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But God will never abandon the faithful or ever give help to evil people.
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God will not cast away the simple, nor reach out his hand to the evil doer:
Job 4:7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished being innocent? or when were the just destroyed?
Job 9:22 One thing there is that I have spoken, both the innocent and the wicked he consumeth.
Psalm 37:24,37 When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord putteth his hand under him. . . .
Psalm 94:14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
help the evil doers.
Isaiah 45:1 Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.
ContextBildad: Job Should Repent
…19For this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again out of the earth. 20God will not cast away the simple, nor reach out his hand to the evil doer:21Until thy mouth be filled with laughter, and thy lips with rejoicing.…
Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished being innocent? or when were the just destroyed?
Because the wicked man is reserved to the day of destruction, and he shall be brought to the day of wrath.
Additional TranslationsBehold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers.Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
For the Lord will by no means reject the harmless man; but he will not receive any gift of the ungodly.
Behold, God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.
Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
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