Job 21:9

9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them.

Job 21:9 in Other Translations

9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
9 Their houses are safe from fear, and no rod of God is upon them.
9 Their homes are safe from every fear, and God does not punish them.
9 Their homes are peaceful and free from fear; they never experience God's disciplining rod.
9 Their homes are secure and free of fear; no rod from God [strikes] them.

Job 21:9 Meaning and Commentary

Job 21:9

Their houses [are] safe from fear
Of enemies besetting them, entering into them, and pillaging and plundering them; of thieves and robbers breaking into them, and carrying off their substance: or "their houses [are] peace" F15; their families live in peace among themselves, or enjoy all prosperity, which the word peace frequently signifies; they have peace and prosperity within doors and are free "from fear", or devoid of fear, from anything without;

neither [is] the rod of God upon them;
neither his rod of chastisement, which is upon his own people, and with which he scourges every son, though in love for their good, and which was now upon Job, ( Job 9:34 ) ; nor any sore judgment, as famine, plague, sword, or any other; no, not even the common afflictions and troubles that men are exercised with.


F15 (Mwlv) "pax", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Schultens.

Job 21:9 In-Context

7 Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?
8 They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.
9 Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them.
10 Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.
11 They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 5:24; Psalms 73:5
  • 2. S Job 9:34
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