22 But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life.

Other Translations of Job 24:22

King James Version

22 He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure no...: or, he trusteth not his own life of life.

English Standard Version

22 Yet GodHebrew he prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life.

The Message

22 However much they strut and flex their muscles, there's nothing to them. They're hollow.

New King James Version

22 "But God draws the mighty away with His power; He rises up, but no man is sure of life.

New Living Translation

22 "God, in his power, drags away the rich. They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:22

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.