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Job 36:7

    Job 36:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: But with kings upon the throne He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Lifting them up to the seat of kings, and making them safe for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: But with kings upon the throne He setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.

    World English Bible

    He doesn't withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne, he sets them forever, and they are exalted.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings upon the throne he setteth them for ever, and they are exalted.

    Definitions for Job 36:7

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:7

    He withdraweth not his eyes - Exactly similar to those words of David, Psalm 34:15 : "The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous."

    But with kings are they on the throne - I think the words should be read thus: - "But with kings upon the throne shall he place them; and they shall be exalted for ever." The word וישיבם vaiyeshibem, he will establish or place them, should be added to the first clause, as I have done; and then the sense becomes much clearer. Instead of לנצח fo da lanetsach, forever, perhaps to victory would be a better sense: "But with kings upon the throne will he place them; and they shall be exalted or triumph to victory." This is precisely the same idea, and conveyed in nearly the same words, as that of our Lord: - "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne;" Revelation 3:21. "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, to him be glory," etc.; Revelation 1:5, Revelation 1:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:7

    He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous - That is, he constantly observes them, whether they are in the more elevated or humble ranks of life. Even though he afflicts them, his eye is upon them, and he does not forsake them. It will be remembered that one of the difficulties to be accounted for was, that they who professed to be righteous are subjected to severe trials. The friends of Job had maintained that such a fact was in itself proof that they who professed to be pious were not so, but were hypocrites. Job had verged to the other extreme, and had said that it looked as if God had forsaken those that loved him, and that there was no advantage in being righteous; notes, Job 35:2. Elihu takes a middle ground, and says that neither was the correct opinion. It is true, he says, that the righteous are afflicted, but they are not forsaken. The eye of God is still upon them, and he watches over them, whether on the throne or in dungeons, in order "to bring good results" out of their trials.

    But with kings are they on the throne - That is, if the righteous are in the state of the highest earthly honor and prosperity, God is with them, and is their protector and friend. The same thing Elihu, in the following verses, says is true respecting the righteous, when they are in the most down-trodden and depressed condition.

    Yea, he doth establish them for ever - The meaning of this is, that they are regarded by God with favor. When righteous kings "are" thus prospered, and have a permanent and peaceful reign, it is God who gives this prosperity to them. They are under his watchful eye, and his protecting hand.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 36:7

    36:7 He - Never ceases to care for and watch over them. Exalted - They continue to be exalted; they are not cast down from their dignity, as the wicked commonly are.
    Book: Job