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Job 4:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Even as I have seen, they that plough iniquity and sow mischief, reap the same.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So far as I have seen, They who plow for iniquity and sow misery, reap the same:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As I have seen—ploughers of iniquity, And sowers of misery, reap it!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— On the contrary, I have seen those who work iniquity, and sow sorrows, and reap them,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Euen as I haue seene, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickednsse, reape the same.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Accordingly as I have seen men ploughing barren places, and they that sow them will reap sorrows for themselves.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Even as x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I have seen, 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
they that plow 2790
{2790} Prime
חָרַשׁ
charash
{khaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
iniquity, 205
{0205} Prime
אָוֶן
'aven
{aw-ven'}
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
and sow 2232
{2232} Prime
זָרַע
zara`
{zaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
wickedness, 5999
{5999} Prime
עָמָל
`amal
{aw-mawl'}
From H5998; toil, that is, wearing effort; hence worry, whether of body or mind.
reap 7114
{7114} Prime
קָצַר
qatsar
{kaw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to dock off, that is, curtail (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively); especially to harvest (grass or grain).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 4:8

_ _ they that plough iniquity ... reap the same — (Proverbs 22:8; Hosea 8:7; Hosea 10:13; Galatians 6:7, Galatians 6:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 4:7-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 4:8

Even — As thou hast never seen any example of a righteous man cut off, so I have seen many of wicked men cut off for their wickedness. They — They that designedly work wickedness, first preparing themselves for it, and then continuing to execute it, as husbandmen first plow the ground, and then cast in the feed. Reap — The fruit of their iniquity, the just punishment of it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 4:8

Even as I have seen, they that (e) plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

(e) They who do evil cannot but receive evil.

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they that plow:

Psalms 7:14-16 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. ... His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Jeremiah 4:18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these [things] unto thee; this [is] thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.
Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Hosea 10:12-13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. ... Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Galatians 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. ... For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
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Ps 7:14. Pv 22:8. Jr 4:18. Ho 8:7; 10:12. 2Co 9:6. Ga 6:7.

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