Job 30:24
New International Version
"Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man when he cries for help in his distress.

New Living Translation
"Surely no one would turn against the needy when they cry for help in their trouble.

English Standard Version
“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, and in his disaster cry for help?

Berean Study Bible
Yet no one stretches out his hand to a ruined man when he cries for help in his distress.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?

King James Bible
Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

Christian Standard Bible
Yet no one would stretch out his hand against a ruined person when he cries out to him for help because of his distress.

Contemporary English Version
No one refuses help to others, when disaster strikes.

Good News Translation
Why do you attack a ruined man, one who can do nothing but beg for pity?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet no one would stretch out his hand against a ruined man when he cries out to him for help because of his distress.

International Standard Version
"Surely he won't stretch his hand against the needy, will he, especially if they cry to him in their calamity?

NET Bible
"Surely one does not stretch out his hand against a broken man when he cries for help in his distress.

New Heart English Bible
"However doesn't one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But God doesn't stretch out his hand against one who is ruined when that person calls for help in his disaster.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely none shall put forth his hand to a ruinous heap, Neither because of these things shall help come in one's calamity,

New American Standard 1977
“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he will not stretch out his hand against the grave; do those who are buried cry out when he destroys them?

King James 2000 Bible
Yet he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry out in his destruction.

American King James Version
However, he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

American Standard Version
Howbeit doth not one stretch out the hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Oh then that I might lay hands upon myself, or at least ask another, and he should do this for me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet thou stretchest not forth thy hand to their consumption: and if they shall fall down thou wilt save.

Darby Bible Translation
Indeed, no prayer [availeth] when he stretcheth out [his] hand: though they cry when he destroyeth.

English Revised Version
Surely against a ruinous heap he will not put forth his hand; though it be in his destruction, one may utter a cry because of these things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

World English Bible
"However doesn't one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?

Young's Literal Translation
Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
23Yes, I know that You will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living. 24Yet no one stretches out his hand to a ruined man when he cries for help in his distress. 25Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has my soul not grieved for the needy?…
Cross References
Job 19:7
Though I cry out, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

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

Treasury of Scripture

However, he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

grave.

Judges 5:31
So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

Matthew 27:39-44
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, …







Lexicon
Yet
אַ֣ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

no one
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

stretches out
יִשְׁלַח־ (yiš·laḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

his hand
יָ֑ד (yāḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

to a ruined man
בְ֭עִי (ḇə·‘î)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1164: A prayer

when
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

he cries for help
שֽׁוּעַ׃ (šū·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7769: A cry for help

in his distress.
בְּ֝פִיד֗וֹ (bə·p̄î·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6365: Ruin, disaster
(24) Though they cry in his destruction.--This is a very obscure verse. Some render it, "Surely against a ruinous heap he will not put forth his hand; though it be in his destruction one may utter a cry because of these things." Others, understanding the word rendered "ruinous heap" otherwise, render "Howbeit, God will not put forth His hand to bring man to death and the grave when there is earnest prayer for them, nor even when in calamity proceeding from Him there is a loud cry for them:" that is to say, "I know that Thou wilt dissolve and destroy me, and bring me to the grave, though Thou wilt not do so when I pray unto Thee to release me by death from my sufferings. Thou wilt surely do so, but not in my time or according to my will, but only in Thine own appointed time, and as Thou seest fit." This is one of those passages that may be regarded as hopelessly uncertain. Each reader will make the best sense he can of it, according to his judgment. That Job should speak of himself as a ruinous heap seems very strange; neither is it at all clear what "these things" are because of which a cry is uttered. Certainly the significance given by the other rendering is much greater. "His destruction" must mean, at all events, the destruction that cometh from Him; and if this is so, the sense given is virtually that of the Authorised Version.

Verse 24. - Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction. This is one of the most obscure passages in the entire Book of Job, and scarcely any two independent commentators understand it alike. To give all the different renderings, and discuss them, would be an almost endless task, and one over-wearisome to the reader. It will, per-Imps, suffice to select the one which to the present writer appears the most satisfactory. This is the rendering of Professor Stanley Leathes, who suggests the following: "Howbeit God will not put forth his hand to bring a man to death and the grave, when there is earnest prayer for them, not even when he himself hath caused the calamity." The same writer further explains the passage as follows: "I know that thou wilt dissolve and destroy me, and bring me to the grave (ver. 23), though thou wilt not do so when I pray to thee to release me by death from my sufferings. Thou wilt surely do so [some time or other], but not in my time, or according to my will, but only in thine own appointed time, and as thou seest fit." 30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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