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Job 22:18

    Job 22:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Though he made their houses full of good things: but the purpose of the evil-doers is far from me!

    Webster's Revision

    Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    World English Bible

    Yet he filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yet he fired their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 22:18

    But the counsel of the wicked is far from me - Sarcastically quoting Job's words, Job 21:14, Job 21:16. Job, having in the preceding chapter described the wicked, who said unto the Almighty, "Depart from us," etc., adds, But the counsel of the wicked is far from me. Eliphaz here, having described the impious, among whom he evidently ranks Job, makes use of the same expression, as if he had said, "Thank God, I have no connection with you nor your companions, nor is my mind contaminated by your creed."

    Barnes' Notes on Job 22:18

    Yet he filled their houses with good things - This is undoubtedly a biting sarcasm. Job had maintained that such people were prosperous. "Yes," says Eliphaz, "their houses were well filled! They were signally blessed and prospered!"

    But the counsel of the wicked is far from me - This is the very language of Job, Job 21:16. It is used here sarcastically. "Far from me," you say, "be the counsel of the wicked. Thus you defend them, and attempt to show that they are the favorites of heaven! You attempt to prove that God must and will bless them! Far from me, say I, be the counsel of the wicked! With them I have no part, no lot. I will not defend them ... I will not be their advocate!" The object is, to show that, notwithstanding all that Job had said, he was secretly the advocate of the wicked, and stood up as their friend.
    Book: Job