New International Version
"Surely God does not reject one who is blameless or strengthen the hands of 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man - This is another of the maxims of the ancients, which Bildad produces: "As sure as he will punish and root out the wicked, so surely will he defend and save the righteous."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
help the evil doers. Heb. take the ungodly by the hand
LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
"Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished? Where were the upright ever destroyed?
that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath?
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