Job 9:24
New International Version
When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he blindfolds its judges. If it is not he, then who is it?

New Living Translation
The whole earth is in the hands of the wicked, and God blinds the eyes of the judges. If he's not the one who does it, who is?

English Standard Version
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; he covers the faces of its judges— if it is not he, who then is it?

Berean Study Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

New American Standard Bible
"The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

King James Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Christian Standard Bible
The earth is handed over to the wicked; he blindfolds its judges. If it isn't he, then who is it?

Contemporary English Version
And who else but God blindfolds the judges, then lets the wicked take over the earth?

Good News Translation
God gave the world to the wicked. He made all the judges blind. And if God didn't do it, who did?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth is handed over to the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it isn't He, then who is it?

International Standard Version
A land is given into the hands of a wicked person; he covers the faces of its judges. If it is not God, then who is it?"

NET Bible
If a land has been given into the hand of a wicked man, he covers the faces of its judges; if it is not he, then who is it?

New Heart English Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The earth is handed over to the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If he isn't the one [doing this], who is?

JPS Tanakh 1917
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covereth the faces of the judges thereof; If it be not He, who then is it?

New American Standard 1977
“The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; he covers the faces of its judges; if it is not he who does this then, who is it and where is he?

King James 2000 Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of its judges; if not he, who then is it?

American King James Version
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

American Standard Version
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covereth the faces of the judges thereof: If it be not he , who then is it?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they are delivered into the hands of the unrighteous man: he covers the faces of the judges of the earth: but if it be not he, who is it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked, he covereth the face of the judges thereof: and if it be not he, who is it then?

Darby Bible Translation
The earth is given over into the hand of the wicked [man]; he covereth the faces of its judges. If not, who then is it?

English Revised Version
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if it be not he, who then is it?

Webster's Bible Translation
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of its judges; if not, where, and who is he?

World English Bible
The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

Young's Literal Translation
Earth hath been given Into the hand of the wicked one. The face of its judges he covereth, If not -- where, who is he?
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
23When the scourge brings sudden death, He mocks the despair of the innocent. 24The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He blindfolds its judges. If it is not He, then who is it? 25My days are swifter than a runner; they flee without seeing any good.…
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 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.

Job 12:17
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools of judges.

Job 16:11
God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.

Job 19:7
Though I cry out, 'Violence!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 21:7
Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?

Job 22:8
while the land belonged to a mighty man, and a man of honor lived on it.

Job 24:12
From the city, men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out, yet God charges no one with wrongdoing.

Malachi 2:17
You have wearied the LORD with your words; yet you ask, "How have we wearied Him?" By saying, "All who do evil are good in the sight of the LORD, and in them He delights," or, "Where is the God of justice?"

Treasury of Scripture

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

earth

Job 12:6-10
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly

Job 21:7-15
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? …

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

he covereth

2 Samuel 15:30
And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2 Samuel 19:4
But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Esther 6:12
And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

if not

Job 24:25
And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Job 32:2
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.







Lexicon
The earth
אֶ֤רֶץ ׀ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

is given
נִתְּנָ֬ה (nit·tə·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

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

of the wicked;
רָשָׁ֗ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

He blindfolds
פְּנֵֽי־ (pə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

its judges.
שֹׁפְטֶ֥יהָ (šō·p̄ə·ṭe·hā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

it is not [He],
לֹ֖א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

then
אֵפ֣וֹא (’ê·p̄ō·w)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 645: Here, now, then

who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

[is] it?
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are
Verse 24. - The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. As a further proof of God's indifference to the sufferings of the innocent, Job adduces the fact that, in the high places of the earth, are mostly set wicked persons, who oppress and persecute the righteous. This has probably been true, in the East at any rate, at all times. He covereth the faces of the judges thereof. God covers up the eyes of those who have to judge between the oppressors and the oppressed, so that they pervert judgment, and side with the oppressors. He does this, since he permits it to be done. Corrupt judges are among the perennial curses of the East. If not, where, and who is he? rather, If it be not he who then is it? (see the Revised Version). Job argues that the established condition of things in human society must be ascribed to God, since (at least) he allows it. There is no one else to whom it can be ascribed. 9:22-24 Job touches briefly upon the main point now in dispute. His friends maintained that those who are righteous and good, always prosper in this world, and that none but the wicked are in misery and distress: he said, on the contrary, that it is a common thing for the wicked to prosper, and the righteous to be greatly afflicted. Yet there is too much passion in what Job here says, for God doth not afflict willingly. When the spirit is heated with dispute or with discontent, we have need to set a watch before our lips.
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