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20 “Surely, God does not reject a blameless man,[a]

nor does he grasp the hand[b]
of the evildoers.

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  1. Job 8:20 sn This is the description that the book gave to Job at the outset, a description that he deserved according to God’s revelation. The theme “God will not reject the blameless man” becomes Job’s main point (see 9:20-21; 10:3).
  2. Job 8:20 sn The idiom “to grasp the hand” of someone means to support or help the person.