Job 22:8
New International Version
though you were a powerful man, owning land-- an honored man, living on it.

New Living Translation
You probably think the land belongs to the powerful and only the privileged have a right to it!

English Standard Version
The man with power possessed the land, and the favored man lived in it.

Berean Study Bible
while the land belonged to a mighty man, and a man of honor lived on it.

New American Standard Bible
"But the earth belongs to the mighty man, And the honorable man dwells in it.

King James Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

Christian Standard Bible
while the land belonged to a powerful man and an influential man lived on it.

Contemporary English Version
although you were rich, respected, and powerful.

Good News Translation
You used your power and your position to take over the whole land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
while the land belonged to a powerful man and an influential man lived on it.

International Standard Version
The land belongs to the powerful, and the privileged thrive in it.

NET Bible
Although you were a powerful man, owning land, an honored man living on it,

New Heart English Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A strong person owns the land. A privileged person lives in it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as a mighty man, who hath the earth, And as a man of rank, who dwelleth in it,

New American Standard 1977
“But the earth belongs to the mighty man, And the honorable man dwells in it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the man of means had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

King James 2000 Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it.

American King James Version
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelled in it.

American Standard Version
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; And the honorable man, he dwelt in it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou hast accepted the persons of some; and thou hast established those that were already settled on the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the strength of thy arm thou didst possess the land, and being the most mighty thou holdest it.

Darby Bible Translation
But the powerful man, he had the land; and the man of high rank dwelt in it.

English Revised Version
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man, he dwelt in it.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelt in it.

World English Bible
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the man of arm -- he hath the earth, And the accepted of face -- he dwelleth in it.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
7You gave no water to the weary and withheld food from the famished, 8while the land belonged to a mighty man, and a man of honor lived on it. 9You sent widows away empty-handed, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed.…
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 12:19
He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established.

Isaiah 3:3
the commander of fifty and the dignitary, the counselor, the cunning magician, and the clever enchanter.

Isaiah 9:15
The head is the elder and the honorable man and the tail is the prophet who teaches lies.

Treasury of Scripture

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honorable man dwelled in it.

But as

Job 29:7-17
When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street! …

Job 31:34
Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

1 Kings 21:11-15
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them…

mighty man.

Job 13:8
Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?







Lexicon
while the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

belonged to a mighty
זְ֭רוֹעַ (zə·rō·w·a‘)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

man,
וְאִ֣ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and a man
וּנְשׂ֥וּא (ū·nə·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

of honor
פָ֝נִ֗ים (p̄ā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

lived
יֵ֣שֶׁב (yê·šeḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on it.
בָּֽהּ׃ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(8) But as for the mighty man.--By the "mighty and the honourable" man is probably meant Job. Some understand the words from Job 22:5-10 inclusive, as the words spoken by God on entering into judgment with Job (Job 22:4); but this hardly seems probable.

Verse 8. - But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; literally, as for the man of arm; i.e. the man strong of arm. Job's retainers are probably meant, whom Eliphaz supposes to have been allowed by Job to oppress the poor, and have their own way in the world. This charge was doubtless as baseless as the others (comp. Job 29:16, 17). And the honourable man dwelt in it; of the accepted man - "the favoured man," i.e. those of whom Job approved and whom he favoured. 22:5-14 Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.
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