Job 8:4

“If thy children haue sinned against him, and he haue cast them away for their transgression:”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
- King James Version

"If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thy children have sinned against him, And he hath delivered them into the hand of their transgression;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If your children have done evil against him, then their punishment is from his hand.
- Basic English Bible

If thy children have sinned against him, he hath also given them over into the hand of their transgression.
- Darby Bible

If thy children have sinned against him, and he hath cast them away for their transgression;
- Webster's Bible

If your children have sinned against him, He has delivered them into the hand of their disobedience.
- World English Bible

If thy sons have sinned before Him, And He doth send them away, By the hand of their transgression,
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thy children sinned against Him, He delivered them into the hand of their transgression.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:4


8:4 If - If thou wast innocent, thy children, upon whom a great part of these calamities fell, might be guilty; and therefore God is not unrighteous in these proceedings.


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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