Job 24:23
New International Version
He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways.

New Living Translation
They may be allowed to live in security, but God is always watching them.

English Standard Version
He gives them security, and they are supported, and his eyes are upon their ways.

Berean Study Bible
He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.

New American Standard Bible
"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.

King James Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

Christian Standard Bible
He gives them a sense of security, so they can rely on it, but his eyes watch over their ways.

Contemporary English Version
God may let them feel secure, but they are never out of his sight.

Good News Translation
God may let them live secure, but keeps an eye on them all the time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He gives them a sense of security, so they can rely on it, but His eyes watch over their ways.

International Standard Version
He gives them security and financial support, but he watches everything they do.

NET Bible
God may let them rest in a feeling of security, but he is constantly watching all their ways.

New Heart English Bible
He gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[God] may let them feel confident and self-reliant, but his eyes are on their ways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth, Yet His eyes are upon their ways.

New American Standard 1977
“He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If he gave credit to some to take them over, his eyes were upon their ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety, he rests; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

American King James Version
Though it be given him to be in safety, where on he rests; yet his eyes are on their ways.

American Standard Version
God giveth them to be in security, and they rest thereon; And his eyes are upon their ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God hath given him place for penance, and he abuseth it unto pride: but his eyes are upon his ways.

Darby Bible Translation
[God] setteth him in safety, and he resteth thereon; but his eyes are upon their ways.

English Revised Version
God giveth them to be in security, and they rest thereon; and his eyes are upon their ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Though it is given him to be in safety, on which he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

World English Bible
God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways.

Young's Literal Translation
He giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes are on their ways.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
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. 24They are exalted for a moment, then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.…
Cross References
Job 10:4
Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?

Job 11:11
Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note?

Job 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.

Job 31:4
Does He not see my ways and count my every step?

Job 34:21
For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees his every step.

Psalm 119:168
I obey Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are before You.

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Lexicon
He gives
יִתֶּן־ (yit·ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

them
ל֣וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a sense of security,
לָ֭בֶטַח (lā·ḇe·ṭaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 983: A place of refuge, safety, safely

but His eyes
וְ֝עֵינֵ֗יהוּ (wə·‘ê·nê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

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

their ways.
דַּרְכֵיהֶֽם׃ (dar·ḵê·hem)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(23) Though it be given.--"Yea, he, that is each of them, giveth him tribute, &c., that he may be secure and stable."

Yet his eyes--that is, the great tyrant's eyes--are upon their ways.--They are exalted for a little while, but are soon gone, and are taken out of the way like all others. Some understand the subject of the first verb, "he giveth him to be in security," to be God, and that also makes very good sense, for while God so allows him to be secure, His eyes are on their ways, the ways of all of them. In this case, however, Job 24:24 does not correspond so well with what Job has already said of the impunity with which the wicked are wicked, unless indeed the suddenness of their fate is the main point of his remarks, as in Job 24:19.

Verse 23. - Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; rather, he (i.e. God) granteth him to be in security and thereon he resteth; i.e. God allows the escape of the wicked man from his trouble, and lets him live on, safe and secure, and the man himself rests on the security thus afforded him, quite contented with it. Yet his eyes are upon their ways. God's eyes are still upon the ways of the wicked: they are, or seem to be, the objects of a special providential care. 24:18-25 Sometimes how gradual is the decay, how quiet the departure of a wicked person, how is he honoured, and how soon are all his cruelties and oppressions forgotten! They are taken off with other men, as the harvestman gathers the ears of corn as they come to hand. There will often appear much to resemble the wrong view of Providence Job takes in this chapter. But we are taught by the word of inspiration, that these notions are formed in ignorance, from partial views. The providence of God, in the affairs of men, is in every thing a just and wise providence. Let us apply this whenever the Lord may try us. He cannot do wrong. The unequalled sorrows of the Son of God when on earth, unless looked at in this view, perplex the mind. But when we behold him, as the sinner's Surety, bearing the curse, we can explain why he should endure that wrath which was due to sin, that Divine justice might be satisfied, and his people saved.
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