8 Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

Other Translations of Job 17:8

New International Version

8 The upright are appalled at this; the innocent are aroused against the ungodly.

English Standard Version

8 The upright are appalled at this, and the innocent stirs himself up against the godless.

The Message

8 Decent people can't believe what they're seeing; the good-hearted wake up and insist I've given up on God.

New King James Version

8 Upright men are astonished at this, And the innocent stirs himself up against the hypocrite.

New Living Translation

8 The virtuous are horrified when they see me. The innocent rise up against the ungodly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:8

Commentary on Job 17:1-9

(Read Job 17:1-9)

Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.