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Job 8:20

    Job 8:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, God will not give up him who is without sin, and will not take evil-doers by the hand.

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

    World English Bible

    "Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he uphold the evil-doers.

    Definitions for Job 8:20

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 8:20

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man - This is another of the maxims of the ancients, which Bildad produces: "As sure as he will punish and root out the wicked, so surely will he defend and save the righteous."

    Barnes' Notes on Job 8:20

    Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man - On the meaning of the word perfect, see the note at Job 1:1. The sentiment of Bildad, or the inference which he draws from the whole argument is, that God will be the friend of the pious, but that he will not aid the wicked. This accords with the general sentiment maintained in the argument of the friends of Job.

    Neither will he help the evil doers - Margin, "Take the ungodly by the hand." This is in accordance with the Hebrew. The figure is that of taking one by the hand in order to assist him; see Isaiah 42:6.
    Book: Job