New Living Translation
You may tear out your hair in anger, but will that destroy the earth? Will it make the rocks tremble?
King James Bible
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Darby Bible Translation
Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
World English Bible
You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
Young's Literal Translation
(He is tearing himself in his anger.) For thy sake is earth forsaken? And removed is a rock from its place?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:4 He - Job. Thou art thy own tormentor. Forsaken - Shall God give over the government of the earth for thy sake, to prevent thy complaints and clamours? Shall the counsels of God, which are more immoveable than rocks, and the whole course of his providence be altered to comply with thy humours?
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Do you think we are mere animals? Do you think we are stupid?
"Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow.
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