Job 27:7
New International Version
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!

New Living Translation
“May my enemy be punished like the wicked, my adversary like those who do evil.

English Standard Version
“Let my enemy be as the wicked, and let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

Berean Study Bible
May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.

King James Bible
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

New King James Version
“May my enemy be like the wicked, And he who rises up against me like the unrighteous.

New American Standard Bible
“May my enemy be as the wicked, And my opponent as the criminal.

NASB 1995
"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.

NASB 1977
“May my enemy be as the wicked, And my opponent as the unjust.

Amplified Bible
“May my enemy be as the wicked, And he who rises up against me be as the unrighteous (unjust).

Christian Standard Bible
May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.

American Standard Version
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Nay rather, but let mine enemies be as the overthrow of the ungodly, and they that rise up against me, as the destruction of transgressors.

Contemporary English Version
I pray that my enemies will suffer no less than the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my enemy be as the ungodly, and my adversary as the wicked one.

English Revised Version
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

Good News Translation
May all who oppose me and fight against me be punished like the wicked and the unrighteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Let my enemy be [treated] like wicked people. Let anyone who attacks me be [treated] like unrighteous people.

International Standard Version
"May my enemy be like the wicked; my adversary like the unjust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

Literal Standard Version
My enemy is as the wicked, "" And my withstander as the perverse.

NET Bible
"May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unrighteous.

New Heart English Bible
"Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

World English Bible
"Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

Young's Literal Translation
As the wicked is my enemy, And my withstander as the perverse.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Wicked Man's Portion
7May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust. 8For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?…

Cross References
Job 27:6
I will cling to my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

Job 31:35
(Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my signature. Let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser compose an indictment.


Treasury of Scripture

Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that rises up against me as the unrighteous.

1 Samuel 25:26
Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

2 Samuel 18:32
And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.

Daniel 4:19
Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.









(7) Let mine enemy be as the wicked.--While, however, he admits that the wicked is often a prosperous man, he declares that he has no envy for him, but would have only his adversaries to be like him.

Verse 7. - Let mine enemy be as the wicked. The nexus of this passage with what goes before is uncertain. Some suppose Job's full thought to have been, "Ye try to persuade me to act wickedly by making a false representation of my feelings and convictions; but I absolutely refuse to do so. Let that rather be the act of my enemy." Others regard him as simply so vexed by his pretended friends, who are his real enemies, that he is driven to utter an imprecation against them. And he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. This is another instance of a mere pleonastic hemistich - a repetition of the preceding clause in different words.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
May my enemy
אֹ֣יְבִ֑י (’ō·yə·ḇî)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

be
יְהִ֣י (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like the wicked
כְ֭רָשָׁע (ḵə·rā·šā‘)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and my opponent
וּמִתְקוֹמְמִ֥י (ū·miṯ·qō·wm·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

like the unjust.
כְעַוָּֽל׃ (ḵə·‘aw·wāl)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5767: Unjust, unrighteous one


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