Job 27:23
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New International Version
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place."

King James Bible
Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Darby Bible Translation
[Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

World English Bible
Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Young's Literal Translation
It clappeth at him its hands, And it hisseth at him from his place.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Men shall clap their hands at him - These two verses refer to the storm, which is to sweep away the ungodly; therefore the word God, in Job 27:22, and men in this verse, should be omitted.

Job 27:22 : "For it shall fall upon him, and not spare: flying from its power he shall continue to fly.

Job 27:23. It shall clap its hands against him, and hiss, וישרק veyishrok, shriek, him out of his place."

Here the storm is personified and the wicked actor is hissed and driven by it from off the stage. It seems it was an ancient method to clap the hands against and hiss a man from any public office, who had acted improperly in it. The populace, in European countries, express their disapprobation of public characters who have not pleased them in the same manner to the present day, by hisses, groans, and the like.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Esther 9:22-25 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to joy...

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.

hiss him

1 Kings 9:8 And at this house, which is high, every one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say...

Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing...

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me...

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Monday, July 30.--l preached at Bingham, ten miles from Nottingham. I really admired the exquisite stupidity of the people. They gaped and stared while I was speaking of death and judgment, as if they had never heard of such things before. And they were not helped by two surly, ill-mannered clergymen, who seemed to be just as wise as themselves. The congregation at Houghton in the evening was more noble, behaving with the utmost decency. Tuesday, 31.--At nine I preached in the market place at Loughborough,
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Job 7:10
He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 28:1
There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined.

Job 34:37
To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."

Lamentations 2:15
All who pass your way clap their hands at you; they scoff and shake their heads at Daughter Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"

Ezekiel 25:6
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet, rejoicing with all the malice of your heart against the land of Israel,

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