Job 9:13
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English Standard Version
“God will not turn back his anger; beneath him bowed the helpers of Rahab.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
God, whose wrath no man can resist, and under whom they stoop that bear up the world.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 Who removeth mountains without their knowing,

That He hath overturned them in His wrath;

6 Who causeth the earth to shake out of its place,

And its pillars to tremble;

7 Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not,

And sealeth up the stars.

ידעוּ ולא (Job 9:5) may also be translated: without one's perceiving it or knowing why; but it is more natural to take the mountains as the subject. אשׁר, quod, that (not "as," Ewald, 333, a), after ידע, as Ezekiel 20:26; Ecclesiastes 8:12. Even the lofty mountains are quite unconscious of the change which He effects on them in a moment. Before they are aware that it is being done, it is over, as the praet. implies; the destructive power of His anger is irresistible, and effects its purpose suddenly. He causes the earth to start up from its place (comp. Isaiah 13:13) which it occupies in space (Job 26:7); and by being thus set in motion by Him, its pillars tremble, i.e., its internal foundations (Psalm 104:5), which are removed from human perception (Job 38:6). It is not the highest mountains, which are rather called the pillars, as it were the supports, of heaven (Job 26:11), that are meant. By the same almighty will He disposes of the sun and stars. The sun is here called חרס (as in Judges 14:18 חרסה with unaccented ah, and as Isaiah 19:18 ‛Ir ha-Heres is a play upon החרס עיר, Ἡλιούπολις), perhaps from the same root as חרוּץ, one of the poetical names of gold. At His command the sun rises not, and He seals up the stars, i.e., conceals them behind thick clouds, so that the day becomes dark, and the night is not made bright. One may with Schultens think of the Flood, or with Warburton of the Egyptian darkness, and the standing still of the sun at the word of Joshua; but these are only single historical instances of a fact here affirmed as a universal experience of the divine power.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the proud helpers. Heb. the helpers of pride, or strength

Job 26:12 He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud.

Job 40:9-11 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him...

Isaiah 30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Isaiah 31:2,3 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers...

James 4:6,7 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

Cross References
Job 26:12
By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.

Psalm 87:4
Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush-- "This one was born there," they say.

Psalm 89:10
You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

Isaiah 30:7
Egypt's help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her "Rahab who sits still."

Isaiah 51:9
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?

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