New American Standard Bible
"Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
King James Bible
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Because there is wrath, beware lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee.
World English Bible
Don't let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.
Young's Literal Translation
Lest He move thee with a stroke, And the abundance of an atonement turn thee not aside.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because there is wrath - That is, the wrath of God is to be dreaded. The meaning is, that if Job persevered in the spirit which he had manifested, he had every reason to expect that God would suddenly cut him off. He might now repent and find mercy, but he had shown the spirit of those who were rebellions in affliction, and if he persevered in that, he had nothing to expect but the wrath of God.
With his stroke - With his smiting or chastisement; compare Job 34:26.
Then a great ransom cannot deliver thee - Margin, "turn thee aside." The meaning is, that a great ransom could not prevent him from being cut off. On the meaning of the word ransom, see the notes at Job 33:24. The idea here is, not that a great ransom could not deliver him "after" he was cut off and consigned to hell - which would be true; but that when he had manifested a spirit of insubmission a little longer, nothing could save him from being cut off from the land of the living. God would not spare him on account; of wealth, or rank, or age, or wisdom. None of these things would be a "ransom" in virtue of which his forfeited life would be preserved.
LibraryWhether Christ Will Judge under the Form of his Humanity?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ will not judge under the form of His humanity. For judgment requires authority in the judge. Now Christ has authority over the quick and the dead as God, for thus is He the Lord and Creator of all. Therefore He will judge under the form of His Godhead. Objection 2: Further, invincible power is requisite in a judge; wherefore it is written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities." Now invincible power …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Judicial Power Corresponds to Voluntary Poverty?
Then let him be gracious to him, and say, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom';
"Will your riches keep you from distress, Or all the forces of your strength?
No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--
The LORD said, "Do you have good reason to be angry?"
Then God said to Jonah, "Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?" And he said, "I have good reason to be angry, even to death."
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