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Job 36:8

    Job 36:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if they have been prisoned in chains, and taken in cords of trouble,

    Webster's Revision

    And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions;

    World English Bible

    If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if they be bound in fetters, and be taken in the cords of affliction;

    Definitions for Job 36:8

    Bound - Landmark.
    Fetters - Bonds; chains.
    Holden - Held.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:8

    And if they be bound in fetters - These are means which God uses, not of punishment, but of correction.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:8

    And if they be bound in fetters - That is, if the righteous are thrown into prison, and are subjected to oppressions and trials, or if they are chained down, as it were, on a bed of pain, or crushed by heavy calamities, the eye of God is still upon them. Their sufferings should not be regarded either as proof that they are hypocrites, or that God is regardless of them, and is indifferent whether people are good or evil. The true solution of the difficulty was, that God was then accomplishing purposes of discipline, and that happy results would follow if they would receive affliction in a proper manner.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 36:8

    36:8 If - Through the vicissitude of worldly affairs, they are brought from their throne into a prison, as sometimes hath been done.
    Book: Job