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Job 24:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— From out of the populous city men groan, And the soul of the wounded crieth out: Yet God regardeth not the folly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly [to them].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “From the city men groan, And the souls of the wounded cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly [to them].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out; and +God imputeth not the impiety.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Out of the city—out of the houses, they make outcry. and, the soul of the wounded, calleth for help, and, GOD, doth not regard it as foolish.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Because of enmity men do groan, And the soul of pierced ones doth cry, And God doth not give praise.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Out of the cities they have made men to groan, and the soul of the wounded hath cried out, and God doth not suffer it to pass unrevenged.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Men groane from out of the city, and the soule of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly [to them].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who have cast forth [the] poor from the city and their own houses, and the soul of the children has groaned aloud.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet Eloah layeth not folly [to them].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Men 4962
{4962} Prime
מַת
math
{math}
From the same as H4970; properly an adult (as of full length); by implication a man (only in the plural).
groan 5008
{5008} Prime
נָאַק
na'aq
{naw-ak'}
A primitive root; to groan.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from out of the city, 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and the soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
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).
of the wounded 2491
{2491} Prime
חָלָל
chalal
{khaw-lawl'}
From H2490; pierced (especially to death); figuratively polluted.
crieth out: 7768
{7768} Prime
שָׁוַע
shava`
{shaw-vah'}
A primitive root; properly to be free; but used only causatively and reflexively to halloo (for help, that is, freedom from some trouble).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
yet lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
אֱלוֹהַּ
'elowahh
{el-o'-ah}
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
layeth 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
folly 8604
{8604} Prime
תִּפְלָה
tiphlah
{tif-law'}
From the same as H8602; frivolity.
[to them].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 24:2-24.


Job 24:12

_ _ Men — rather, “mortals” (not the common Hebrew for “men”); so the Masoretic vowel points read as English Version. But the vowel points are modern. The true reading is, “The dying,” answering to “the wounded” in the next clause, so Syriac. Not merely in the country (Job 24:11), but also in the city there are oppressed sufferers, who cry for help in vain. “From out of the city”; that is, they long to get forth and be free outside of it (Exodus 1:11; Exodus 2:23).

_ _ wounded — by the oppressor (Ezekiel 30:24).

_ _ layeth not folly — takes no account of (by punishing) their sin (“folly” in Scripture; Job 1:22). This is the gist of the whole previous list of sins (Acts 17:30). Umbreit with Syriac reads by changing a vowel point, “Regards not their supplication.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 24:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 24:12

Groan — Under grievous oppressions. Soul — The life or blood of those who are wounded to death, as this word properly signifies, crieth aloud to God for vengeance. Yet — Yet God doth not punish them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 24:12

Men (m) groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God (n) layeth not folly [to them].

(m) For the great oppression and extortion.

(n) Cry out and call for vengeance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
groan:

Exodus 1:13-14 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: ... And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, [was] with rigour.
Exodus 2:23-24 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. ... And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Exodus 22:27 For that [is] his covering only, it [is] his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I [am] gracious.
Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
Psalms 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of [such as were] oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors [there was] power; but they had no comforter.
Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day [is] blasphemed.

wounded:

Psalms 69:26 For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
Psalms 109:22 For I [am] poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

yet God:

Psalms 50:21 These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
Ecclesiastes 8:11-12 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. ... Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his [days] be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied [him]? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil [is] good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where [is] the God of judgment?
Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, [they that] tempt God are even delivered.
Romans 2:4-5 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? ... But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
2 Peter 3:15 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
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Ex 1:13; 2:23; 22:27. Jg 10:16. Ps 12:5; 50:21; 69:26; 109:22. Ec 4:1; 8:11. Is 52:5. Mal 2:17; 3:15. Ro 2:4. 2P 3:15.

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