New American Standard Bible
"You say, 'God stores away a man's iniquity for his sons.' Let God repay him so that he may know it.
King James Bible
God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.
Darby Bible Translation
+God layeth up the punishment of his iniquity for his children; he rewardeth him, and he shall know it:
World English Bible
You say, 'God lays up his iniquity for his children.' Let him recompense it to himself, that he may know it.
Young's Literal Translation
God layeth up for his sons his sorrow, He giveth recompense unto him -- and he knoweth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
God layeth up his iniquity for his children - Margin, that is, "the punishment of iniquity." This is a reference evidently to the opinion which "they" had maintained. It may be rendered, "You say that God layeth up iniquity," etc. They had affirmed that not only did God, as a great law, punish the wicked in this life, but that the consequences of their sins passed over to their posterity; or, if "they" were not punished, yet the calamity would certainly come on their descendants; see Job 18:19-20; Job 20:10, Job 20:28. This is the objection which Job now adverts to. The statement of the objection, it seems to me, continues to Job 21:22, where Job says, that no one can teach God knowledge, or prescribe to him what he should do, and then goes on to say, that the "fact" was far different from what they maintained; that there was no such exact distribution of punishments; but that one died in full strength, and another in the bitterness of his soul, and both laid down in the dust, together. This view seems to me to give better sense than any other interpretation which I have seen proposed.
He rewardeth him, and he shall know it - That is, you maintain that God will certainly reward him in this life, and that his dealings with him shall so exactly express the divine view of his conduct, that he shall certainly know what God thinks of his character. This opinion they had maintained throughout the argument, and this Job as constantly called in question.
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