Job 27:8
New International Version
For what hope have the godless when they are cut off, when God takes away their life?

New Living Translation
For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?

English Standard Version
For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life?

Berean Study Bible
For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

King James Bible
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

New King James Version
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, Though he may gain much, If God takes away his life?

New American Standard Bible
“For what is the hope of the godless when he makes an end of life, When God requires his life?

NASB 1995
"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?

NASB 1977
“For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?

Amplified Bible
“For what is the hope of the godless, even though he has gained [in this world], When God takes his life?

Christian Standard Bible
For what hope does the godless person have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what hope does the godless man have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

American Standard Version
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
What is the hope of the heathen who possesses riches at the time when God takes his soul?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For what is the hope of the ungodly, that he holds to it? will he indeed trust in the Lord and be saved?

Contemporary English Version
Such people are hopeless, and God All-Powerful will cut them down,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul?

English Revised Version
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, when God taketh away his soul?

Good News Translation
What hope is there for the godless in the hour when God demands their life?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, what hope does the godless person have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

International Standard Version
For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?

Literal Standard Version
For what [is] the hope of the profane, "" When He cuts off? When God casts off his soul?

NET Bible
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

New Heart English Bible
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

World English Bible
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

Young's Literal Translation
For what is the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?

Additional Translations ...
Context
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? 9Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?…

Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?'

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Deuteronomy 1:45
And you returned and wept before the LORD, but He would not listen to your voice or give ear to you.

Job 8:13
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; they will hope for their last breath."

Job 12:10
The life of every living thing is in His hand, as well as the breath of all mankind.

Job 27:7
May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust.


Treasury of Scripture

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 13:16
He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Job 15:34
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.









(8) What is the hope?--Better, What is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, when God taketh away his soul?

Verse 8. - For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained. The hypocrite and liar may get advantage in this life by his lies and his hypocrisy. He may deceive men; he may raise himself in their opinion; he may derive worldly advantage from having secured their approval But what will he have to look forward rein the end, when God taketh away (i.e. removeth from earth) his soul? Job evidently regards the soul that is "taken away" or removed from earth as still existing, still conscious, still capable of hope or of despair, and asks what hope of a happy future could the man who had lived a hypocrite entertain, when God required his soul, and he felt under God's judgment. The question reminds us of those words of our blessed Lord "What shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36, 37).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

hope
תִּקְוַ֣ת (tiq·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8615: A cord, expectancy

has the godless
חָ֭נֵף (ḥā·nêp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2611: Profane, irreligious

when
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he is cut off,
יִבְצָ֑ע (yiḇ·ṣā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1214: To cut off, break off, gain by violence

when
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

takes away
יֵ֖שֶׁל (yê·šel)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7953: To draw out, off, remove

his life?
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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