Job 4:8
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New Living Translation
My experience shows that those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.

King James Bible
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Darby Bible Translation
Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.

World English Bible
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.

Young's Literal Translation
As I have seen -- ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it!

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:8 Even - As thou hast never seen any example of a righteous man cut off, so I have seen many of wicked men cut off for their wickedness. They - They that designedly work wickedness, first preparing themselves for it, and then continuing to execute it, as husbandmen first plow the ground, and then cast in the feed. Reap - The fruit of their iniquity, the just punishment of it.

Job 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

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The Difference Between Union and Rapture. What Rapture Is. The Blessing it is to the Soul. The Effects of It.
1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one. [1] I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy. [2] It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly.
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

God Far Above Creatures. Job 4:17-21.
God far above creatures. Job 4:17-21. Shall the vile race of flesh and blood Contend with their Creator God? Shall mortal worms presume to be More holy, wise, or just than he? Behold, he puts his trust in none Of all the spirits round his throne: Their natures, when compared with his, Are neither holy, just, nor wise. But how much meaner things are they Who spring from dust, and dwell in clay! Touched by the finger of thy wrath, We faint and vanish like the moth. From night to day, from day to
Isaac Watts—The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

Whether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that not every punishment is inflicted for a sin. For it is written (Jn. 9:3, 2) about the man born blind: "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents . . . that he should be born blind." In like manner we see that many children, those also who have been baptized, suffer grievous punishments, fevers, for instance, diabolical possession, and so forth, and yet there is no sin in them after they have been baptized. Moreover before they are baptized, there is no more sin
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Galatians 6:7
Don't be misled--you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

Galatians 6:8
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

Job 15:31
Let them no longer fool themselves by trusting in empty riches, for emptiness will be their only reward.

Job 15:35
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil. Their womb produces deceit."

Psalm 7:15
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.

Proverbs 1:31
Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.

Proverbs 22:8
Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will come to an end.

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