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Job 9:13

    Job 9:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    God's wrath may not be turned back; the helpers of Rahab were bent down under him.

    Webster's Revision

    God will not withdraw his anger; The helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.

    World English Bible

    "God will not withdraw his anger. The helpers of Rahab stoop under him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    God will not withdraw his anger; the helpers of Rahab do stoop under him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 9:13

    If God will not withdraw his anger - It is of no use to contend with God; he cannot be successfully resisted; all his opposers must perish.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 9:13

    If God will not withdraw his anger - That is, if he perseveres in inflicting punishment. He will not turn aside his displeasure by any opposition or resistance made to him.

    The proud helpers - Margin, Helpers of pride, or, strength. Jerome renders this, "under whom they who bear up the world bow down." The Septuagint, not less singularly, "by him the whales (or monsters - κήτος ketos) which are under heaven, are bowed down." Codurcus renders it, "aids of pride," and understands by it all the things on which proud men rely, as wealth, health, rank, talent. So Dr. Good renders it, "the supports of the proud." The meaning is, probably, that all those things which contribute to the support of pride, or all those persons who are allied together to maintain the dominion of pride on the earth, must sink under the wrath of God. Or it may refer to those who sustain the pride of state and empire - the men who stand around the thrones of monarchs, and who contribute, by their talent and power, to uphold the pomp and magnificence of courts. On the meaning of the word here rendered pride (רהב rahab), see the notes at Isaiah 30:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 9:13

    9:13 Helpers - Those who undertake to uphold and defend one another against him. Stoop - Fall and are crushed by him.
    Book: Job