23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

Other Translations of Job 24:23

New International Version

23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways.

English Standard Version

23 He gives them security, and they are supported, and his eyes are upon their ways.

The Message

23 They may have an illusion of security, but God has his eye on them.

New King James Version

23 He gives them security, and they rely on it; Yet His eyes are on their ways.

New Living Translation

23 They may be allowed to live in security, but God is always watching them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:23

Commentary on Job 24:18-25

(Read Job 24:18-25)

Sometimes how gradual is the decay, how quiet the departure of a wicked person, how is he honoured, and how soon are all his cruelties and oppressions forgotten! They are taken off with other men, as the harvestman gathers the ears of corn as they come to hand. There will often appear much to resemble the wrong view of Providence Job takes in this chapter. But we are taught by the word of inspiration, that these notions are formed in ignorance, from partial views. The providence of God, in the affairs of men, is in every thing a just and wise providence. Let us apply this whenever the Lord may try us. He cannot do wrong. The unequalled sorrows of the Son of God when on earth, unless looked at in this view, perplex the mind. But when we behold him, as the sinner's Surety, bearing the curse, we can explain why he should endure that wrath which was due to sin, that Divine justice might be satisfied, and his people saved.