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Job 38:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And from the wicked their light is withholden, And the high arm is broken.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the uplifted arm is broken.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That their light may be withdrawn from the lawless, and, the lofty arm, be shivered.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arme shalbe broken.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And hast thou removed light from the ungodly, and crushed the arm of the proud?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And from the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
their light 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
is withholden, 4513
{4513} Prime
A primitive root; to debar (negatively or positively) from benefit or injury.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
and the high 7311
{7311} Prime
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
arm 2220
{2220} Prime
From H2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively force.
shall be broken. 7665
{7665} Prime
A primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:12-15.

Job 38:15

_ _ their light — by which they work; namely, darkness, which is their day (Job 24:17), is extinguished by daylight.

_ _ high — Rather, “The arm uplifted” for murder or other crime is broken; it falls down suddenly, powerless, through their fear of light.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:12-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 38:15

Withheld — That light which enjoyed by others is withholden from them, either by their own choice, because they chuse darkness rather than light; or by the judgment of God, or the magistrate, by whom they are cut off from the light of the living. Arms — Their great strength which they used to the oppression of others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 5:14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
Job 18:5 Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
Job 18:18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
Exodus 10:21-23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness [which] may be felt. ... They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
2 Kings 6:18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Isaiah 8:21-22 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. ... And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
Jeremiah 13:16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, [and] make [it] gross darkness.
Acts 13:10-11 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, [thou] child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? ... And now, behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

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Psalms 10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil [man]: seek out his wickedness [till] thou find none.
Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Ezekiel 30:22 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, the strong, and that which was broken; and I will cause the sword to fall out of his hand.
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Ex 10:21. 2K 6:18. Jb 5:14; 18:5, 18. Ps 10:15; 37:17. Pv 4:19. Is 8:21. Jr 13:16. Ezk 30:22. Ac 13:10.

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