New Living Translation
But when it is uprooted, it's as though it never existed!
King James Bible
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
Darby Bible Translation
If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him: I have not seen thee!
World English Bible
If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'
Young's Literal Translation
If one doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:18 He - God, who is the saviour of good men, and the destroyer of the wicked. It - The place; to which denying him, and seeing him, are here ascribed figuratively. Not seen - He shall be so utterly extirpated and destroyed, that there shall be no memorial of him left.
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
You see me now, but not for long. You will look for me, but I will be gone.
They are gone forever from their home--never to be seen again.
Its roots grow down through a pile of stones; it takes hold on a bed of rocks.
yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, 'Where are they?'
Those who once saw them will see them no more. Their families will never see them again.
The wind blows, and we are gone--as though we had never been here.
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