New American Standard Bible
"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.
King James Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, �God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.
World English Bible
"Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man - On the meaning of the word perfect, see the note at Job 1:1. The sentiment of Bildad, or the inference which he draws from the whole argument is, that God will be the friend of the pious, but that he will not aid the wicked. This accords with the general sentiment maintained in the argument of the friends of Job.
Neither will he help the evil doers - Margin, "Take the ungodly by the hand." This is in accordance with the Hebrew. The figure is that of taking one by the hand in order to assist him; see Isaiah 42:6.
LibraryWhether all Merits and Demerits, One's Own as Well as those of Others, Will be Seen by Anyone at a Single Glance?
Objection 1: It would seem that not all merits and demerits, one's own as well as those of others, will be seen by anyone at a single glance. For things considered singly are not seen at one glance. Now the damned will consider their sins singly and will bewail them, wherefore they say (Wis. 5:8): "What hath pride profited us?" Therefore they will not see them all at a glance. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher says (Topic. ii) that "we do not arrive at understanding several things at the same …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Instruction for the Ignorant:
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
"Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright destroyed?
"For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury.
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