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Job 21:31

    Job 21:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he has done?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who will make his way clear to his face? and if he has done a thing, who gives him punishment for it?

    Webster's Revision

    Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

    World English Bible

    Who shall declare his way to his face? Who shall repay him what he has done?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 21:31

    Who shall declare his way to his face? - But while the wicked is in power, who shall dare to tell him to his face what his true character is? or, who shall dare to repay him the evil he has done? As such a person cannot have his punishment in this life, he must have it in another; and for this the day of wrath - the day of judgment, is prepared.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 21:31

    Who shall declare his way to his face? - That is, the face of the wicked. Who shall dare to rise up and openly charge him with his guilt? The idea is, that none would dare to do it, and that, therefore, the wicked man was not punished according to his character here, and was reserved to a day of future wrath.

    And who shall repay him what he hath done? - The meaning is, that many wicked people lived without being punished for their sins. No one was able to recompense them for the evil which they had done, and consequently they lived in security and prosperity. Such were the tyrants and conquerors, who had made the world desolate.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 21:31

    21:31 Declare - His power and splendor are so great, that scarce any man dare reprove him.
    Book: Job