Job 11:18
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New International Version
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

New Living Translation
Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.

English Standard Version
And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

New American Standard Bible
"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

King James Bible
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be confident, because there is hope. You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.

International Standard Version
You'll be secure, because there is hope; you'll see that you're at rest and safe.

NET Bible
And you will be secure, because there is hope; you will be protected and will take your rest in safety.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will feel confident because there's hope, and you will look around and rest in safety.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt trust because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig and sleep in safety;

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yea, you shall dig about you, and take your rest in safety.

American King James Version
And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search about thee , and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt have confidence, because there shall be hope; and having searched about [thee], thou shalt take rest in safety.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt search about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yes, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

World English Bible
You shall be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast trusted because their is hope, And searched -- in confidence thou liest down,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:13-20 Zophar exhorts Job to repentance, and gives him encouragement, yet mixed with hard thoughts of him. He thought that worldly prosperity was always the lot of the righteous, and that Job was to be deemed a hypocrite unless his prosperity was restored. Then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; that is, thou mayst come boldly to the throne of grace, and not with the terror and amazement expressed in ch. 9:34. If we are looked upon in the face of the Anointed, our faces that were cast down may be lifted up; though polluted, being now washed with the blood of Christ, they may be lifted up without spot. We may draw near in full assurance of faith, when we are sprinkled from an evil conscience, Heb 10:22.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope. Job, entering on this second period of prosperity, would be and feel secure; safe, i.e. from any return of calamity, because hope would once more animate him and be his predominant feeling. No doubt "hope springs eternal in the human breast;" and when Job's prosperity was actually restored (Job 42:12-16), these anticipations had their fulfilment; but, as uttered by Zophar, there is a ring of insincerity about them, and we cannot but feel that his object in expatiating at length on the details of Job's coming happiness is not to console and encourage his friend, but rather to annoy and exasperate him, since the entire basis on which he builds is the assumption of Job's heinous guilt (vers. 3, 6, 11, 14), and the prosperity which he promises is to follow upon an acknowledgment of guilt and a putting sway of iniquity (vers. 13, 14), which he knew that Job wholly repudiated. Yea, thou shalt dig about thee. So Schultens, who understands it to mean that Job shall dig a moat around his habitation, to make himself perfectly secure. The verb has, however, two other meanings - "to investigate" or "search out," and "to blush;" and it is taken here in each of these meanings by some critics. Our Revisers translate, "Yea, thou shalt search about thee;" and so Canon Cook and Professor Stanley Loathes. Rosenmuller, on the other hand, and Professor Lee render the words by "Though thou shouldst blush," or "be ashamed." It is difficult to decide between such high authorities; but the fast that Job uses the verb in the sense of "search," "look after," in Job 39:29, and does not elsewhere use it in either of the other senses, should incline us to accept the rendering of the Revised Version. And thou shalt take thy rest in safety; or, securely; i.e. with a sense of being in perfect security.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou shall be secure,.... From coming into like darkness, difficulties, and distress again, and from every evil and enemy; nothing shall come nigh to disturb and hurt, nothing to be feared from any quarter, all around: or "shalt be confident" (y); have a strong faith and full assurance of it, in the love of God, in the living Redeemer, and in the promises which respect the life that now is, and that which is to come:

because there is hope; of the mercy of God, of salvation by Christ, and of eternal glory and happiness, as well as of a continuance of outward prosperity; faith and hope mutually assist each other; faith is the substance of things hoped for, and hope of better and future things on a good foundation encourages faith and confidence:

yea, thou shalt dig about thee; to let in stakes for the pitching and fixing of tents to dwell in, and for more commodious pasturage; or for wells of water, for the supply both of the family and the flocks; or rather, for ditches and trenches to secure from thieves and robbers, or for drains to carry off floods of water:

and thou shalt take thy rest in safety; lie down on the bed and sleep in the night season in peace and quietness, having nothing to fear; being well entrenched, and secure from depredations and inundations; and, more especially being hedged about and protected by the power and providence of God; see Psalm 3:5; the Targum is,

"thou shall prepare a grave, and lie down, and sleep secure.''

(y) "et confides", Mercerus, Piscator, Schmidt; "et habebis fiduciam", V. L.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. The experience of thy life will teach thee there is hope for man in every trial.

dig—namely, wells; the chief necessity in the East. Better, "though now ashamed (Ro 5:5, opposed to the previous 'hope'), thou shalt then rest safely" [Gesenius];

Job 11:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
17"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning. 18"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely. 19"You would lie down and none would disturb you, And many would entreat your favor.…
Cross References
Job 11:17
Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.

Job 11:19
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.

Psalm 127:2
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Treasury of Scripture

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