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Job 21:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they say unto God, Depart from us; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they say unto *God, Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yet they said unto GOD, Depart from us, and, In the knowledge of thy ways, find we no pleasure.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they say to God, 'Turn aside from us, And the knowledge of Thy ways We have not desired.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore they say vnto God, Depart from vs: for we desire not the knowledge of thy wayes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Yet [such a man] says to the Lord, Depart from me; I desire not to know thy ways.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore they say unto El, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore they say 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto “Ėl אֵל, 410
{0410} Prime
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
Depart 5493
{5493} Prime
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
from x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
us; for we desire 2654
{2654} Prime
A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the knowledge 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
of thy ways. 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 21:14

_ _ Therefore — rather, “And yet they are such as say,” etc., that is, say, not in so many words, but virtually, by their conduct (so the Gergesenes, Matthew 8:34). How differently the godly (Isaiah 2:3).

_ _ ways — The course of action, which God points out; as in Psalms 50:23, Margin.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 21:7-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 21:14

Therefore — Because of their constant prosperity. Say — Sometimes in words, but commonly in their thoughts and the language of their lives.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 21:14

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the (g) knowledge of thy ways.

(g) They desire nothing more than to be exempt from all subjection that they should bear to God, thus Job shows his adversaries, that if they reason only by that which is seen by common experience the wicked who hate God are better dealt withal than they who love him.

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they say:

Job 22:17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?
Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see [it].
Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
Habakkuk 1:15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
John 15:23-24 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. ... If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

for we:

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
John 3:19-20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 8:45-47 And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not. ... He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. ... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; ... And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
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Jb 22:17. Ps 10:4, 11. Pv 1:7, 22, 29. Hab 1:15. Lk 8:28, 37. Jn 3:19; 8:45; 15:23. Ro 1:28; 8:7. 2Th 2:10. 2Ti 4:3.

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