But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked
``as thou hast fulfilled the sentence of the wicked, sentence and judgment have laid hold:''but rather the meaning is, that he had "fulfilled the contention of the wicked" F24; pleaded as they did, argued with God after their manner: and therefore is said to go in company and walk with them, and make answers for them, ( Job 34:8 Job 34:36 ) . Wherefore
justice and judgment take hold [on thee];
afflictions in righteousness, or the chastening hand of God, in righteous judgment, had taken hold upon him, and would hold him until he was sufficiently humbled under them.
F23 Schmidt, Michaelis.
F24 (talm evr Nyry) "et litem improbi implevisti", Schultens.