Job 21:14
New International Version
Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.

New Living Translation
And yet they say to God, ‘Go away. We want no part of you and your ways.

English Standard Version
They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not desire the knowledge of your ways.

Berean Study Bible
Yet they say to God: ‘Leave us alone! For we have no desire to know Your ways.

King James Bible
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

New King James Version
Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

New American Standard Bible
“Yet they say to God, ‘Go away from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

NASB 1995
“They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

NASB 1977
“And they say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Thy ways.

Amplified Bible
“Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Christian Standard Bible
Yet they say to God, “Leave us alone! We don’t want to know your ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet they say to God: “Leave us alone! We don’t want to know Your ways.

American Standard Version
And they say unto God, Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying to God: ‘Depart from us’, and ‘We do not want to know your ways!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet such a man says to the Lord, Depart from me; I desire not to know thy ways.

Contemporary English Version
Those who are evil say to God All-Powerful, "Leave us alone! Don't bother us with your teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

English Revised Version
Yet they said unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Good News Translation
The wicked tell God to leave them alone; they don't want to know his will for their lives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they say to God, 'Leave us alone. We don't want to know your ways.

International Standard Version
"They say to God, 'Turn away from us! We have no desire to know your ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet they said unto God: 'Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of Thy ways.

Literal Standard Version
And they say to God, Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Your ways We have not desired.

NET Bible
So they say to God, 'Turn away from us! We do not want to know your ways.

New Heart English Bible
They tell God, 'Depart from us, for we do not want to know about your ways.

World English Bible
They tell God, 'Depart from us, for we don't want to know about your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
13They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace. 14Yet they say to God: ‘Leave us alone! For we have no desire to know Your ways. 15Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, and what would we gain if we pray to Him?’…

Cross References
Job 22:17
They said to God, 'Depart from us. What can the Almighty do to us?'

Job 34:27
because they turned aside from Him and had no regard for any of His ways.

Job 35:10
But no one asks, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives us songs in the night,

Proverbs 1:29
For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.

Isaiah 30:11
Get out of the way; turn off the road. Rid us of the Holy One of Israel!"

Jeremiah 9:6
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.

they say

Job 22:17
Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

Psalm 10:4,11
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts…

Luke 8:28,37
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not…

for we

Proverbs 1:7,22,29
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction…

John 3:19,20
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…

John 8:45-47
And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not…









(14) Therefore they say unto God.--Should be, Yet they said unto God, Depart from us, &c.

Verse 14. - Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us. It is this impunity which leads the wicked to renounce God altogether. They think that they get on very well without God, and consequently have no need to serve him. Job puts their thoughts into words (vers. 14, 15), and thus very graphically represents their tone of feeling. For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. The wicked feel no interest in God; they do not trouble themselves about him; his ways are "far above out of their sight," and they do not care to know them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet they say
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to God:
לָ֭אֵל (lā·’êl)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

‘Leave us alone!
ס֣וּר (sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

For we have no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

desire
חָפָֽצְנוּ׃ (ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

to know
וְדַ֥עַת (wə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

Your ways.
דְּ֝רָכֶ֗יךָ (də·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action


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