Job 8:22
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New International Version
Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more."

King James Bible
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

Darby Bible Translation
They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked be no more.

World English Bible
Those who hate you shall be clothed with shame. The tent of the wicked shall be no more."

Young's Literal Translation
Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Till he fill thy mouth with laughing - Perhaps it may be well to translate after Mr. Good "Even yet may he fill thy mouth with laughter!" The two verses may be read as a prayer; and probably they were thus expressed by Bildad, who speaks with less virulence than his predecessor, though with equal positiveness in respect to the grand charge, viz., If thou wert not a sinner of no mean magnitude, God would not have inflicted such unprecedented calamities upon thee. This most exceptionable position, which is so contrary to matter of fact, was founded upon maxims which they derived from the ancients. Surely observation must have, in numberless instances, corrected this mistake. They must have seen many worthless men in high prosperity, and many of the excellent of the earth in deep adversity and affliction; but the opposite was an article of their creed, and all appearances and facts must take its colouring. Job's friends must have been acquainted, at least, with the history of the ancient patriarchs; and most certainly they contained facts of an opposite nature. Righteous Abel was persecuted and murdered by his wicked brother, Cain. Abram was obliged to leave his own country on account of worshipping the true God; so all tradition has said. Jacob was persecuted by his brother Esau; Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers; Moses was obliged to flee from Egypt, and was variously tried and afflicted, even by his own brethren. Not to mention David, and almost all the prophets. All these were proofs that the best of men were frequently exposed to sore afflictions and heavy calamities; and it is not by the prosperity or adversity of men in this world, that we are to judge of the approbation or disapprobation of God towards them. In every case our Lord's rule is infallible: By their fruits ye shall know them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt...

Psalm 109:29 Let my adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

come to nought. Heb. not be

Job 8:18 If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen you.

Job 7:21 And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust...

Library
Two 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
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 4:21
Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'

Job 8:15
They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.

Job 9:1
Then Job replied:

Job 15:34
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.

Job 18:14
He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.

Job 21:28
You say, 'Where now is the house of the great, the tents where the wicked lived?'

Job 36:6
He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights.

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