Job 22:19

“The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 22:19

The righteous see it, and are glad, and the innocent laugh them to scorne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The righteous see and are glad, And the innocent mock them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The righteous see it, and are glad; And the innocent laugh them to scorn,
- American Standard Version (1901)

The upright saw it and were glad: and those who had done no wrong made sport of them,
- Basic English Bible

The righteous see it, and are glad; and the innocent laugh them to scorn:
- Darby Bible

The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent deride them.
- Webster's Bible

The righteous see it, and are glad. The innocent ridicule them,
- World English Bible

See do the righteous and they rejoice, And the innocent mocketh at them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The righteous saw it, and were glad, and the innocent laugh them to scorn:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 22:19

Wesley's Notes for Job 22:19

22:17 Who - He repeats Job's words, chap.#21:14|,15, but to a contrary purpose. Job alleged them to shew that they prospered notwithstanding their wickedness; and Eliphaz produces them to shew that they were cut off for it.

22:18 Yet - Yet it is true, that for a time God did prosper them, but at last, cut them off in a tremendous manner, But - He repeals Job's words, chap.#21:16|, not without reflection: thou didst say so, but against thy own principle, that God carries himself indifferently towards good and bad; but I who have observed God's terrible judgments upon wicked men, have much more reason to abhor their counsels.

22:20 Because - Because when wicked men are destroyed, they are preserved. He should have said their substance; but he changes the person, and saith, our substance; either as including himself in the member of righteous persons, and thereby intimating that he pleaded the common cause of all such, while Job pleaded the cause of the wicked, or because he would hereby thankfully acknowledge some eminent and particular preservation given to him amongst other righteous men. Remnant - All that was left undestroyed in the general calamity. Fire - Sodom and Gomorrah. As if he had said, thou mayest find here and there an instance, of a wicked man dying in peace. But what is that to the two great instances of the final perdition of ungodly men, the drowning the whole world, and the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah.

22:21 Him - With God, renew thy acquaintance with God by prayer, and repentance for all thy sins, and true humiliation under his hand, and hearty compliance with all his commands, and diligent care to serve and enjoy him. It is our honour, that we are made capable of this acquaintance, our misery that by sin we have lost it; our privilege, that through Christ we may return to it; and our unspeakable advantage, to renew and cultivate it. And be at peace - At peace with God, and at peace with thyself, not fretful or uneasy. Good shall come unto thee - All the good thou canst desire, temporal, spiritual, eternal.

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