Job 15:35

35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit.”

Read Job 15:35 Using Other Translations

They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil, and their womb prepares deceit."
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil. Their womb produces deceit.”

What does Job 15:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 15:35

They conceive mischief
That is, such wicked persons as before described; they meditate sin in their minds, and contrive how to commit it, and form schemes within themselves to do mischief to others:

and bring forth vanity;
or sin; for lust when it is conceived bringeth forth sin, and that is vanity, an empty thing, and neither yields profit nor pleasure in the issue, but that which is useless and unserviceable, yea, harmful and ruinous; for sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death, even death eternal, ( James 1:14 James 1:15 ) ;

and their belly prepareth deceit;
their inward part frames and devises that which is designed to deceive others, and in the end proves deceitful to themselves: the allusion is to a pregnant woman, or rather to one who seems to be so, and whose conception proves abortive, and so deceives and disappoints herself and others; see ( Psalms 7:14 ) .

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