Psalm 1:6
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English Standard Version
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

King James Bible
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah knoweth the way of the righteous; But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord knoweth the way of the just: and the way of the wicked shall perish.

English Revised Version
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

17 And Job died, old, and weary of life.

In the very same manner Genesis, Genesis 25:8, Genesis 35:29, records the end of the patriarchs. They died satiated of life; for long life is a gift of God, but neither His greatest nor His final gift.

A New Testament poet would have closed the book of Job differently. He would have shown us how, becoming free from his inward conflict of temptation, and being divinely comforted, Job succumbs to his disease, but waves his palm of victory before the throne of God among the innumerable hosts of those who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. The Old Testament poet, however, could begin his book with a celestial scene, but not end it with the same. True, in some passages, which are like New Testament luminous points in the Old Testament poem, Job dares to believe and to hope that God will indeed acknowledge him after death. But this is a purely individual aspiration of faith - the extreme of hope, which comes forth against the extreme of fear. The unravelment does not correspond to this aspiration. The view of heaven which a Christian poet would have been able to give at the close of the book is only rendered possible by the resurrection and ascension of Christ. So far, what Oehler in his essay on the Old Testament Wisdom (1854, S. 28) says, in opposition to those who think the book of Job is directed against the Mosaic doctrine of retribution, is true: that, on the contrary, the issue of the book sanctions the present life phase of this doctrine anew. But the comfort which this theologically and artistically incomparable book presents to us is substantially none other than that of the New Testament. For the final consolation of every sufferer is not dependent upon the working of good genii in the heavens, but has its seat in God's love, without which even heaven would become a very hell. Therefore the book of Job is also a book of consolation for the New Testament church. From it we learn that we have not only to fight with flesh and blood, but with the prince of this world, and to accomplish our part in the conquest of evil, to which, from Genesis 3:15 onwards, the history of the world tends; that faith and avenging justice are absolutely distinct opposites; that the right kind of faith clings to divine love in the midst of the feeling of wrath; that the incomprehensible ways of God always lead to a glorious issue; and that the suffering of the present time is far outweighed by the future glory - a glory not always revealed in this life and visibly future, but the final glory above. The nature of faith, the mystery of the cross, the right practice of the care of souls, - this, and much besides, the church learns from this book, the whole teaching of which can never be thoroughly learned and completely exhausted.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 37:18-24 The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever...

Psalm 139:1,2 O lord, you have searched me, and known me...

Psalm 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privately laid a snare for me.

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

John 10:14,27 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine...

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...


Psalm 112:10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but he loves him that follows after righteousness.

Matthew 7:13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Cross References
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

2 Timothy 2:19
But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity."

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.

Psalm 9:6
The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.

Psalm 11:6
Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 37:18
The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever;

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