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 hope has the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?

New American Standard Bible
"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?

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

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

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what hope does the godless man 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?

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?

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?

King James 2000 Bible
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
For what is the hope of the ungodly, when [God] cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

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?
Study Bible
The Wicked Man's Portion
7May my enemy be like the wicked and my opponent like the unjust. 8For what hope has 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, their escape route will be cut off, and 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

his life?
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
(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). 27:7-10 Job looked upon the condition of a hypocrite and a wicked man, to be most miserable. If they gained through life by their profession, and kept up their presumptuous hope till death, what would that avail when God required their souls? The more comfort we find in our religion, the more closely we shall cleave to it. Those who have no delight in God, are easily drawn away by the pleasures, and easily overcome by the crosses of this life.
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