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Job 4:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lo, he trusteth not his servants, and his angels he chargeth with folly:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! in his own servants, he trusteth not, and, his own messengers, he chargeth with error:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, in His servants He putteth no credence, Nor in His messengers setteth praise.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold, they that serve him are not steadfast, and in his angels he found wickedness:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, hee put no trust in his seruants; and his Angels hee charged with folly:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Whereas he trust not in his servants, and perceives perverseness in his angels.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
he put no trust 539
{0539} Prime
A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541) to go to the right hand.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
in his servants; 5650
{5650} Prime
From H5647; a servant.
and his angels 4397
{4397} Prime
From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, that is, an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher).
he charged 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with folly: 8417
{8417} Prime
Feminine of an unused noun (apparently from H1984) meaning bluster; braggadocio, that is, (by implication) fatuity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 4:18

_ _ folly — Imperfection is to be attributed to the angels, in comparison with Him. The holiness of some of them had given way (2 Peter 2:4), and at best is but the holiness of a creature. Folly is the want of moral consideration [Umbreit].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 4:12-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 4:18

Servants — They are called his servants by way of eminency, that general name being here appropriated to the chief of the kind, to intimate that sovereign dominion which the great God hath over the angels, and much more over men. With folly — Without all doubt, this refers to those angels who foolishly and wickedly fell from God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 4:18

Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his (m) angels he charged with folly:

(m) If God finds imperfection in his angels when they are not maintained by his power, how much more shall he lay folly to man's charge when he would justify himself against God?

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he put:

Job 15:15-16 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. ... How much more abominable and filthy [is] man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
Job 25:5-6 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. ... How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?
Psalms 103:20-21 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. ... Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Isaiah 6:2-3 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. ... And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory.

and his angels he charged with folly:
or, nor in his angels in whom he put light,
2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
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