study Bible
Job: My Redeemer Lives
24by an iron stylus on lead, or chiseled in stone forever. 25But I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last He will stand upon the earth. 26Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.…
Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 16:19
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high!

Job 19:24
by an iron stylus on lead, or chiseled in stone forever.

Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! And may the God of my salvation be exalted--

Psalm 78:35
And they remembered that God was their rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.

Proverbs 23:11
for their Redeemer is strong; He will take up their case against you.

Isaiah 43:14
Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake, I will send to Babylon and bring them all as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.

Jeremiah 50:34
Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of Hosts is His name. He will fervently plead their case so that He may bring rest to the earth, but turmoil to those who live in Babylon.

Treasury of Scripture

For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth:

I know

Job 33:23,24
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: …

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Isaiah 54:5
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

he shall

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

John 5:22-29
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: …







Lexicon
But I
וַאֲנִ֣י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

know
יָ֭דַעְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that my Redeemer
גֹּ֣אֲלִי (gō·’ă·lî)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

lives,
חָ֑י (ḥāy)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and that at the last
וְ֝אַחֲר֗וֹן (wə·’a·ḥă·rō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 314: Hinder, late, last, western

He will stand
יָקֽוּם׃ (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth.
עָפָ֥ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud
(25) For I know that my redeemer liveth.--We must carefully note all the passages which lead up to this one. First, we must bear in mind that Bildad (Job 18:17-20) had threatened Job with the extinction of his name and memory, so he now appeals to the verdict of futurity, and with what success we ourselves who read and repeat and discuss his words are witnesses. Then in Job's own speeches we have, as early as Job 9:32-35. his longing for a daysman to come between himself and God. Then in Job 10:7; Job 13:15-19, he emphatically declares his innocence, and appeals to God as conscious of it. In Job 16:19, he affirms that his witness is in the high heavens; in Job 19:21 of the same chapter he longs for an advocate to plead his cause. In Job 17:3 he calls upon God to be surety for him. Therefore he has already recognised God as his judge, his umpire, his advocate, his witness, and surety, and in some cases by formal confession of the fact, in others by earnest longing after and aspirations for some one to act in that capacity. Here, then, he goes a step further in expression, if not by implication, and declares his knowledge that he has a Goel or Redeemer. This goel was the name given to the next of kin whose duty it was to redeem, ransom, or avenge one who had fallen into debt or bondage, or had been slain in a family feud. In Ruth, for instance, the goel is he who has to marry the widow of his relative, and to continue his name. The various and conditional functions, then, of this Goel, Job is assured, God will take upon Himself for him; He will avenge his quarrel (comp. Psalm 35:1; Psalm 35:23), He will be surety for him. He will vindicate him before men and before God Himself; He will do for him what none of his professed friends would undertake to do. And as to this matter, he has not the slightest doubt: he states most emphatically that he himself knows that this Goel liveth. "And I, even I know; as for me, I know that my Vindicator is living, that He liveth, is a reality existing now, and not one to come into existence hereafter, though His manifestation may be a thing of the future, for He shall stand at the last upon the earth," or, "He shall stand last upon earth" (comp. Isaiah 40:8), that is, after all others have passed away and gone down to the bars of the tomb. Now, this alone is assuredly a marvellous confession. It states the reality and eternity of God. It is faith in the I am. This same epithet of Redeemer is applied to God in Ps. 19:15; Isaiah 59:20; in the former passage it is coupled with rock, which was the term Bildad bad applied to God (Job 18:4).

Upon the earth is literally, upon dust; the word is thus used in Job 41:33. This usage of the same words in the same book, where the meaning is not ambiguous, is strongly against the rendering some have preferred: over the dust, or over my dust.

Verse 25. - For I know that my Redeemer liveth. Numerous endeavours have been made to explain away the mysterious import of this verse. First, it is noted that a goel is any one who avenges or ransoms another, and especially that it is "the technical expression for the avenger of blood" (Froude, 'Short Stories,' vol. 1. p. 284) so often mentioned in the Old Testament. It is suggested, therefore, that Job's real meaning may be that he expects one of his relatives to arise after his death as the avenger of his blood, and to exact retribution for it. But unless in the case of a violent death at the hands of a man, which was not what Job expected for himself, there could be no avenger of blood. Job has already expressed his desire to have a thirdsman between him and God (Job 9:32-35), which thirdsman can scarcely be other than a Divine Personage. In Job 16:19 be has declared his conviction that" his Witness is in heaven." In ver. 21 of the same chapter he longs to have an advocate to plead his cause with God. In Job 17:3 he calls upon God to be Surety for him. Therefore, as Dr. Stanley Leathes points out, "he has already recognized God as his Judge his Umpire his Advocate his Witness and his Surety in some cases by formal confession of the fact, in others by earnest longing after, and aspiration for, some one to act in that capacity." After all this, it is not taking a very long step in advance to see and acknowledge in God his Goel, or "Redeemer." And that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; rather, and that at the last he shall stand up over my dust. אַחַדון is not "one who comes after me;" but, if a noun, "the last one" as רִאשׁון is "the first one "(Isaiah 44:6); if intended adverbially, "at the last" - i.e, at the end of all things. "At the latter day" is not an improper translation. 19:23-29 The Spirit of God, at this time, seems to have powerfully wrought on the mind of Job. Here he witnessed a good confession; declared the soundness of his faith, and the assurance of his hope. Here is much of Christ and heaven; and he that said such things are these, declared plainly that he sought the better country, that is, the heavenly. Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer; to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come; he comforted himself with the expectation of these. Job was assured, that this Redeemer of sinners from the yoke of Satan and the condemnation of sin, was his Redeemer, and expected salvation through him; and that he was a living Redeemer, though not yet come in the flesh; and that at the last day he would appear as the Judge of the world, to raise the dead, and complete the redemption of his people. With what pleasure holy Job enlarges upon this! May these faithful sayings be engraved by the Holy Spirit upon our hearts. We are all concerned to see that the root of the matter be in us. A living, quickening, commanding principle of grace in the heart, is the root of the matter; as necessary to our religion as the root of the tree, to which it owes both its fixedness and its fruitfulness. Job and his friends differed concerning the methods of Providence, but they agreed in the root of the matter, the belief of another world.
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