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Job 34:24

    Job 34:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sends the strong to destruction without searching out their cause, and puts others in their place.

    Webster's Revision

    He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, And setteth others in their stead.

    World English Bible

    He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, and sets others in their place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He breaketh in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, and setteth others in their stead.

    Definitions for Job 34:24

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:24

    He shall break in pieces - In multitudes of cases God depresses the proud, and raises up the humble and meek. Neither their strength nor number can afford them security.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:24

    He shall break in pieces - He crushes or destroys the great. He is not intimidated by their wealth, their rank, or their number.

    Without number - Margin, more correctly, "searching out." That is, he does it without the protracted process of a judicial investigation. The Hebrew word used here (חקר chêqer) means properly "a searching out," "an examination"; and the meaning here is, that there is no need of his going into a protracted investigation into the lives of wicked people before he brings them to punishment. He sees them at once; knows all their conduct, and may proceed against them without delay. Hence, it is that he comes often in such a sudden manner, and cuts them off. A human tribunal is under a necessity of examining witnesses and of attending to all the palliating circumstances, before it can pronounce a sentence on an offender. But it is not so with God. He judges at once and directly, and comes forth therefore in a sudden manner to cut down the guilty.

    And set others in their stead - Place others in the situation which they now occupy. That is, he can with the utmost case make entire revolutions among people.
    Book: Job