Parallel Bible results for Job 31

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Job 31

CEBA 1 I've made a covenant with my eyes; how could I look at a virgin? NIV 1 "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl. CEBA 2 What is God's portion for me from above, the Almighty's inheritance from on high? NIV 2 For what is man's lot from God above, his heritage from the Almighty on high? CEBA 3 Isn't it disaster for the wicked, destruction for workers of iniquity? NIV 3 Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong? CEBA 4 Doesn't he see my ways, count all my steps? NIV 4 Does he not see my ways and count my every step? CEBA 5 If I have walked with frauds or my feet have hurried to deceit, NIV 5 "If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit-- CEBA 6 let him weigh me on accurate scales; let God know my integrity. NIV 6 let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless-- CEBA 7 If my step has turned from the way, if my heart has followed my eyes or a blemish has clung to my hands, NIV 7 if my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled, CEBA 8 then let me sow and another reap; let my offspring be uprooted. NIV 8 then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. CEBA 9 If my heart has been drawn to a woman and I have lurked at my neighbor's door, NIV 9 "If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door, CEBA 10 then may my wife grind for another and others kneel over her; NIV 10 then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her. CEBA 11 for that's a crime; it's a punishable offense; NIV 11 For that would have been shameful, a sin to be judged. CEBA 12 indeed, it's a fire that consumes to the underworld, uprooting all my harvest. NIV 12 It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest. CEBA 13 If I've rejected the just cause of my male or female servant when they contended with me, NIV 13 "If I have denied justice to my menservants and maidservants when they had a grievance against me, CEBA 14 what could I do when God rises; when he requires an account, what could I answer? NIV 14 what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account? CEBA 15 Didn't the one who made me in the belly make them; didn't the same one fashion us in the womb? NIV 15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers? CEBA 16 If I have denied what the poor wanted, made a widow's eyes tired, NIV 16 "If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary, CEBA 17 eaten my morsel alone, and not shared any with an orphan NIV 17 if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless-- CEBA 18 (for from my youth I raised the orphan as a father, and from my mother's womb I led the widow); NIV 18 but from my youth I reared him as would a father, and from my birth I guided the widow-- CEBA 19 if I ever saw someone dying without clothes, the needy naked; NIV 19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or a needy man without a garment, CEBA 20 if they haven't blessed me fervently, or if they weren't warmed by the wool from my sheep; NIV 20 and his heart did not bless me for warming him with the fleece from my sheep, CEBA 21 if I have lifted my hand against the orphans, when I saw that I had help in the city gate— NIV 21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court, CEBA 22 may my arm fall from my shoulder, my forearm be broken at the elbow— NIV 22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder, let it be broken off at the joint. CEBA 23 for God's calamity is terror to me; I couldn't endure his splendor. NIV 23 For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things. CEBA 24 If I've made gold my trust, said to fine gold: "My security!" NIV 24 "If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,' CEBA 25 if I've rejoiced because my wealth was great, when my hand found plenty; NIV 25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained, CEBA 26 if I've looked at the sun when it shone, the moon, splendid as it moved; NIV 26 if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor, CEBA 27 and my mind has been secretly enticed, and threw a kiss with my hand, NIV 27 so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, CEBA 28 that also is a punishable offense, because I would then be disloyal to God above. NIV 28 then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high. CEBA 29 If I have rejoiced over my foes' ruin or was excited when evil found them, NIV 29 "If I have rejoiced at my enemy's misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him-- CEBA 30 I didn't let my mouth sin by asking for their life with a curse. NIV 30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against his life-- CEBA 31 Surely those in my tent never said: "Who has been filled by Job's food?" NIV 31 if the men of my household have never said, 'Who has not had his fill of Job's meat?'-- CEBA 32 A stranger didn't spend the night in the street; I opened my doors to the road. NIV 32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler-- CEBA 33 If I have hidden my transgressions like Adam, concealing my offenses inside me NIV 33 if I have concealed my sin as men do, by hiding my guilt in my heart CEBA 34 because I feared the large crowd; the clan's contempt frightened me; I was quiet and didn't venture outside. NIV 34 because I so feared the crowd and so dreaded the contempt of the clans that I kept silent and would not go outside-- CEBA 35 Oh, that I had someone to hear me! Here's my signature; let the Almighty respond, and let my accuser write an indictment. NIV 35 ("Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense--let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing. CEBA 36 Surely I would bear it on my shoulder, tie it around me like a wreath. NIV 36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown. CEBA 37 I would give him an account of my steps, approach him like a prince. NIV 37 I would give him an account of my every step; like a prince I would approach him.)-- CEBA 38 If my land has cried out against me, its rows wept together; NIV 38 "if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears, CEBA 39 if I have eaten its yield without payment and caused its owners grief, NIV 39 if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants, CEBA 40 may briars grow instead of wheat, poisonous weeds instead of barley. Job's words are complete. NIV 40 then let briers come up instead of wheat and weeds instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.