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Job 24:22

    Job 24:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He draws also the mighty with his power: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But God by his power gives long life to the strong; he gets up again, though he has no hope of life.

    Webster's Revision

    Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.

    World English Bible

    Yet God preserves the mighty by his power. He rises up who has no assurance of life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He draweth away the mighty also by his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:22

    He draweth also the mighty - Calmet gives the following version of the original: "He draws with him guards for his defense; he raises himself up, and does not feel assured of his life." In the midst even of his guards he is afraid; and dares not put confidence in any person. This is an admirable delineation of the inquietudes and terrors of a tyrant.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:22

    He draweth also the mighty with his power - The word here rendered draweth (משׁך mâshak), means to draw; and then, to lay hold of, to take, to take away, and, hence, to remove, to destroy; Psalm 28:3; Ezekiel 22:20. The idea here seems to be, that his acts of oppression and cruelty were not confined to the poor and the defenseless. Even the great and the mighty were also exposed, and he spared none. No one was safe, and no rights could be regarded as secure. The character here described is one that pertains to a tyrant, or a conqueror, and Job probably meant to describe some such mighty man, who was regardless alike of the rights of the high and the low.

    He riseth up - When he rises up; that is, when he enters on an enterprise, or goes forth to accomplish his wicked purposes.

    And no man is sure of life - From the dread of him even the great and mighty have no security. This language will well describe the character of an Oriental despot. Having absolute power, no man, not even the highest in rank, can feel that his life is safe if the monarch becomes in any way offended. Yet, Job says that even such a despot was permitted to live in prosperity, and to die without any remarkable proof of the divine displeasure.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 24:22

    24:22 Draweth - Into his net.
    Book: Job