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Job 31 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:1 - A covenant I made for mine eyes, And what -- do I attend to a virgin?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:2 - And what is the portion of God from above? And the inheritance of the Mighty from the heights?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:3 - Is not calamity to the perverse? And strangeness to workers of iniquity?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:4 - Doth not He see my ways, And all my steps number?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 - If I have walked with vanity, And my foot doth hasten to deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 - He doth weigh me in righteous balances, And God doth know my integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - If my step doth turn aside from the way, And after mine eyes hath my heart gone, And to my hands cleaved hath blemish,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:8 - Let me sow -- and another eat, And my products let be rooted out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:9 - If my heart hath been enticed by woman, And by the opening of my neighbour I laid wait,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - Grind to another let my wife, And over her let others bend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:11 - For it is a wicked thing, and a judicial iniquity;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:12 - For a fire it is, to destruction it consumeth, And among all mine increase doth take root,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:13 - If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:14 - Then what do I do when God ariseth? And when He doth inspect, What do I answer Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:15 - Did not He that made me in the womb make him? Yea, prepare us in the womb doth One.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 - If I withhold from pleasure the poor, And the eyes of the widow do consume,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:17 - And I do eat my morsel by myself, And the orphan hath not eat of it,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:18 - (But from my youth He grew up with me as with a father, And from the belly of my mother I am led.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:19 - If I see any perishing without clothing, And there is no covering to the needy,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:20 - If his loins have not blessed me, And from the fleece of my sheep He doth not warm himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:21 - If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in him the gate of my court,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:22 - My shoulder from its blade let fall, And mine arm from the bone be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:23 - For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:24 - If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, 'My trust,'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:25 - If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 - If I see the light when it shineth, And the precious moon walking,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - And my heart is enticed in secret, And my hand doth kiss my mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:28 - It also is a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:29 - If I rejoice at the ruin of my hater, And stirred up myself when evil found him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:30 - Yea, I have not suffered my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:31 - If not -- say ye, O men of my tent, 'O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:32 - In the street doth not lodge a stranger, My doors to the traveller I open.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:33 - If I have covered as Adam my transgressions, To hide in my bosom mine iniquity,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:34 - Because I fear a great multitude, And the contempt of families doth affright me, Then I am silent, I go not out of the opening.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:36 - If not -- on my shoulder I take it up, I bind it a crown on myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:37 - The number of my steps I tell Him, As a leader I approach Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:38 - If against me my land doth cry out, And together its furrows weep,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:39 - If its strength I consumed without money, And the life of its possessors, I have caused to breathe out,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 - Instead of wheat let a thorn go forth, And instead of barley a useless weed! The words of Job are finished.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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