Job 12:6

“The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that prouoke God are secure, into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The tents of the destroyers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure, Whom God brings into their power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The tents of robbers prosper, And they that provoke God are secure; Into whose hand God bringeth `abundantly'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is wealth in the tents of those who make destruction, and those by whom God is moved to wrath are safe; even those whose god is their strength.
- Basic English Bible

The tents of desolators are in peace, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand +God bringeth.
- Darby Bible

The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
- Webster's Bible

The tents of robbers prosper. Those who provoke God are secure, who carry their God in their hands.
- World English Bible

At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The tents of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure, in whatsoever God bringeth into their hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:6


12:6 Are secure - Job's friends had all supposed, that wicked men cannot prosper long in the world. This Job opposes, and maintains, that God herein acts as sovereign, and reserves that exact distribution of rewards and punishments for the other world.


Discussion for Job 12:6

  • Ego entices evil and measures a man by the amount of physical wealth he has acquired. Self-serving people chase after worldly riches, many times without regard to the suffering they cause along the way. Physical things like wealth and possessions make people feel secure, when in fact it causes them to become blind and naked in the spiritual things. God gave us free will to choose "the world " or Him.

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