Job 36:13

13 “The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.

Read Job 36:13 Using Other Translations

But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
"The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when he binds them.
For the godless are full of resentment. Even when he punishes them, they refuse to cry out to him for help.

What does Job 36:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 36:13

But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath
Or "and the hypocrites" F19; for these are the same with the disobedient in ( Job 36:12 ) ; who seem to be righteous, but are not; pretend to what they have not; have a double heart, ( Psalms 12:2 ) , or say one thing with their mouth, and mean another thing in their hearts; or with their mouths draw nigh to God, but their hearts are far from him, ( Matthew 15:8 ) ; and so hypocrites, at least outwardly righteous before men, but inwardly full of wickedness, as the Pharisees were, whom our Lord often calls hypocrites, ( Matthew 15:7 ) ( 16:3 ) ( 22:18 ) : these "put" or add wrath, as Aben Ezra interprets it; they increase the wrath of God; or, as we express it, heap up wrath; or, to use the apostle's phrase, treasure up wrath against the day of wrath: though some understand it of the wrath of the hypocrites against God for afflicting them; so Jarchi. When afflictions come upon them, they reproach and blaspheme; they are angry with God and are wrathful, and quarrel at his dealings with them: "they put the nose" F20; so it may be literally rendered; they erect that against God, and point it at him in a proud, haughty, wrathful, and contumacious manner;

they cry not when he bindeth them;
in fetters and cords of affliction, ( Job 36:8 ) ; or when he corrects them, as Mr. Broughton rightly as to the sense renders it: they pray not, as Ben Gersom interprets it; whereas sanctified afflictions bring good men to the throne of grace, who have been too long absent from it: but these men cry not unto God for grace and mercy, help, assistance, and deliverance; they cry out against God, but not unto him.


F19 (ypnxw) "et hypocritae", Montanus; "et loripedes", Schultens.
F20 (Pa wmyvw) "ponent nasum", Montanus; "ponunt nasum". Schultens.
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