Job 15:34
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New International Version
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.

New Living Translation
For the godless are barren. Their homes, enriched through bribery, will burn.

English Standard Version
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery.

New American Standard Bible
"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.

King James Bible
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the company of the godless will have no children, and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.

International Standard Version
For the company of the godless is desolation, and fire consumes the tents of those who bribe.

NET Bible
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of those who accept bribes.

New Heart English Bible
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because a mob of godless people produces nothing, and fire burns up the tents of those who offer bribes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the company of the godless shall be desolate, And fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

New American Standard 1977
“For the company of the godless is barren,
            And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the congregation of the hypocrites shall be made desolate, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

King James 2000 Bible
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

American King James Version
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

American Standard Version
For the company of the godless shall be barren, And fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the congregation of the hypocrite is barren, and fire shall devour their tabernacles, who love to take bribes.

Darby Bible Translation
For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

English Revised Version
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

World English Bible
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

Young's Literal Translation
For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
33"He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree. 34"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt. 35"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."…
Cross References
Job 8:13
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,

Job 8:22
"Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."

Job 15:30
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
Treasury of Scripture

For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

the congregation

Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

Job 20:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.

Isaiah 33:14,15 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Matthew 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: …

the tabernacles

Job 11:14 If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness …

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are …

Job 22:5-9 Is not your wickedness great? and your iniquities infinite…

Job 29:12-17 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, …

1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

(34) Desolate.--This was Job's own word (Job 3:7), and as it is an uncommon word, there may be some intentional reference to his use of it.

Verse 34. - For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate; or, shall be sterile or barren like the vine and olive of the preceding verse. The entire company of the wicked shall suffer this punishment. And fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. God's lightning shall fall from heaven, and burn up the tents (i.e. the habitations) of those who take bribes to pervert justice. It is suggested that Eliphaz intends to accuse Job of the two secret sins of hypocrisy and corruption. For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate,.... Hypocrites are such who seem to and would be thought to be, what they are not; they are outwardly righteous before men, but inwardly very wicked; have a form of godliness, but are destitute the power of it, 2 Timothy 3:5; pretend to much religion, and to be worshippers of God, when it is only in outward appearances, and not in reality and sincerity: and such as these have been in the congregations of the righteous, in all ages; but here Eliphaz speaks of a congregation of them, a society, a family of them; and very probably has his eye upon Job's, and would represent hereby that he, the head of his family, and his children, when living, and his servants and associates, were all hypocrites, and now become desolate, reduced to want and poverty, and in distressed circumstances: or were "solitary" (i) and alone, as the word is rendered in Job 3:7; destitute of friends, and of the comforts of life; and perhaps reference may be had to the future state of such, when they shall aloud be bid to depart from God, have no society with angels and saints, but shall have their portion with those of the same character with them, hypocrites, in the highest degree of torment and misery, Matthew 24:51;

and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery; either such tents, or houses, as were built with money taken as bribes; see Habakkuk 2:12; or where such who received bribes dwelt; unjust judges, who took a gift that blinds the eyes, to pervert justice. Job is afterwards by Eliphaz represented as if he was an oppressor, a wicked magistrate, and guilty of such like crimes as here pointed at, Job 22:6; and the "fire" said to consume the dwelling places of such may be understood either of material fire, such as came down from heaven, and destroyed Job's sheep, Job 1:16; or figuratively, the wrath of God often compared to fire, which would appear in one way or another, to the utter ruin of such persons, their habitations, and those that dwelt in them.

"solitarium", Montanus; and to the same sense Vatablus, Beza, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius, Cocceius. 34. Rather, The binding together of the hypocrites (wicked) shall be fruitless [Umbreit].

tabernacles of bribery—namely, dwellings of unjust judges, often reprobated in the Old Testament (Isa 1:23). The "fire of God" that consumed Job's possessions (Job 1:16) Eliphaz insinuates may have been on account of Job's bribery as an Arab sheik or emir.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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