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Job 18:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “O you who tear yourself in your anger— For your sake is the earth to be abandoned, Or the rock to be moved from its place?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— One tearing in pieces his own soul in his anger,—For thy sake, shall the earth be forsaken? or the rock be moved out of its place?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— (He is tearing himself in his anger.) For thy sake is earth forsaken? And removed is a rock from its place?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou that destroyest thy soul in thy fury, shall the earth be forsaken for thee, and shall rocks be removed out of their place?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He teareth himselfe in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rocke bee remooued out of his place?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Anger has possessed thee: for what if thou shouldest die; would [the earth] under heaven be desolate? or shall the mountains be overthrown from their foundations?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He teareth 2963
{2963} Prime
A primitive root; to pluck off or pull to pieces; causatively to supply with food (as in morsels).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
himself 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
in his anger: 639
{0639} Prime
From H0599; properly the nose or nostril; hence the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.
shall the earth 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
be forsaken 5800
{5800} Prime
A primitive root; to loosen, that is, relinquish, permit, etc.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
for x4616
(4616) Complement
From H6030; properly heed, that is, purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that.
thee? and shall the rock 6697
{6697} Prime
From H6696; properly a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally a rock or boulder; figuratively a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous).
be removed 6275
{6275} Prime
A primitive root; to remove (intransitively or transitively); figuratively to grow old; specifically to transcribe.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
out of his place? 4725
{4725} Prime
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:4

_ _ Rather, turning to Job, “thou that tearest thyself in anger” (Job 5:2).

_ _ be forsaken? — become desolate. He alludes here to Job’s words as to the “rock,” crumbling away (Job 14:18, Job 14:19); but in a different application. He says bitterly “for thee.” Wert thou not punished as thou art, and as thou art unwilling to bear, the eternal order of the universe would be disturbed and the earth become desolate through unavenged wickedness [Umbreit]. Bildad takes it for granted Job is a great sinner (Job 8:3-6; Isaiah 24:5, Isaiah 24:6). “Shall that which stands fast as a rock be removed for your special accommodation?”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 18:4

He — Job. Thou art thy own tormentor. Forsaken — Shall God give over the government of the earth for thy sake, to prevent thy complaints and clamours? Shall the counsels of God, which are more immoveable than rocks, and the whole course of his providence be altered to comply with thy humours?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 18:4

(c) He teareth himself in his anger: shall the (d) earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

(c) That is, like a madman.

(d) Shall God change the order of nature for your sake, by dealing with you otherwise than he does with all man?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Job 13:14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
Job 16:9 He teareth [me] in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, [even] unto death.
Mark 9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Luke 9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.

Heb. his soul

shall the:

Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah [is] exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.

the rock:

Job 14:18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
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Jb 5:2; 13:14; 14:18; 16:9; 40:8. Is 54:10. Ezk 9:9. Jna 4:9. Mt 24:35. Mk 9:18. Lk 9:39.

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