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Job 35:12

    Job 35:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There they are crying out because of the pride of the evil-doers, but he gives them no answer.

    Webster's Revision

    There they cry, but none giveth answer, Because of the pride of evil men.

    World English Bible

    There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 35:12

    There they cry - They bewail their calamities, but sorrow not for the cause of them; they cry against their oppressors, but they call not upon God.

    Because of the pride of evil men - Or מפני mippeney, from the face, presence, or influence, of the pride of wicked men. They cry for deliverance from the pride of wicked men; but they are not heard, because they cry not to God.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 35:12

    There they cry - They cry out in the language of complaint, but not for mercy.

    Because of the pride of evil men - That is, of their own pride. The pride of men so rebellious, and so disposed to complain of God, is the reason why they do not appeal to him to sustain them and give them relief. This is still as true as it was in the time of Elihu. The pride of the heart, even in affliction, is the true reason with multitudes why they do not appeal to God, and why they do not pray. They have valued themselves on their independence of spirit. They have been accustomed to rely on their own resources. They have been unwilling to recognize their dependence on any being whatever. Even in their trials, the heart is too wicked to acknowledge God, and they would be ashamed to be known to do what they regard as so weak a thing as "to pray." Hence, they complain in their afflictions; they linger on in their sufferings without consolation, and then die without hope. However inapplicable, therefore, this solution of the difficulty may have been to the case of Job, it is "not" inapplicable to the case of multitudes of sufferers. "Many of the afflicted have no peace or consolation in their trials - no 'songs in the night' - because they are too proud to pray!"

    Wesley's Notes on Job 35:12

    35:12 Because - God doth not answer their cries, because they are both evil, wicked and impenitent, and proud, unhumbled for those sins for which God brought these miseries upon them.
    Book: Job