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Job 34:26

    Job 34:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The evil-doers are broken by his wrath, he puts his hand on them with force before the eyes of all onlookers.

    Webster's Revision

    He striketh them as wicked men In the open sight of others;

    World English Bible

    He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 34:26

    He striketh them as wicked men - At other times he executes his judgments more openly; and they are suddenly destroyed in the sight of the people.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 34:26

    He striketh them as wicked men - literally, "Under the wicked, or on account of the wicked, he smites them." That is, he deals with them "as if" they were wicked; he regards and treats them as such. He deals with them "under" the general character of wicked people, and punishes them accordingly.

    In the open sight of others - Margin, as in Hebrew "in the place of beholders." The idea is, that it is done openly or publicly. Their sins had been committed in secret, but they are punished openly. The manifestation of the divine displeasure is in the presence of spectators, or is so open and public, that it cannot but be seen. It is very probable that in all this description Elihu had his eye upon the public calamities which had come upon Job, and that he meant to include him among the number of mighty men whom God thus suddenly overturned.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 34:26

    34:26 As - Because they are wicked men. In the open light - In publick view for their greater shame, and for the greater glory of his justice.
    Book: Job