Job 27:9

9 Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?

Job 27:9 in Other Translations

9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
9 Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?
9 Will God listen to their cry when trouble comes upon them?
9 Do you think God will listen to their cry for help when disaster hits?
9 Will God hear his cry when distress comes on him?

Job 27:9 Meaning and Commentary

Job 27:9

Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh, upon him?
] No, he will not, he heareth not sinners, and such as regard iniquity in their hearts, ( Psalms 66:18 ) ; every man has trouble more or less in this life, even the best of men; and generally speaking they have the most, and wicked men the least; but when death comes, he is a king of terrors to them, and they find sorrow and trouble; and especially at the day of judgment, when they will cry for mercy; and hypocrites, as the foolish virgins, will cry, "Lord, Lord, open unto us", ( Matthew 25:11 ) ; but when they call for mercy, the Lord will not answer, but laugh at their calamity, and mock when their fear cometh, ( Proverbs 1:26 Proverbs 1:28 ) ; but God hears the cries of his people when in, trouble, whether in, life, or, in death, and is a present help unto them; and when, strength and heart fail, he is their portion, and will be so for evermore; and though sometimes they think he does not hear them, as Job sometimes complains, yet he makes it appear that he does sooner or later, and so Job describes himself as one that "calleth upon God, and he answereth him", ( Job 12:4 ) ; and therefore might conclude he was no hypocrite.

Job 27:9 In-Context

7 “May my enemy be like the wicked, my adversary like the unjust!
8 For what hope have the godless when they are cut off, when God takes away their life?
9 Does God listen to their cry when distress comes upon them?
10 Will they find delight in the Almighty? Will they call on God at all times?
11 “I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 1:45; S 1 Samuel 8:18; S Job 15:31; Job 35:12; Proverbs 1:28; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 14:12; Micah 3:4
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