8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

Other Translations of Job 24:8

New International Version

8 They are drenched by mountain rains and hug the rocks for lack of shelter.

English Standard Version

8 They are wet with the rain of the mountains and cling to the rock for lack of shelter.

The Message

8 Exposed to the weather, wet and frozen, they huddle in makeshift shelters.

New King James Version

8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, And huddle around the rock for want of shelter.

New Living Translation

8 They are soaked by mountain showers, and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:8

Commentary on Job 24:1-12

(Read Job 24:1-12)

Job discourses further about the prosperity of the wicked. That many live at ease who are ungodly and profane, he had showed, ch. xxi. Here he shows that many who live in open defiance of all the laws of justice, succeed in wicked practices; and we do not see them reckoned with in this world. He notices those that do wrong under pretence of law and authority; and robbers, those that do wrong by force. He says, "God layeth not folly to them;" that is, he does not at once send his judgments, nor make them examples, and so manifest their folly to all the world. But he that gets riches, and not by right, at his end shall be a fool, Jeremiah 17:11.