New American Standard Bible
"Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God."
King James Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.
Darby Bible Translation
Surely, such are the dwellings of the unrighteous man, and such the place of him that knoweth not �God.
World English Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the unrighteous. This is the place of him who doesn't know God."
Young's Literal Translation
Only these are tabernacles of the perverse, And this the place God hath not known.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked - The conclusion or sum of the whole matter. The meaning is, that the habitations of all that knew not God would be desolate - a declaration which Job could not but regard as aimed at himself; compare Job 20:29. This is the close of this harsh and severe speech. It is no wonder that Job should feel it keenly, and that he "did" feel it is apparent from the following chapter. A string of proverbs has been presented, having the appearance of proof, and as the result of the long observation of the course of events, evidently bearing on his circumstances, and so much in point that he could not well deny their pertinency to his condition. He was stung to the quick, and and gave vent to his agonized feelings in the following chapter.
LibraryThe Difference Between the Two Testaments.
1. Five points of difference between the Old and the New Testaments. These belong to the mode of administration rather than the substance. First difference. In the Old Testament the heavenly inheritance is exhibited under temporal blessings; in the New, aids of this description are not employed. 2. Proof of this first difference from the simile of an heir in pupillarity, as in Gal. 4:1. 3. This the reason why the Patriarchs, under the Law, set a higher value on this life and the blessings of it, …
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion
A Few Sighs from Hell;
'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'
Then Job responded,
"For you say, 'Where is the house of the nobleman, And where is the tent, the dwelling places of the wicked?'
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You And on the families that do not call Your name; For they have devoured Jacob; They have devoured him and consumed him And have laid waste his habitation.
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