Job 34:30
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English Standard Version
that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.

King James Bible
That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

American Standard Version
That the godless man reign not, That there be none to ensnare the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who maketh a man that is a hypocrite to reign for the sins of the people?

English Revised Version
That the godless man reign not, that there be none to ensnare the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the hypocrite may not reign, lest the people should be ensnared.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 He breaketh the mighty in pieces without investigation

And setteth others in their place.

25 Thus He seeth through their works,

And causeth their overthrow by night, thus they are crushed.

26 He smiteth them after the manner of evil-doers

In the sight of the public.

27 For for such purpose are they fallen away from Him

And have not considered any of His ways,

28 To cause the cry of the poor to come up to Him,

And that He should hear the cry of the needy.

He makes short work (לא־חקר for בּלא, as Job 12:24; Job 38:26 : without research, viz., into their conduct, which is at once manifest to Him; not: in an incomprehensible manner, which is unsuitable, and still less: innumerabiles, as Jer., Syr.) with the mighty (כּבּירים, Arab. kibâr, kubarâ), and in consequence of this (fut. consec.) sets up (constituit) others, i.e., better and worthier rulers (comp. אהר, Job 8:19; Isaiah 55:1-13 :15), in their stead. The following לכן is not equivalent to לכן אשׁר, for which no satisfactory instance exists; on the contrary, לכן here, as more frequently, introduces not the real consequence (Job 20:2), but a logical inference, something that directly follows in and with what precedes (corresponding to the Greek ἄρα, just so, consequently), comp. Job 42:3; Isaiah 26:14; Isaiah 61:7; Jeremiah 2:33; Jeremiah 5:2; Zechariah 11:7 (vid., Khler in loc.). Thus, then, as He hereby proves, He is thoroughly acquainted with their actions (מעבּד, nowhere besides in the book of Job, an Aramaizing expression for מעשׂה). This abiding fact of divine omniscience, inferred from the previously-mentioned facts, then serves again in its turn, in Job 34:25, as the source of facts by which it is verified. לילה is by no means an obj. The expositions: et inducit noctem (Jer.), He walks in the night in which He has veiled Himself (Umbr.), convertit eos in noctem (Syr., Arab.), and such like, all read in the two words what they do not imply. It is either to be translated: He throws them by night (לילה as Job 27:20) upon the heaps (הפך as Proverbs 12:7), or, since the verb has no objective suff.: He maketh a reformation or overthrow during the night, i.e., creates during the night a new order of things, and they who stood at the head of the former affairs are crushed by the catastrophe.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

1 Kings 12:28-30 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem...

2 Kings 21:9 But they listened not...

Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Hosea 13:11 I gave you a king in my anger, and took him away in my wrath.

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

2 Thessalonians 2:4-11 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God...

Revelation 13:3,4,11-14 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast...

Cross References
Job 5:15
But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth and from the hand of the mighty.

Job 20:5
that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Job 34:17
Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,

Job 34:29
When he is quiet, who can condemn? When he hides his face, who can behold him, whether it be a nation or a man?--

Job 34:31
"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne punishment; I will not offend any more;

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

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