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Job 36:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “[Beware] that wrath does not entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Because there is wrath, [beware] lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because there is wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with a stroke, Then let not, a great ransom, mislead thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lest He move thee with a stroke, And the abundance of an atonement turn thee not aside.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man: neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransome cannot deliuer thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— but there shall be wrath upon the ungodly, by reason of the ungodliness of the bribes which they received for iniquities.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[there is] wrath, 2534
{2534} Prime
From H3179; heat; figuratively anger, poison (from its fever).
[beware] lest x6435
(6435) Complement
From H6437; properly removal; used only (in the constructive) adverbially as conjugation lest.
he take thee away 5496
{5496} Prime
Perhaps denominative from H7898; properly to prick, that is, (figuratively) stimulate; by implication to seduce.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
with [his] stroke: 5607
{5607} Prime
From H5606; chastisement; also satiety.
then a great y7230
[7230] Standard
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
(7227) Complement
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
ransom 3724
{3724} Prime
From H3722; properly a cover, that is, (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively a redemption price.
cannot x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
deliver 5186
{5186} Prime
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 36:18

_ _ (Numbers 16:45; Psalms 49:6, Psalms 49:7; Matthew 16:26). Even the “ransom” by Jesus Christ (Job 33:24) will be of no avail to willful despisers (Hebrews 10:26-29).

_ _ with his stroke — (Job 34:26). Umbreit translates, “Beware lest the wrath of God (thy severe calamity) lead thee to scorn” (Job 34:7; Job 27:23). This accords better with the verb in the parallel clause, which ought to be translated, “Let not the great ransom (of money, which thou canst give) seduce thee (Margin, turn thee aside, as if thou couldst deliver thyself from “wrath” by it). As the “scorn” in the first clause answers to the “judgment of the wicked” (Job 36:17), so “ransom” (“seduce”) to “will he esteem riches” (Job 36:19). Thus, Job 36:18 is the transition between Job 36:17 and Job 36:19.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:15-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 36:18

Wrath — Conceived by God against thee. Then — If once God's wrath take hold of thee, no ransom will be accepted for thee.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 36:18

(n) Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest he take thee away with [his] stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

(n) God punishes you, lest you forget God in your wealth and so perish.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
Psalms 110:5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Romans 2:5 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;
Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.


Psalms 39:10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
Isaiah 14:6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hindereth.
Ezekiel 24:16 Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.


Job 33:24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Psalms 49:7-8 None [of them] can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: ... (For the redemption of their soul [is] precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him];

deliver thee:
Heb. turn thee aside
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Jb 33:24. Ps 2:5, 12; 39:10; 49:7; 110:5. Is 14:6. Ezk 24:16. Mt 3:7. Ro 1:18; 2:5. Ep 5:6. 1Ti 2:6. He 2:3.

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