New American Standard Bible
"Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.
King James Bible
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Darby Bible Translation
Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in secret.
World English Bible
Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.
Young's Literal Translation
Hide them in the dust together, Their faces bind in secret.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hide them in the dust together; - compare Isaiah 2:10. The meaning seems to be, that God had power to prostrate the wicked in the dust of the earth, and he calls upon Job to show his power by doing the same thing.
And bind their faces in secret - The word "faces" here is probably used (like the Greek πρίσωπα prisōpa to denote "persons." The phrase" to bind them," is expressive of having them under control or subjection; and the phrase "in secret" may refer to some secret or safe place - as a dungeon or prison. The meaning of the whole is, that God had power to restrain and control the haughty and the wicked, and he appeals to Job to do the same.
LibraryWhether at the Coming Judgment the Angels Will be Judged?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angels will be judged at the coming judgment. For it is written (1 Cor. 6:3): "Know you not that we shall judge angels?" But this cannot refer to the state of the present time. Therefore it should refer to the judgment to come. Objection 2: Further, it is written concerning Behemoth or Leviathan, whereby the devil is signified (Job 40:28): "In the sight of all he shall be cast down"; and (Mk. 1:24)* the demon cried out to Christ: "Why art Thou come to destroy us …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Letter xx. Self-Examination.
Book vii. On the Useful or the Ordinary
"But we are all as an Unclean Thing, and all Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags,"
"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.
Enter the rock and hide in the dust From the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty.
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