Job 27:8

“For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soule?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, When God requires his life?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For what is the hope of the sinner when he is cut off, when God takes back his soul?
- Basic English Bible

For what is the hope of the ungodly, when [God] cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?
- Darby Bible

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
- Webster's Bible

For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
- World English Bible

For what [is] the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?
- Youngs Literal Bible

For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, when God taketh away his soul?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 27:8


27:8 Though - Though they prosper in the world. God, as the judge takes it away, to be tried, and determined to its everlasting state. And what will his hope be then? It will be vanity and a lie; it will stand him in no stead.


Discussion for Job 27

  • BSP
    Job didn't know if his illness was going to take his life, but until he lost his life he was going to maintain his integrity.
  • Bella
    We can in verse 27 how Job did not allow others to make him think that he had failed as an integrity keeper. Job set a good example for us of cultivating a strong love for Jehovah God.
  • To these men trying to point out His problems, he said, I 'm going to hang on to my righteousness. I 'm not going to omit I 'm wrong. This hardness develops quickly within self-righteous people. to the point they won 't let anyone tell them what to do. Read the parable of the publican Luke,18:10-11
  • Over whelming powerful. I see all job was saying of the father and his majesty. I see the evil he speaks of today in our world. How the poor keep getting poorer and The hungry and the naked are not fed yet or clothed yet. With all the billionares in this world nothing has changed and will not. UNTIL ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT CONTRIBUTE BUT POLLUTE AND CORRUPT ARE NO MORE.
  • Job was such an excellent example of displaying integrity Job went through so many difficult situations all at the same time but he maintained his loyalty to Jehovah God This is an encouraging example for us to keep our integrity to God no matter what we face
  • Nino maina
    We should give as we receive.

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