Job 8:18

“If he destroy him from his place, then it shal denie him, saying, I haue not seene thee.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

If he destroy him from his place, then [it] shall deny him, [saying], I have not seen thee.
- King James Version

"If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, {saying,} 'I never saw you.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If he be destroyed from his place, Then it shall deny him, `saying', I have not seen thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If he is taken away from his place, then it will say, I have not seen you.
- Basic English Bible

If he destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him: I have not seen thee!
- Darby Bible

If he shall destroy him from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
- Webster's Bible

If he is destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him, saying, 'I have not seen you.'
- World English Bible

If [one] doth destroy him from his place, Then it hath feigned concerning him, I have not seen thee!
- Youngs Literal Bible

If he be destroyed from his place, then it shall deny him: 'I have not seen thee.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:18


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.


Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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