Job 35:15
New International Version
and further, that his anger never punishes and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.

New Living Translation
You say he does not respond to sinners with anger and is not greatly concerned about wickedness.

English Standard Version
And now, because his anger does not punish, and he does not take much note of transgression,

Berean Study Bible
and further, that in His anger He has not punished or taken much notice of folly!

King James Bible
But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

New King James Version
And now, because He has not punished in His anger, Nor taken much notice of folly,

New American Standard Bible
“And now, because He has not avenged His anger, Nor has He acknowledged wrongdoing well,

NASB 1995
“And now, because He has not visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well,

NASB 1977
“And now, because He has not visited in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression well,

Amplified Bible
“And now, because He has not [quickly] punished in His anger, Nor has He acknowledged transgression and arrogance well [and seems unaware of the wrong of which a person is guilty],

Christian Standard Bible
But now, because God’s anger does not punish and he does not pay attention to transgression,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now, because God’s anger does not punish and He does not pay attention to transgression,

American Standard Version
But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, Neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now he does not command his anger and he does no evil to the soul

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he is not now regarding his wrath, nor has he noticed severely any trespass.

Contemporary English Version
Job, you were wrong to say God doesn't punish sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he doth not now bring on his fury, neither doth he revenge wickedness exceedingly.

English Revised Version
But now, because he hath not visited in his anger, neither doth he greatly regard arrogance;

Good News Translation
You think that God does not punish, that he pays little attention to sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And now [you say] that his anger doesn't punish [anyone] and he isn't too concerned about evil.

International Standard Version
"So now, if he doesn't inflict punishment in his anger, then he doesn't keep track of your many transgressions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, is it for nought that He punished in His anger? And hath He not full knowledge of arrogance?

Literal Standard Version
And now, because there is not, He has appointed His anger, And He has not known in great extremity.

NET Bible
And further, when you say that his anger does not punish, and that he does not know transgression!

New Heart English Bible
But now, because he has not visited in his anger, neither does he greatly regard arrogance.

World English Bible
But now, because he has not visited in his anger, neither does he greatly regard arrogance.

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, because there is not, He hath appointed His anger, And He hath not known in great extremity.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
14How much less, then, when you say that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you must wait for Him, 15and further, that in His anger He has not punished or taken much notice of folly! 16So Job opens his mouth in vain and multiplies words without knowledge.”…

Cross References
Job 35:14
How much less, then, when you say that you do not see Him, that your case is before Him and you must wait for Him,

Job 35:16
So Job opens his mouth in vain and multiplies words without knowledge."


Treasury of Scripture

But now, because it is not so, he has visited in his anger; yet he knows it not in great extremity:

because

Job 9:14
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Numbers 20:12
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

he.

Psalm 89:32
Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

he.

Job 4:5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

Psalm 88:11-16
Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction? …









(15) But now, because it is not so, is very obscure. The Authorised Version refers the first clause to God and the second to Job. Perhaps we may render, But now, what His anger has visited upon thee is as nothing (compared with thy deserts); yea, He hath not regarded the great abundance (of thy sin), i.e., hath not visited it with anger. Therefore doth Job, &c. Others render it, "But now, because it is not so (i.e., there is no judgment), He hath visited in His anger, saith Job, and He regardeth it not, saith He, in His exceeding arrogance;" or, "But now, because He hath not visited in His anger, neither doth He much regard arrogance, therefore Job," &c. The word thus rendered arrogance is not found elsewhere; it appears to mean abundance or superfluity. Of these renderings, the first seems to give the better sense. The general bearing of the verse is perhaps apparent however rendered, namely, that Job is encouraged in his murmurings, because God hath dealt too leniently with him. Elihu's reproaches must have been some of the heaviest that Job had to bear. Happily the judgment was not to be long deferred. (See Job 38:1.)

Verses 15, 16. - Leaving his advice to sink into Job's mind, Elihu turns from him to the bystanders, and remarks, with some severity, that it is because Job has not been punished enough, because God has not visited him for his petulance and arrogance, that he indulges in "high swelling words of vanity," and continues to utter words which are foolish and" without knowledge." Verse 15. - But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger. This is an impossible rendering. The Hebrew is perfectly plain, and is to be translated literally as follows: But now, because he hath not visited his (i.e. Job's) anger. (So Schultens, Canon Cook, and, with a slight difference, our Revisers.) God had not visited Job with any fresh afflictions on account of his vehement expostulations and overbold and reckless words. Yet he knoweth it not in great extremity. The Authorized Version again wholly misses the meaning. Translate, with the Revised Version, Neither doth he greatly regard (Job's) arrogance.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and further,
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[in] His anger
אַפּ֑וֹ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

He has not punished
פָּקַ֣ד (pā·qaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

[or]
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

taken much notice
יָדַ֖ע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

of folly.
בַּפַּ֣שׁ (bap·paš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6580: Extremity


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