Job 34:8
New International Version
He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with the wicked.

New Living Translation
He chooses evil people as companions. He spends his time with wicked men.

English Standard Version
who travels in company with evildoers and walks with wicked men?

Berean Study Bible
He keeps 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.

New King James Version
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?

New American Standard Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of injustice, And walks with wicked people?

NASB 1995
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?

NASB 1977
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, And walks with wicked men?

Amplified Bible
Who goes in company with those who do evil And walks with wicked men?

Christian Standard Bible
He keeps company with evildoers and walks with wicked men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He keeps company with evildoers and walks with wicked men.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was a partner and a friend to workers of evil, walking with men who are sinners

Brenton Septuagint Translation
saying, I have not sinned, nor committed ungodliness, nor had fellowship with workers of iniquity, to go with the ungodly.

Contemporary English Version
He spends his time with sinners,

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.

Good News Translation
He likes the company of evil people and goes around with sinners.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who travels with troublemakers and associates with evil people?

International Standard Version
traffics in those who practice evil, and walks with wicked people?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men.

Literal Standard Version
And he has traveled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.

NET Bible
He goes about in company with evildoers, he goes along with wicked men.

New Heart English Bible
Who goes in company with evildoers, and walks with wicked men?

World English Bible
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men?

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath travelled for company With workers of iniquity, So as to go with men of wickedness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
7What man is like Job, who drinks up derision like water? 8He keeps company with evildoers and walks with wicked men. 9For he has said, ‘It profits a man nothing that he should delight in God.’…

Cross References
Job 22:15
Will you stay on the ancient path that wicked men have trod?

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


Treasury of Scripture

Which goes in company with the workers of iniquity, and walks with wicked men.

Job 2:10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 11:3
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Job 15:5
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.









(8) And walketh with wicked men.--This was the charge that was brought against Job by Eliphaz (Job 15:4-5; Job 22:15).

Verse 8. - Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity. It is impossible to supply any other antecedent to "which" than Job himself. Elihu therefore accuses Job of having turned aside from righteousness, and betaken himself to the "counsel of the ungodly, the way of sinners, and the seat of the scornful" (Psalm 1:1). This is grossly to exaggerate Job's faults of temper, and puts Elihu very nearly on a level with Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar in respect of misconception and rudeness. And walketh with wicked men. If no more is meant than that Job has adopted principles and arguments commonly used by wicked men (Canon Cook), the language employed is unfortunate.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He keeps
וְאָרַ֣ח (wə·’ā·raḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 732: To wander, journey, go

company
לְ֭חֶבְרָה (lə·ḥeḇ·rāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2274: Association, company

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

evildoers
פֹּ֣עֲלֵי (pō·‘ă·lê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6466: To do, make, to practise

and walks
וְ֝לָלֶ֗כֶת (wə·lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

wicked
רֶֽשַׁע׃ (re·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7562: Wickedness

men.
אַנְשֵׁי־ (’an·šê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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