Job 9:13
New International Version
God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.

New Living Translation
And God does not restrain his anger. Even the monsters of the sea are crushed beneath his feet.

English Standard Version
“God will not turn back his anger; beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab.

Berean Study Bible
God does not restrain His anger; the helpers of Rahab cower beneath Him.

New American Standard Bible
"God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab.

King James Bible
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

Christian Standard Bible
God does not hold back his anger; Rahab's assistants cringe in fear beneath him!

Contemporary English Version
When God showed his anger, the servants of the sea monster fell at his feet.

Good News Translation
God's anger is constant. He crushed his enemies who helped Rahab, the sea monster, oppose him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God does not hold back His anger; Rahab's assistants cringe in fear beneath Him!

International Standard Version
"God doesn't restrain his anger. Rahab's assistants are humiliated under him.

NET Bible
God does not restrain his anger; under him the helpers of Rahab lie crushed.

New Heart English Bible
"God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God does not hold back his anger. Even Rahab's helpers bow humbly in front of him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God will not withdraw His anger; The helpers of Rahab did stoop under Him.

New American Standard 1977
“God will not turn back His anger; Beneath Him crouch the helpers of Rahab.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God will not withdraw his anger, and under him those who help, unto pride are bent over.

King James 2000 Bible
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do bow before him.

American King James Version
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

American Standard Version
God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if he has turned away his anger, the whales under heaven have stooped under him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God, whose wrath no man can resist, and under whom they stoop that bear up the world.

Darby Bible Translation
+God withdraweth not his anger; the proud helpers stoop under him:

English Revised Version
God will not withdraw his anger; the helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.

Webster's Bible Translation
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

World English Bible
"God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

Young's Literal Translation
God doth not turn back His anger, Under Him bowed have proud helpers.
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
12If He snatches away, who can stop Him? Who dares to ask Him, ‘What are You doing?’ 13God does not restrain His anger; the helpers of Rahab cower beneath Him. 14How then can I answer Him or choose my arguments against Him?…
Cross References
Job 26:12
By His power He stilled the sea, and by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

Psalm 87:4
I will mention Rahab and Babylon among those who know Me--along with Philistia, Tyre, and Cush--when I say, "This one was born in Zion."

Psalm 89:10
You crushed Rahab like a carcass; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

Isaiah 30:7
Egypt's help is vain and empty; therefore I have called her, 'Rahab Who Just Sits Still.'

Isaiah 51:9
Awaken, awaken, put on strength, O arm of the LORD. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of long ago. Was it not You who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced through the dragon?

Treasury of Scripture

If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

the proud helpers.

Job 26:12
He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

Job 40:9-11
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? …

Isaiah 30:7
For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.







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

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

restrain
יָשִׁ֣יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

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

the helpers
עֹ֣זְרֵי (‘ō·zə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5826: To surround, protect, aid

of Rahab
רָֽהַב׃ (rā·haḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7293: Rahab -- 'storm', a sea monster

cower
שָׁ֝חֲח֗וּ (ḥă·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7817: To bow, be bowed down, crouch

beneath Him.
תַּחְתָּ֥יו (taḥ·tāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of
(13) Proud helpers.--Literally, helpers of Rahab. (See Isaiah 30:7; Psalm 87:4.) But whether Rahab was Egypt, or a poetical name for the lost archangel, it is impossible to say. If the former, then there is a probable allusion here to the overthrow of Pharaoh and his hosts; but we lack evidence to make it plain. The phrase is evidently used as expressing the very ideal of strength--the race of the giants.

Verse 13. - If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him. There is no "if" in the original; and the passage is best taken categorically: "God does not withdraw his anger;" i.e. the anger which he feels against those who resist him. "The helpers of Rahab do stoop [or, 'are prostrate'] under him." Rahab in this passage, and also in Job 26:12, as well us in Isaiah 51:9, seems to be used as the proper name of some great power of evil Such a power was recognized in the mythology of Egypt, under the names of Set (or Typhon) and of Apophia, the great serpent, continually represented as pierced by Horus (Rawlinson's 'Herodotus,' vol. 2. p. 257; 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 395). In the earlier Aryan myths there is a similar personification of evil in Vitre, called Dasiya, "the Destroyer," and at perpetual enmity with Indra and Agni ('Religions of the Ancient World,' p. 114). The Babylonians and Assyrians had a tradition of a great "war in heaven" ('Records of the Past,' vol. 5. pp. 133-136). carried on by seven spirits, who were finally reduced to subjection. All these seem to be distorted reminiscences of that great conflict, whereof the only trustworthy account is the one contained in the Revelation of St. John, "There was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels" - the "helpers" of the present passage - "and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven" (Revelation 12:7, 8). Job, it seems, had inherited one of such traditions, one in which the power of evil was known as Rahab, "the Proud One;" and he means here to say that God not only holds men in subjection, but also beings much more powerful than man, as Rahab and his helpers, who had rebelled and made war on God, and been east down from heaven, and were now prostrate under God's feet. 9:1-13 In this answer Job declared that he did not doubt the justice of God, when he denied himself to be a hypocrite; for how should man be just with God? Before him he pleaded guilty of sins more than could be counted; and if God should contend with him in judgment, he could not justify one out of a thousand, of all the thoughts, words, and actions of his life; therefore he deserved worse than all his present sufferings. When Job mentions the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints. We are unfit to judge of God's proceedings, because we know not what he does, or what he designs. God acts with power which no creature can resist. Those who think they have strength enough to help others, will not be able to help themselves against it.
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