New International Version
The upright are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.
King James Bible
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
Darby Bible Translation
Upright men [shall be] astonished at this, and the innocent shall be stirred up against the ungodly;
World English Bible
Upright men shall be astonished at this. The innocent shall stir up himself against the godless.
Young's Literal Translation
Astonished are the upright at this, And the innocent against the profane Stirreth himself up.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Upright men shall be astonied - In several of these verses Job is supposed to speak prophetically of his future restoration, and of the good which religious society should derive from the history of his original affluence, consequent poverty and affliction, and final restoration to health, peace, and prosperity. The upright will receive the account with astonishment, and wonder at the dispensations of the Almighty; while hypocrites, false professors and the sour-headed, godly, shall be unmasked, and innocent men, whether in affliction or affluence, shall be known to be favourites of the Almighty.
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Library9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better …
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser
Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.
The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying,
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