Job 31 LEB

Job’s Final Defense Continued

1 "I made a covenant with my eyes, soa how could I look closely upon a virgin?

References for Job 31:1

    • Ͱ 31:1 - Hebrew "and"
      2 And what [is] the portion of God from above orb the heritage of Shaddai from on high?

      References for Job 31:2

        • ͱ 31:2 - Hebrew "and"
          3 Is not disaster for [the] evil one and ruin for [the] workers of mischief?
          4 Does he not see my ways and count all my steps?
          5 "If I have walked with falseness, and my foot has hastened to deceit,
          6 let him weigh me in [the] balance of justice, and let God know my blamelessness.
          7 If my steps have turned aside from the way, and my heart has walked after my eyes, and my hand has clung to a spot,
          8 let me sow, and let another eat, and let my crops be rooted out.
          9 "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, and at my neighbor's doorway I have lain in wait,
          10 let my wife grind for another, and let other [men] kneel over her,
          11 for that [is] a shameful act, and that [is] {a criminal offense}.c

          References for Job 31:11

            • Ͳ 31:11 - Literally "an iniquity of judges"
              12 Indeed, that [is] a fire that will consume up to Abaddon, and it would uproot all my crop.
              13 "If I have rejected my male ord female slave's case when their complaint [was] against me,

              References for Job 31:13

                • ͳ 31:13 - Hebrew "and"
                  14 thene what shall I do when God rises up? And when he enquires, how shall I answer him?

                  References for Job 31:14

                    • ʹ 31:14 - Hebrew "and"
                      15 Did not he [who] made me in the womb make them? And did not one fashion us in the womb?
                      16 "If I have withheld [the] desire of [the] poor from [them], orf I have caused [the] widow's eyes to fail,

                      References for Job 31:16

                        • ͵ 31:16 - Hebrew "and"
                          17 or I have eaten my morsel {alone},g and [the] orphan has not eaten from it

                          References for Job 31:17

                            • Ͷ 31:17 - Literally "to alone me"
                              18 (for from my childhood heh {grew up with}i me like a father, and from my mother's womb I guided herj),

                              References for Job 31:18

                                • ͷ 31:18 - Probably referring to "the orphan"
                                • ͸ 31:18 - Literally "reared"
                                • ͹ 31:18 - Probably referring to "the widow"
                                  19 if I have seen [the one who] perishes because of no clothing ork [that] there is no covering for the poor,

                                  References for Job 31:19

                                    • ͺ 31:19 - Hebrew "and"
                                      20 if his loins have not blessed me, orl by means of my sheep's fleece he has warmed himself,

                                      References for Job 31:20

                                        • ͻ 31:20 - Hebrew "and"
                                          21 if I have raised my hand against an orphan because I saw my supporters at the gate,
                                          22 [then] let my shoulder blade fall from [my] shoulder, and let my arm be broken from its socket.
                                          23 Indeed, the disaster from God [was] a dread for me, and {I was powerless}m because of his majesty.

                                          References for Job 31:23

                                            • ͼ 31:23 - Literally "I was not able"
                                              24 "If I have made gold my trust, orn I have called fine gold my security,

                                              References for Job 31:24

                                                • ͽ 31:24 - Hebrew "and"
                                                  25 if I have rejoiced because my wealth [was] great oro because my hand found a fortune,

                                                  References for Job 31:25

                                                    • ; 31:25 - Hebrew "and"
                                                      26 if I looked at [the] sun when it shone orp [at the] moon moving [in] splendor,

                                                      References for Job 31:26

                                                        • Ϳ 31:26 - Hebrew "and"
                                                          27 and {I was secretly enticed},q and {my hand threw them a kiss},r

                                                          References for Job 31:27

                                                            • ΀ 31:27 - Literally "it was gullible in the secrecy of my heart"
                                                            • ΁ 31:27 - Literally "my hand kissed for my mouth"
                                                              28 this also [is] an iniquity [to be] judged, for I have deceived God above.
                                                              29 "If I have rejoiced at [the] ruin of [the one who] hated me ors have exulted when evil overtook him--

                                                              References for Job 31:29

                                                                • ΂ 31:29 - Hebrew "and"
                                                                  30 no,t I have not allowed my mouth to sin, to ask his life with a curse.

                                                                  References for Job 31:30

                                                                    • ΃ 31:30 - Hebrew "and"
                                                                      31 {Have the people of my tent not said},u '{O that}v someonew had not been satisfied with his meat'?

                                                                      References for Job 31:31

                                                                        • ΄ 31:31 - Literally "If the people of my tent have not said"
                                                                        • ΅ 31:31 - Literally "who shall give"
                                                                        • Ά 31:31 - Or "he"
                                                                          32 An alien has not lodged in the street; I have opened my door to the traveler.
                                                                          33 {Have I concealed}x my transgressions as [other] human beings to hide my iniquity in my bosom

                                                                          References for Job 31:33

                                                                            • · 31:33 - Literally "If I have concealed"
                                                                              34 because I dreaded [the] great multitude, and [the] contempt of clans terrified me, so that I kept quiet, I did not go out of [the] doorway?
                                                                              35 {O that}y {I had}z someone hearing me! Here is my signature; let Shaddai answer me! {As for}{ [the] written communication [that] {my adversary}| has written,

                                                                              References for Job 31:35

                                                                                • Έ 31:35 - Literally "Who shall give"
                                                                                • Ή 31:35 - Literally "for me"
                                                                                • Ί 31:35 - Hebrew "And," or "But"
                                                                                • ΋ 31:35 - Literally "the man of my indictment"
                                                                                  36 I would {surely}} carry it on my shoulder; I would bind it on me [like] a crown.

                                                                                  References for Job 31:36

                                                                                    • Ό 31:36 - Literally "if not"
                                                                                      37 I would give him an account of my steps; I would approach him like a noble.
                                                                                      38 If my land has cried out against me, and its furrows have wept together,
                                                                                      39 if I have eaten its yield without payment, or~ I have caused [the] breath of its owners to die,

                                                                                      References for Job 31:39

                                                                                        • ΍ 31:39 - Hebrew "and"
                                                                                          40 let thorns grow in place of wheat and noxious weeds in place of barley." The words of Job are ended.