Job 30:24

“Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the graue, though they cry in his destruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out {his} hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit doth not one stretch out the hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Has not my hand been stretched out in help to the poor? have I not been a saviour to him in his trouble?
- Basic English Bible

Indeed, no prayer [availeth] when he stretcheth out [his] hand: though they cry when he destroyeth.
- Darby Bible

Yet he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
- Webster's Bible

However doesn't one stretch out a hand in his fall? Or in his calamity therefore cry for help?
- World English Bible

Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Surely none shall put forth his hand to a ruinous heap, neither because of these things shall help come in one's calamity,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 30:24


30:24 To the grave - The hand of God's wrath will not follow me beyond death; I shall then be safe and easy: Tho' men cry in his destruction: tho' most men cry and are affrighted, while they are dying, while the body is sinking into destruction; yet I desire it, I have nothing to fear therein, since I know that my redeemer liveth.


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