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Job 38:13

13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?

Read Job 38:13 Using Other Translations

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?
Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth, to bring an end to the night’s wickedness?

What does Job 38:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 38:13

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth
As when the morning light springs forth, it quickly does, reaching in a short time the extreme part of the hemisphere; which, and what goes before, may be applied to the light of the Gospel, and the direction of that under divine Providence in the several parts of the world, and unto the ends of it; see ( Psalms 19:4-6 ) ( Romans 10:18 ) ;

that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
the earth, by means of the light; which may be understood either of wicked men who have been all night upon works of darkness, and be take themselves on the approach of light to private lurking places, like beasts of prey, so that the earth seems to be, as it were, clear of them; or of their being taken up in the morning for deeds done in the night, and brought to justice, which used to be exercised in mornings, ( Jeremiah 21:12 ) ( Psalms 101:8 ) ; and so the earth rid of them: thus wicked men shun the light, of the Gospel, and are condemned by it; and in the latter day light and glory they will cease from the earth; see ( John 3:19 John 3:20 ) ( Psalms 10:16 ) ( 104:35 ) .

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