Job 9:22
New International Version
It is all the same; that is why I say, 'He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.'

New Living Translation
Innocent or wicked, it is all the same to God. That’s why I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’

English Standard Version
It is all one; therefore I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’

Berean Study Bible
It is all the same, and so I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’

King James Bible
This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

New King James Version
It is all one thing; Therefore I say, ‘He destroys the blameless and the wicked.’

New American Standard Bible
“It is all one; therefore I say, ‘He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.’

NASB 1995
"It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'

NASB 1977
“It is all one; therefore I say, ‘He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.’

Amplified Bible
“It is all one; therefore I say, ‘He destroys [both] the blameless and the wicked.’

Christian Standard Bible
It is all the same. Therefore I say, “He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is all the same. Therefore I say, "He destroys both the blameless and the wicked."

American Standard Version
It is all one; therefore I say, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is one, because of this I have said: ‘He is destroying the righteous and the wicked.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore I said, Wrath slays the great and mighty man.

Contemporary English Version
What difference does it make? God destroys the innocent along with the guilty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One thing there is that I have spoken, both the innocent and the wicked he consumeth.

English Revised Version
It is all one; therefore I say, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is all the same. That is why I say, 'He destroys [both] the man of integrity and the wicked.'

International Standard Version
I say it's all the same— he destroys both the blameless and the guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is all one--therefore I say: He destroyeth the innocent and the wicked.

Literal Standard Version
It is the same thing, therefore I said, "" He is consuming the perfect and the wicked.

NET Bible
"It is all one! That is why I say, 'He destroys the blameless and the guilty.'

New Heart English Bible
"It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.

World English Bible
"It is all the same. Therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
It is the same thing, therefore I said, 'The perfect and the wicked He is consuming.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
21Though I am blameless, I have no concern for myself; I despise my own life. 22It is all the same, and so I say, ‘He destroys both the blameless and the wicked.’ 23When the scourge brings sudden death, He mocks the despair of the innocent.…

Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Job 10:8
Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Would You now turn and destroy me?

Job 30:23
Yes, I know that You will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.

Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
It is the same for all: There is a common fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as it is for the one who makes a vow, so it is for the one who refuses to take a vow.


Treasury of Scripture

This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroys the perfect and the wicked.

He destroyeth

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them…

Ezekiel 21:3,4
And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked…

Luke 13:2-4
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? …









Verse 22. - This is one thing; rather, the matter is one or it is all one. There is no difference, that is, between the case of the righteous and the wicked; all are alike sinful in God's sight, all equally "concluded under sin" (Galatians 3:22), and all consequently obnoxious to punishment at his hands (comp. Ecclesiastes 9:2). In a certain sense the statement is true, and corresponds with the argument of Romans 1-3; but no account is taken here of God's gracious forgiveness of sin, much less of the general scheme of redemption, or the compensation for earthly sufferings in an eternity of happiness, on which the hope of the Christian rests. Therefore I said it; rather, therefore I say with the Revised Version. He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked. As far as this world is concerned, it is undoubtedly true that calamities fall alike upon the just and upon the unjust. Death is the lot of all; trouble, suffering, grief, the lot of all (Job 6:7). Nor can it even be said that the wicked in this world suffer more than the good (comp. 1 Oct. 1529). Their sufferings are more the natural consequence of their actions, but do not seem to exceed in amount or severity the sufferings of the good. But this only shows that there must be a future life to redress the apparent injustice of the present one, and set the balance right.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It
הִ֥יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is all the same;
אַחַ֗ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

that is why
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I say,
אָמַ֑רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘He
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

destroys
מְכַלֶּֽה׃ (mə·ḵal·leh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

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

and the wicked.’
וְ֝רָשָׁ֗ע (wə·rā·šā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person


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