Job 8:20

“Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will hee helpe the euill doers:”

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Other Translations

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect [man], neither will he help the evil doers:
- King James Version

"Lo, God will not reject {a man of} integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, Neither will he uphold the evil-doers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, God will not give up him who is without sin, and will not take evil-doers by the hand.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, God will not cast off a perfect man, neither will he take evil-doers by the hand.
- Darby Bible

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
- Webster's Bible

Behold, God will not cast away a blameless man, neither will he uphold the evildoers.
- World English Bible

Lo, God doth not reject the perfect, Nor taketh hold on the hand of evil doers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, God will not cast away an innocent man, neither will He uphold the evil-doers;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:20


8:20 Behold - God who will not help the evildoer, will not cast away a good man, tho he may be cast down. Yet it may be, he will not be lifted up in this world: and therefore Bildad could not infer, that if Job was not restored to temporal prosperity, he was not a good man. Let us judge nothing before the time, but wait 'till the secrets of all hearts are revealed, and the present difficulties of providence solved, to universal and everlasting satisfaction.


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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