Job 34:25
New International Version
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

New Living Translation
He knows what they do, and in the night he overturns and destroys them.

English Standard Version
Thus, knowing their works, he overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, He recognizes their deeds; He overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

King James Bible
Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

New King James Version
Therefore He knows their works; He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore He knows their deeds, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

NASB 1995
“Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

NASB 1977
“Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

Amplified Bible
“Therefore He knows of their works, And He overthrows them in the night, So that they are crushed and destroyed.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, he recognizes their deeds and overthrows them by night, and they are crushed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, He recognizes their deeds and overthrows them by night, and they are crushed.

American Standard Version
Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, he shall know them from their works, and he shall turn them away into the night

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Who discovers their works, and will bring night about upon them, and they shall be brought low.

Contemporary English Version
He knows what they are like, and he wipes them out in the middle of the night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he knoweth their works : and therefore he shall bring night on them, and they shall be destroyed.

English Revised Version
Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

Good News Translation
Because he knows what they do; he overthrows them and crushes them by night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He knows what they do, so he overthrows them at night, and they're crushed.

International Standard Version
Thus he acknowledges their behavior, and overcomes them; when night time comes, they are crushed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore He taketh knowledge of their works; And He overturneth them in the night, so that they are crushed.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore He knows their works, And He has overturned by night, And they are bruised.

NET Bible
Therefore, he knows their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

World English Bible
Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore He knoweth their works, And He hath overturned by night, And they are bruised.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
24He shatters the mighty without inquiry and sets up others in their place. 25Therefore, He recognizes their deeds; He overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. 26He strikes them for their wickedness in full view,…

Cross References
Job 34:11
For according to a man's deeds He repays him; according to a man's ways He brings consequences.

Job 34:20
They die in an instant, in the middle of the night. The people convulse and pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.

Job 36:20
Do not long for the night, when people vanish from their homes.

Job 38:13
that it might spread to the ends of the earth and shake the wicked out of it?

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

he knoweth

Psalm 33:15
He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

Isaiah 66:18
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

Hosea 7:2
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.

in the

Job 34:20
In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.

Song of Solomon 3:8
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

Isaiah 15:1
The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

destroyed.









(25) Therefore.--We should expect because rather; but the writer, believing in God's justice, infers that since God acts thus He knoweth the works of man, and has grounds for acting as He acts.

Verse 25. - Therefore (i.e. to that end or with that object in view) he knoweth (rather, taketh knowledge of) their works. As God governs the world, and governs it, to a large extent, by exalting some men and depressing others, he is bound to take strict account of their conduct, that he may exalt the worthy and depress the unworthy. And he overturneth them in the night (comp. ver. 20). So that they are destroyed; literally, crushed. God's judgments fall on men suddenly, either "in the night," or as "In the night, i.e. suddenly, unexpectedly, when they are quite unprepared; and fall on them with "crushing" force, with a might that is wholly irresistible,

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore,
לָכֵ֗ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

He recognizes
יַ֭כִּיר (yak·kîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5234: To regard, recognize

their deeds;
מַעְבָּֽדֵיהֶ֑ם (ma‘·bā·ḏê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4566: An act

He overthrows [them]
וְהָ֥פַךְ (wə·hā·p̄aḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

in the night
לַ֝֗יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

and they are crushed.
וְיִדַּכָּֽאוּ׃ (wə·yid·dak·kā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1792: To crumble, to bruise


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