Parallel Bible results for Job 31

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Job 31

KJV 1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? NIV 1 “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman. KJV 2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high? NIV 2 For what is our lot from God above, our heritage from the Almighty on high? KJV 3 Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? NIV 3 Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong? KJV 4 Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps? NIV 4 Does he not see my ways and count my every step? KJV 5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; NIV 5 “If I have walked with falsehood or my foot has hurried after deceit— KJV 6 Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity. NIV 6 let God weigh me in honest scales and he will know that I am blameless— KJV 7 If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine 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, KJV 8 Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out. NIV 8 then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. KJV 9 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; NIV 9 “If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, KJV 10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her. NIV 10 then may my wife grind another man’s grain, and may other men sleep with her. KJV 11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges. NIV 11 For that would have been wicked, a sin to be judged. KJV 12 For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase. NIV 12 It is a fire that burns to Destruction ; it would have uprooted my harvest. KJV 13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; NIV 13 “If I have denied justice to any of my servants, whether male or female, when they had a grievance against me, KJV 14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him? NIV 14 what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account? KJV 15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not 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? KJV 16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; NIV 16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary, KJV 17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; NIV 17 if I have kept my bread to myself, not sharing it with the fatherless— KJV 18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;) NIV 18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would, and from my birth I guided the widow— KJV 19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; NIV 19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments, KJV 20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; NIV 20 and their hearts did not bless me for warming them with the fleece from my sheep, KJV 21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: NIV 21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless, knowing that I had influence in court, KJV 22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone. NIV 22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder, let it be broken off at the joint. KJV 23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure. NIV 23 For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things. KJV 24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; NIV 24 “If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’ KJV 25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; NIV 25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained, KJV 26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; NIV 26 if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor, KJV 27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: NIV 27 so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, KJV 28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above. NIV 28 then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high. KJV 29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: NIV 29 “If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him— KJV 30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. NIV 30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against their life— KJV 31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. NIV 31 if those of my household have never said, ‘Who has not been filled with Job’s meat?’— KJV 32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller. NIV 32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler— KJV 33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: NIV 33 if I have concealed my sin as people do,by hiding my guilt in my heart KJV 34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? 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— KJV 35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. 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. KJV 36 Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. NIV 36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown. KJV 37 I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him. NIV 37 I would give him an account of my every step; I would present it to him as to a ruler.)— KJV 38 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; NIV 38 “if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears, KJV 39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life: NIV 39 if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants, KJV 40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. NIV 40 then let briers come up instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley.” The words of Job are ended.

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