Job 24:23
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New International Version
He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways.

King James Bible
Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

Darby Bible Translation
[God] setteth him in safety, and he resteth thereon; but his eyes are upon their ways.

World English Bible
God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways.

Young's Literal Translation
He giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes are on their ways.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Though it be given him to be in safety - The Vulgate gives this verse a singular turn: Dedit ei Deus locum paenitentiae, et ille abutitur eo in superbiam, "God gave him space for repentance, but he has abused it through pride." This is by no means conformable to the original. I think the words should be translated thus: "He gives them (i.e., the guards) to him for security, and he leans upon them; yet his eyes are upon their ways." Though he have taken the guards, mentioned in the preceding verse, for his personal defense, and for this purpose he uses them; yet he is full of diffidence, and he is continually watching them lest they should be plotting his destruction. The true picture of an Eastern tyrant. Without are fightings; within are fears.

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Psalm 73:3-12 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...

Jeremiah 12:1-3 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...


Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Isaiah 10:8-11 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings...

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day...

Luke 12:16-20,45 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully...

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

yet his eyes

Psalm 10:13,14 Why does the wicked scorn God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it...

Psalm 11:4,5 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men...

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his goings.

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Proverbs 25:21-23 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, there will I bring them down:

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Whether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 10:4
Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?

Job 11:11
Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?

Job 12:6
The tents of marauders are undisturbed, and those who provoke God are secure-- those God has in his hand.

Job 31:4
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?

Job 34:21
"His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.

Psalm 119:168
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

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