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Job 31 (WEBP)

[1] “I made a covenant with my eyes; how then should I look lustfully at a young woman?
[2] For what is the portion from God above, and the heritage from the Almighty on high?
[3] Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?
[4] Doesn’t he see my ways, and count all my steps?
[5] “If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has hurried to deceit
[6] (let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know my integrity);
[7] if my step has turned out of the way, if my heart walked after my eyes, if any defilement has stuck to my hands,
[8] then let me sow, and let another eat. Yes, let the produce of my field be rooted out.
[9] “If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have laid wait at my neighbor’s door,
[10] then let my wife grind for another, and let others sleep with her.
[11] For that would be a heinous crime. Yes, it would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges,
[12] for it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.
[13] “If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me,
[14] what then will I do when God rises up? When he visits, what will I answer him?
[15] Didn’t he who made me in the womb make him? Didn’t one fashion us in the womb?
[16] “If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
[17] or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it
[18] (no, from my youth he grew up with me as with a father, I have guided her from my mother’s womb);
[19] if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;
[20] if his heart hasn’t blessed me, if he hasn’t been warmed with my sheep’s fleece;
[21] if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, because I saw my help in the gate;
[22] then let my shoulder fall from the shoulder blade, and my arm be broken from the bone.
[23] For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because of his majesty, I can do nothing.
[24] “If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, ‘You are my confidence;’
[25] If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
[26] if I have seen the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in splendor,
[27] and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth;
[28] this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have denied the God who is above.
[29] “If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him
[30] (I have certainly not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);
[31] if the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?’
[32] (the foreigner has not camped in the street, but I have opened my doors to the traveler);
[33] if like Adam I have covered my transgressions, by hiding my iniquity in my heart,
[34] because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn’t go out of the door—
[35] oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me! Let the accuser write my indictment!
[36] Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, and I would bind it to me as a crown.
[37] I would declare to him the number of my steps. I would go near to him like a prince.
[38] If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together;
[39] if I have eaten its fruits without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life,
[40] let briers grow instead of wheat, and stinkweed instead of barley.” The words of Job are ended.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 31 (KJVS)

[1] I made H3772 (8804) a covenant H1285 with mine eyes H5869; why then should I think H995 (8709) upon a maid H1330?
[2] For what portion H2506 of God H433 [is there] from above H4605? and [what] inheritance H5159 of the Almighty H7706 from on high H4791?
[3] [Is] not destruction H343 to the wicked H5767? and a strange H5235 [punishment] to the workers H6466 (8802) of iniquity H205?
[4] Doth not he see H7200 (8799) my ways H1870, and count H5608 (8799) all my steps H6806?
[5] If I have walked H1980 (8804) with vanity H7723, or if my foot H7272 hath hasted H2363 (8799) to deceit H4820;
[6] Let me be weighed H8254 (8799) in an even H6664 balance H3976, that God H433 may know H3045 (8799) mine integrity H8538.
[7] If my step H838 hath turned out H5186 (8799) of the way H1870, and mine heart H3820 walked H1980 (8804) after H310 mine eyes H5869, and if any blot H3971 hath cleaved H1692 (8804) to mine hands H3709;
[8] [Then] let me sow H2232 (8799), and let another H312 eat H398 (8799); yea, let my offspring H6631 be rooted out H8327 (8792).
[9] If mine heart H3820 have been deceived H6601 (8738) by a woman H802, or [if] I have laid wait H693 (8804) at my neighbour’s H7453 door H6607;
[10] [Then] let my wife H802 grind H2912 (8799) unto another H312, and let others H312 bow down H3766 (8799) upon her.
[11] For this [is] an heinous crime H2154; yea, it [is] an iniquity H5771 [to be punished by] the judges H6414.
[12] For it [is] a fire H784 [that] consumeth H398 (8799) to destruction H11, and would root out H8327 (8762) all mine increase H8393.
[13] If I did despise H3988 (8799) the cause H4941 of my manservant H5650 or of my maidservant H519, when they contended H7379 with me;
[14] What then shall I do H6213 (8799) when God H410 riseth up H6965 (8799)? and when he visiteth H6485 (8799), what shall I answer H7725 (8686) him?
[15] Did not he that made H6213 (8802) me in the womb H990 make H6213 (8804) him? and did not one H259 fashion H3559 (8787) us in the womb H7358?
[16] If I have withheld H4513 (8799) the poor H1800 from [their] desire H2656, or have caused the eyes H5869 of the widow H490 to fail H3615 (8762);
[17] Or have eaten H398 (8799) my morsel H6595 myself alone, and the fatherless H3490 hath not eaten H398 (8804) thereof;
[18] (For from my youth H5271 he was brought up H1431 (8804) with me, as [with] a father H1, and I have guided H5148 (8686) her from my mother’s H517 womb H990;)
[19] If I have seen H7200 (8799) any perish H6 (8802) for want of clothing H3830, or any poor H34 without covering H3682;
[20] If his loins H2504 have not blessed H1288 (8765) me, and [if] he were [not] warmed H2552 (8691) with the fleece H1488 of my sheep H3532;
[21] If I have lifted up H5130 (8689) my hand H3027 against the fatherless H3490, when I saw H7200 (8799) my help H5833 in the gate H8179:
[22] [Then] let mine arm H3802 fall H5307 (8799) from my shoulder blade H7929, and mine arm H248 be broken H7665 (8735) from the bone H7070.
[23] For destruction H343 [from] God H410 [was] a terror H6343 to me, and by reason of his highness H7613 I could H3201 (8799) not endure.
[24] If I have made H7760 (8804) gold H2091 my hope H3689, or have said H559 (8804) to the fine gold H3800, [Thou art] my confidence H4009;
[25] If I rejoiced H8055 (8799) because my wealth H2428 [was] great H7227, and because mine hand H3027 had gotten H4672 (8804) much H3524;
[26] If I beheld H7200 (8799) the sun H216 when it shined H1984 (8686), or the moon H3394 walking H1980 (8802) [in] brightness H3368;
[27] And my heart H3820 hath been secretly H5643 enticed H6601 (8799), or my mouth H6310 hath kissed H5401 (8799) my hand H3027:
[28] This also [were] an iniquity H5771 [to be punished by] the judge H6416: for I should have denied H3584 (8765) the God H410 [that is] above H4605.
[29] If I rejoiced H8055 (8799) at the destruction H6365 of him that hated H8130 (8764) me, or lifted up H5782 (8712) myself when evil H7451 found H4672 (8804) him:
[30] Neither have I suffered H5414 (8804) my mouth H2441 to sin H2398 (8800) by wishing H7592 (8800) a curse H423 to his soul H5315.
[31] If the men H4962 of my tabernacle H168 said H559 (8804) not, Oh that we had H5414 (8799) of his flesh H1320! we cannot be satisfied H7646 (8799).
[32] The stranger H1616 did not lodge H3885 (8799) in the street H2351: [but] I opened H6605 (8799) my doors H1817 to the traveller H734.
[33] If I covered H3680 (8765) my transgressions H6588 as Adam H121, by hiding H2934 (8800) mine iniquity H5771 in my bosom H2243:
[34] Did I fear H6206 (8799) a great H7227 multitude H1995, or did the contempt H937 of families H4940 terrify H2865 (8686) me, that I kept silence H1826 (8799), [and] went not out H3318 (8799) of the door H6607?
[35] Oh that H5414 (8799) one would hear H8085 (8802) me! behold, my desire H8420 [is, that] the Almighty H7706 would answer H6030 (8799) me, and [that] mine adversary H376 H7379 had written H3789 (8804) a book H5612.
[36] Surely I would take H5375 (8799) it upon my shoulder H7926, [and] bind H6029 (8799) it [as] a crown H5850 to me.
[37] I would declare H5046 (8686) unto him the number H4557 of my steps H6806; as a prince H5057 would I go near H7126 (8762) unto him.
[38] If my land H127 cry H2199 (8799) against me, or that the furrows H8525 likewise H3162 thereof complain H1058 (8799);
[39] If I have eaten H398 (8804) the fruits H3581 thereof without money H3701, or have caused the owners H1167 thereof to lose H5301 (8689) their life H5315:
[40] Let thistles H2336 grow H3318 (8799) instead of wheat H2406, and cockle H890 instead of barley H8184. The words H1697 of Job H347 are ended H8552 (8804).

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 31 (YLT)

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