Job 8:20
New International Version
"Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of evildoers.

New Living Translation
"But look, God will not reject a person of integrity, nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.

English Standard Version
“Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers.

Berean Study Bible
Behold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers.

New American Standard Bible
"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.

King James Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

Christian Standard Bible
Look, God does not reject a person of integrity, and he will not support evildoers.

Contemporary English Version
We know God doesn't reject an innocent person or help a sinner.

Good News Translation
But God will never abandon the faithful or ever give help to evil people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, God does not reject a person of integrity, and He will not support evildoers.

International Standard Version
Surely God won't reject those who are blameless or hold hands with those who practice evil.

NET Bible
"Surely, God does not reject a blameless man, nor does he grasp the hand of the evildoers.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Certainly, God does not reject a person of integrity or give a helping hand to wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, God will not cast away an innocent man, Neither will He uphold the evil-doers;

New American Standard 1977
“Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man; neither will he help the evil doers.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he help the evil doers:

American King James Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

American Standard Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord will by no means reject the harmless man; but he will not receive any gift of the ungodly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God will not cast away the simple, nor reach out his hand to the evildoer:

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.

English Revised Version
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

World English Bible
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
19Surely this is the joy of His way; yet others will spring from the dust. 20Behold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers. 21He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with a shout of joy.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:25
Far be it from You to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Will not the Judge of all the earth do what is right?"

Job 4:7
Consider now: Who has perished when he was innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?

Job 21:30
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, delivered from the day of wrath.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

God

Job 4:7
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?

Job 9:22
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

Psalm 37:24,37
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand…

help the evil doers.

Isaiah 45:1
Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;







Lexicon
Behold,
הֶן־ (hen-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

God
אֵ֭ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

reject
יִמְאַס־ (yim·’as-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

the blameless,
תָּ֑ם (tām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8535: Complete, pious, gentle, dear

nor will He
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

strengthen
יַ֝חֲזִ֗יק (ya·ḥă·zîq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

the hand
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of evildoers.
מְרֵעִֽים׃ (mə·rê·‘îm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad
Verse 20. - Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man. Bildad winds up with words of apparent trust in, and good will towards, Job. God is absolutely just, and will neither forsake the righteous man nor uphold the wicked one. If Job is, as he says, true to God, upright, and (humanly speaking) "perfect," then he has only to go on trusting God; God will not leave him "till he fill his mouth with laughing, and his lips with rejoicing" (ver 21); then "they that irate him shall be clothed with shame, and their dwelling-place shall come to nought' (ver. 22); but if, as we feel instinctively that Bildad believes, Job is not "perfect," but "an evil-doer," then he must expect no relief, no lull in his sufferings; he is obnoxious to all the threatenings which have formed the bulk of Bildad's discourse (vers. 8-20) - be may look to being cut off, like the rush and the flag (vers. 11, 12), crushed like the spider's web (ver. 14), destroyed, and forgotten, like the rapidly growing gourd (Vers. 16-19); he must look for no help from God (ver. 20); but must be contented to pass away and make room for men of a better stamp (ver. 19). Neither will he help the evil-doers; literally, neither will he grasp the hand of evil-doers; i.e. though he may support them for a while, he will not maintain them firmly and constantly. 8:20-22 Bildad here assures Job, that as he was so he should fare; therefore they concluded, that as he fared so he was. God will not cast away an upright man; he may be cast down for a time, but he shall not be cast away for ever. Sin brings ruin on persons and families. Yet to argue, that Job was an ungodly, wicked man, was unjust and uncharitable. The mistake in these reasonings arose from Job's friends not distinguishing between the present state of trial and discipline, and the future state of final judgment. May we choose the portion, possess the confidence, bear the cross, and die the death of the righteous; and, in the mean time, be careful neither to wound others by rash judgments, nor to distress ourselves needlessly about the opinions of our fellow-creatures.
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