Job 21:14
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Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire to know your ways.

King James Bible
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Darby Bible Translation
And they say unto God, Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways!

World English Bible
They tell God, 'Depart from us, for we don't want to know about your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They say unto God - This is the language of their conduct, though not directly of their lips.

Depart from us - Let us alone; we do not trouble thee. Thy ways are painful; we do not like cross-bearing. Thy ways are spiritual; we wish to live after the flesh. We have learned to do our own will; we do not wish to study thine.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they say

Job 22:17 Which said to God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

Psalm 10:4,11 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts...

Luke 8:28,37 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus...

Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag...

John 15:23,24 He that hates me hates my Father also...

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

for we

Proverbs 1:7,22,29 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 8:45-47 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not...

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

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Not Now, but Hereafter!
It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether the Rewards Assigned to the Beatitudes Refer to this Life?
Objection 1: It would seem that the rewards assigned to the beatitudes do not refer to this life. Because some are said to be happy because they hope for a reward, as stated above [1672](A[1]). Now the object of hope is future happiness. Therefore these rewards refer to the life to come. Objection 2: Further, certain punishments are set down in opposition to the beatitudes, Lk. 6:25, where we read: "Woe to you that are filled; for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh, for you shall mourn and
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
"O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out" (Rom. 11:33). "Salvation is of the LORD" (Jonah 2:9); but the Lord does not save all. Why not? He does save some; then if He saves some, why not others? Is it because they are too sinful and depraved? No; for the Apostle wrote, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief" (1
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Job 22:17
They said to God, 'Leave us alone! What can the Almighty do to us?'

Job 34:27
because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways.

Job 35:10
But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,

Proverbs 1:29
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

Isaiah 30:11
Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!"

Jeremiah 9:6
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.

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