19 The righteous see their ruin and rejoice; the innocent mock them, saying,

Other Translations of Job 22:19

King James Version

19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

English Standard Version

19 The righteous see it and are glad; the innocent one mocks at them,

The Message

19 "Good people see bad people crash, and call for a celebration. Relieved, they crow,

New King James Version

19 "The righteous see it and are glad, And the innocent laugh at them:

New Living Translation

19 "The righteous will be happy to see the wicked destroyed, and the innocent will laugh in contempt.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 22:19

Commentary on Job 22:15-20

(Read Job 22:15-20)

Eliphaz would have Job mark the old way that wicked men have trodden, and see what the end of their way was. It is good for us to mark it, that we may not walk therein. But if others are consumed, and we are not, instead of blaming them, and lifting up ourselves, as Eliphaz does here, we ought to be thankful to God, and take it for a warning.