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Job 17:8

    Job 17:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Upright men shall be astonished at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Upright men shall be astonished at this, And the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The upright are surprised at this, and he who has done no wrong is troubled because of the evil-doers.

    Webster's Revision

    Upright men shall be astonished at this, And the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.

    World English Bible

    Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.

    Definitions for Job 17:8

    Astonied - To be taken by surprise.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 17:8

    Upright men shall be astonied - In several of these verses Job is supposed to speak prophetically of his future restoration, and of the good which religious society should derive from the history of his original affluence, consequent poverty and affliction, and final restoration to health, peace, and prosperity. The upright will receive the account with astonishment, and wonder at the dispensations of the Almighty; while hypocrites, false professors and the sour-headed, godly, shall be unmasked, and innocent men, whether in affliction or affluence, shall be known to be favourites of the Almighty.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 17:8

    Upright men shall be astonished at this - At the course of events in regard to me. They will be amazed that God has suffered a holy man to be plunged into such calamities, and to be treated in this manner by his friends. The fact at which he supposes they would be so much astonished was, that the good were afflicted in this manner, and that no relief was furnished.

    And the innocent shall stir up himself - Shall rouse himself, or assume vigor to resist the wicked.

    The hypocrite - The wicked - alluding probably to his professed friends. The idea of hypocrisy which the sentence conveys arises from the fact, that they professed to be "his" friends, and had proved to be false; and that they had professed to be the friends of God, and yet had uttered sentiments inconsistent with any right views of him. He now says, that that could not go unnoticed. The world would be aroused at so remarkable a state of things, and a just public indignation would be the result.
    Book: Job