8 though you were a powerful man, owning land- an honored man, living on it.

Other Translations of Job 22:8

King James Version

8 But as for the mighty mighty...: Heb. man of arm man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

English Standard Version

8 The man with power possessed the land, and the favored man lived in it.

The Message

8 And there you sat, strong and honored by everyone, surrounded by immense wealth!

New King James Version

8 But the mighty man possessed the land, And the honorable man dwelt in it.

New Living Translation

8 You probably think the land belongs to the powerful and only the privileged have a right to it!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 22:8

Commentary on Job 22:5-14

(Read Job 22:5-14)

Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.