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Job 27:7

    Job 27:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let my enemy be as the wicked, and he that rises up against me as the unrighteous.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let my hater be like the evil man, and let him who comes against me be as the sinner.

    Webster's Revision

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked, And let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

    World English Bible

    "Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and let him that riseth up against me be as the unrighteous.

    Definitions for Job 27:7

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 27:7

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked - Let my accuser be proved a lying and perjured man, because he has laid to my charge things which he cannot prove, and which are utterly false.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 27:7

    Let mine enemy be as the wicked - This is probably said that he might show that it was not his intention to justify the wicked, and that in all that he had said it was no part of his purpose to express approbation of their course. His friends had charged him with this; but he now solemnly disclaims it, and says that he had no such design. To show how little he meant to justify the wicked, he says that the utmost that he could desire for an enemy would be, that he would be treated as he believed the wicked would be. A similar expression occurs in Daniel 4:19, "My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies;" that is, calamities are coming upon thee indicated by the dream, such as you would desire on your foes; so in Judges 5:31. After the mother of Sisera had anxiously looked for the return of her son from the battle, though he was then slain, the sacred writer adds, "So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord." Thus, when a traitor is executed it is common for the executioner to hold up his head and say, "So let all the enemies of the king die." Job means to say that he had no sympathy with wicked people, and that he believed that they would be punished as certainly and as severely as one could desire his enemy to suffer. Schnurrer supposes that by the enemy here he refers to his friends with whom he had been disputing; but this is to give an unnecessarily harsh construction to the passage.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 27:7

    27:7 Let - I am so far from practicing wickedness, that I abhor the thoughts of it, and if I would wish to be revenged of my enemy, I could wish him no greater mischief than to be a wicked man.
    Book: Job