Job 22:20

“Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereas our substance is not cut downe, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Saying,} 'Truly our adversaries are cut off, And their abundance the fire has consumed.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Saying', Surely they that did rise up against us are cut off, And the remnant of them the fire hath consumed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, Truly, their substance is cut off, and their wealth is food for the fire.
- Basic English Bible

Is not he who rose against us destroyed, and doth not the fire consume his residue?
- Darby Bible

Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.
- Webster's Bible

saying, 'Surely those who rose up against us are cut off. The fire has consumed the remnant of them.'
- World English Bible

`Surely our substance hath not been cut off, And their excellency hath fire consumed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Surely their substance is cut off, and their abundance the fire hath consumed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 22:20


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.


Discussion for Job 22:20

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