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Job 34:25

    Job 34:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For he has knowledge of their works, overturning them in the night, so that they are crushed.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; And he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    World English Bible

    Therefore he takes knowledge of their works. He overturns them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore he taketh knowledge of their works; and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:25

    He knoweth their works - He knows what they have done, and what they are plotting to do.

    He overturneth them in the night - In the revolution of a single night the plenitude of power on which the day closed is annihilated. See the cases of Belshazzar and Babylon.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:25

    Therefore he knoweth their works - Or, "Because he knoweth their works." The word (לכן lākên) here rendered "therefore" is evidently used as denoting that since or because he was intimately acquainted with all which they did, he could justly bring vengeance upon them without long investigation.

    And he overturneth them in the night - literally, "he turneth night;" meaning, probably, he turns night upon them; that is, he brings calamity upon them. The word "night" is often used to denote calamity, or ruin. Umbreit understands it in the sense of "turning about the night;" that is, that they had covered up their deeds as in the night, but that God "so turns the night about" as to bring them to the light of day. The Vulgate renders it "et ideireo inducit noctem," "and therefore he brings night;" that is, he brings adversity and ruin. This is probably the correct interpretation.

    So that they are destroyed - Margin, "crushed." The idea is, that when God thus brings adversity upon them, they are prostrated beneath his power.
    Book: Job