Job 15:27
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New International Version
"Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,

New Living Translation
"These wicked people are heavy and prosperous; their waists bulge with fat.

English Standard Version
because he has covered his face with his fat and gathered fat upon his waist

New American Standard Bible
"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.

King James Bible
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though his face is covered with fat and his waistline bulges with it,

International Standard Version
Though he covered his face with fat, and is grossly overweight at the waist,

NET Bible
Because he covered his face with fat, and made his hips bulge with fat,

New Heart English Bible
because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"His face is bloated with fat, and he is fat around the waist.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, And made collops of fat on his loins;

New American Standard 1977
“For he has covered his face with his fat,
            And made his thighs heavy with flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for he covered his face with his fatness and made collops of fat on his flanks;

King James 2000 Bible
Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes heavy fat on his waist.

American King James Version
Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of fat on his flanks.

American Standard Version
Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, And gathered fat upon his loins;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fatness hath covered his face, and the fat hangeth down on his sides.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat upon [his] flanks.

English Revised Version
Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, and made collops of fat on his flanks;

Webster's Bible Translation
Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

World English Bible
because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.

Young's Literal Translation
For he hath covered his face with his fat, And maketh vigour over his confidence.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
26"He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield. 27"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh. 28"He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.…
Cross References
Job 15:26
"He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield.

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:7
Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.

Psalm 119:70
Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.
Treasury of Scripture

Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of fat on his flanks.

he covereth

Job 17:10 But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find …

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Psalm 78:31 The wrath of God came on them, and slew the fattest of them, and …

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Verse 27. - Because he covereth his face with his fatness. The ground and origin of the wicked man's audacity is his luxurious and intemperate living. In the days of his prosperity he pampered his body, freely indulged all his carnal appetites, and gave himself up to gluttony and gourmandism. This depraved his moral nature, separated between him and God, and finally produced in him the insolence and presumption described in vers. 25, 26 And maketh collops of fat on his flanks. The same idea, only very slightly varied, as so often in the second member of a verse. Because he covereth his face with his fatness,.... He has no fear of God, nor shame for his sin; he blushes not to rise up against God in the manner he does, because his eyes stand out with fatness; or rather his face is covered with it, that is, he abounds in riches, he enjoys great prosperity, a large affluence of all good things; and this makes him haughty and imperious, neither to fear God, nor regard man like Jeshurun, who, when he "waxed fat, was grown thick, and covered with fatness, kicked" against God, and his providences, sinned and rebelled against him; "forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation", Deuteronomy 32:15; and to the same purpose is the following clause:

and maketh collops of fat in his flanks; a description of a very fat man, and one that pampers the flesh, and indulges himself in eating and drinking; and, figuratively, of one that abounds in the good things of this world, and which make him vain and proud, and lead him on to commit sin in a bold and daring way, promising himself impunity in it, but without any just ground for it, as the following verses show; perhaps some respect may be had to Job's children feasting with one another in their prosperity, which led on to sin, and issued in their ruin, as Eliphaz would suggest. 27. The well-nourished body of the rebel is the sign of his prosperity.

collops—masses of fat. He pampers and fattens himself with sensual indulgences; hence his rebellion against God (De 32:15; 1Sa 2:29).15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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