Job 34:8
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English Standard Version
who travels in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men?

King James Bible
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

American Standard Version
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who goeth in company with them that work iniquity, and walketh with wicked men?

English Revised Version
Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Then began Elihu and said:

2 Hear, ye wise men, my words,

And ye experienced ones, give ear to me!

3 For the ear trieth words,

As the palate tasteth by eating.

4 Let us find out what is right,

Let us explore among ourselves what is good.

After his first speech Elihu has made a brief pause; now since Job is silent, he begins anew. ויען ויאמר, lxx correctly, here as in all other instances where the phrase occurs: ὑπολαβὼν λέγει, taking up the word he said. The wise and the knowing (Arab. ‛ulamâ), whose attention he bespeaks, are not Job and the three (Umbr., Hahn), who are indeed a party, and as such a subject for the arbitrative appearance of Elihu; also not every one capable of forming a judgment (Hirz.); but those in the circle of spectators and listeners which, as is assumed, has assembled round the disputants (Schlottm.). In Job 33:4 Elihu does not expressly mean his own ear, but that of the persons addressed: he establishes his summons to prove what he says by the general thought brought over from Job 12:11, and as there (comp. Job 5:7; Job 11:12), clothed in the form of the emblematic proverb, - that as there is a bodily, so there is also a mental organ of sense which tries its perceptions. לאכל is not intended as expressing a purpose (ad vescendum), but as a gerundive (vescendo). The phrase בּחר משׁפּט, occurring only here, signifies neither to institute a search for the purpose of decision (Schult. and others), since בחר does not signify to decide upon anything, nor to investigate a cause (Hahn), which would be נבחנה, but to test and choose what is right, δοκιμάζειν καὶ τὸ καλὸν κατέχειν, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, after which the parallel runs: cognoscamus inter nos (i.e., in common) quid bonum.

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Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God...

Job 11:3 Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Job 15:5 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.

Psalm 73:12-15 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches...

Proverbs 1:15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:

Proverbs 2:12 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things;

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Cross References
Job 22:15
Will you keep to the old way that wicked men have trod?

Job 34:9
For he has said, 'It profits a man nothing that he should take delight in God.'

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