Job 38:15

15 From the wicked their 1light is withheld, and 2their uplifted arm is broken.

Job 38:15 Meaning and Commentary

Job 38:15

And from the wicked their light is withholden
Whose light is darkness, and whose day is the night, of which they are deprived when the morning light breaks forth; see ( Job 24:17 ) ; it may be figuratively understood of the light of prosperity being removed from them, or the light of life, when they shall be sent into utter darkness;

and the high arm shall be broken;
their power weakened and made useless; even the power of such wicked men who have had a large share of it, and have used it in a tyrannical manner; and especially this will be their case at death; see ( Isaiah 14:10 Isaiah 14:12 ) .

Job 38:15 In-Context

13 that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken.
16 "Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Cross References 2

  • 1. Job 18:5; [Matthew 6:23]; See Job 24:13-17
  • 2. Psalms 10:15; Psalms 37:17; Ezekiel 30:21, 22