Job 24:22
New International Version
But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.

New Living Translation
“God, in his power, drags away the rich. They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life.

English Standard Version
Yet God prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life.

Berean Study Bible
Yet by His power, God drags away the mighty; though rising up, they have no assurance of life.

King James Bible
He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

New King James Version
“But God draws the mighty away with His power; He rises up, but no man is sure of life.

New American Standard Bible
“But He drags off the mighty by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

NASB 1995
“But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

NASB 1977
“But He drags off the valiant by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

Amplified Bible
“Yet God draws away the mighty by His power; He rises, but no one has assurance of life.

Christian Standard Bible
Yet God drags away the mighty by his power; when he rises up, they have no assurance of life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet God drags away the mighty by His power; when He rises up, they have no assurance of life.

American Standard Version
Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the property of a mighty one shall stand by his power, and he will not believe in a vision

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in wrath he has overthrown the helpless: therefore when he has arisen, a man will not feel secure of his own life.

Contemporary English Version
But God's mighty strength destroys those in power. Even if they seem successful, they are doomed to fail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath pulled down the strong by his might: and when he standeth up, he shall not trust to his life.

English Revised Version
He draweth away the mighty also by his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

Good News Translation
God, in his strength, destroys the mighty; God acts--and the wicked die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[God] will drag away [these] mighty men by his power. These people may prosper, but they will never feel secure about life.

International Standard Version
God prolongs the life of the strong by his power, but they get up in the morning without purpose in life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He draweth away the mighty also by his power; He riseth up, and he trusteth not his own life.

Literal Standard Version
And [God] has drawn the mighty by His power, He rises, and none believes in life.

NET Bible
But God drags off the mighty by his power; when God rises up against him, he has no faith in his life.

New Heart English Bible
Yet he preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

World English Bible
Yet God preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

Young's Literal Translation
And hath drawn the mighty by his power, He riseth, and none believeth in life.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
21They prey on the barren and childless, and show no kindness to the widow. 22Yet by His power, God drags away the mighty; though rising up, they have no assurance of life. 23He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.…

Cross References
Job 9:4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has resisted Him and prospered?

Job 12:19
He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established.

Job 18:20
Those in the west are appalled at his fate, while those in the east tremble in horror.


Treasury of Scripture

He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.

draweth

Esther 3:8-10
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them…

Daniel 6:4-9
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him…

John 19:12-16
And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar…

no man is sure of life.









(22) He draweth also the mighty.--He now appears to revert to his former line, and describes another case--that, namely, of a great tyrant who draws others by his influence and example to the same courses.

He riseth up, and no man is sure of his life.--Being so completely under his sway.

Verse 22. - He draweth also the mighty with his power; i.e. he draws to his side, and makes his helpers, those who are mighty, attracting them or compelling them to join him by the power which he already has. He riseth up, and no man is sure of life. This is also the translation of the Revised Version. Some commentators, however, prefer to render, "He riseth up, when he has despaired of life; "i.e. the wicked man, when he has been brought into trouble, either sickness or danger of death at the hands of Justice, to men's surprise, "riseth up" - is delivered from the danger, and recovers his prosperity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet by His power,
בְּכֹח֑וֹ (bə·ḵō·ḥōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

God drags away
וּמָשַׁ֣ךְ (ū·mā·šaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4900: To draw, drag

the mighty.
אַבִּירִ֣ים (’ab·bî·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 47: Mighty, valiant

though rising up,
יָ֝ק֗וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

they have no
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

assurance
יַאֲמִ֥ין (ya·’ă·mîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

of life.
בַּֽחַיִּֽין׃ (ba·ḥay·yîn)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life


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