Job 8:18
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New International Version
But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, 'I never saw you.'

King James Bible
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.

Darby Bible Translation
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him: I have not seen thee!

World English Bible
If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'

Young's Literal Translation
If one doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Job 8:19 The heavens shall disclose his iniquity,

And the earth shall rise up against him.

Brimstone shall be rained down upon his dwelling.

Below shall his root be burnt up,

And above shall his branch be cut off.

Counsellors he leadeth captive,

And judges he maketh distracted.

He bewildereth the judgment of the leaders of the people of the land,

And causeth them to wander in a pathless dessert:

They grope about in darkness, even without a glimpse;

Yea, he maketh them to reel like the drunkard.

His roots shall be entangled in a rock;

With a bed of stones shall he grapple;

Utterly shall it drink him up from his place;

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Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

Job 20:9 The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

Psalm 37:10,36 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be...

Psalm 73:18,19 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

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Two Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 7:8
The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more.

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

Job 8:17
it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the stones.

Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

Job 20:9
The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more.

Psalm 103:16
the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.

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