New International Version
When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.
King James Bible
If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
Darby Bible Translation
If thy children have sinned against him, he hath also given them over into the hand of their transgression.
World English Bible
If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
Young's Literal Translation
If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of their transgression,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thy children have sinned - I know thy children have been cut off by a terrible judgment; but was it not because by transgression they had filled up the measure of their iniquity?
And he have cast them away - Has sent them off, says the Targum, to the place of their transgression - to that punishment due to their sins.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he have cast.
for their transgression. Heb. in the hand of their transgression.
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
When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular custom.
While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, "Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.
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