Job 27:17
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New International Version
what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.

New Living Translation
But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.

English Standard Version
he may pile it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.

Berean Study Bible
what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.

New American Standard Bible
He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.

King James Bible
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Christian Standard Bible
he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide up his silver.

Contemporary English Version
But God's people will wear clothes taken from them and divide up their riches.

Good News Translation
but some good person will wear the clothes, and someone honest will get the silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it, and the innocent will divide up his silver.

International Standard Version
whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!

NET Bible
what he stores up a righteous man will wear, and an innocent man will inherit his silver.

New Heart English Bible
he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
righteous people will wear what he piles up, and the innocent will divide the silver [among themselves].

JPS Tanakh 1917
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver.

New American Standard 1977
He may prepare it, but the just will wear it, And the innocent will divide the silver.

Jubilee Bible 2000
he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

King James 2000 Bible
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

American King James Version
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

American Standard Version
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, And the innocent shall divide the silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall prepare indeed, but the just man shall be clothed with it: and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Darby Bible Translation
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.

English Revised Version
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

World English Bible
he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Young's Literal Translation
He prepareth -- and the righteous putteth it on, And the silver the innocent doth apportion.
Study Bible
The Wicked Man's Portion
16Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay, 17what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent. 18The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman.…
Cross References
Job 3:15
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Job 15:29
He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure. His possessions will not spread over the land.

Job 20:10
His sons will seek the favor of the poor, for his own hands must return his wealth.

Job 20:18
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he cannot enjoy the profits of his trading.

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous.

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He assigns the task of gathering and accumulating that which he will hand over to one who pleases God. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Zephaniah 1:11
Wail, O dwellers of the Hollow, for all your merchants will be silenced; all who weigh out silver will be cut off.

Treasury of Scripture

He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

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Verse 17. - He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on. The raiment thus accumulated shall pass from the wicked into the hands of the just, who at his death shall enter upon his inheritance (Job 20:18, 20, 28). And the innocent shall divide the silver (see the first clause of ver. 16). He may prepare it,.... Raiment; beginning with that first which was mentioned last, which is frequent in the Hebrew and eastern languages; such things may be done, and often are, by wicked men:

but the just shall put it on; the wicked man will either have no heart, or have no time, to wear it, at least to wear it out, and so a just man shall have it, as the Israelites put on the raiment of the Egyptians, which they begged or borrowed, and spoiled them of, Exodus 12:35; and oftentimes so it is in Providence, that the wealth of wicked men is by one means or another transferred into the families of good men, who enjoy it, and make a better use of it, Proverbs 13:22;

and the innocent shall divide the silver; have a part of it at least, or divide the whole between his children, or give a part of it to the poor; so money that is ill gotten, or ill used, is taken away, and put into the hands of one that will have mercy on the poor, and liberally distribute it to them, Proverbs 28:8. 17. Introverted parallelism. (See [523]Introduction). Of the four clauses in the two verses, one answers to four, two to three (so Mt 7:6).27:11-23 Job's friends, on the same subject, spoke of the misery of wicked men before death as proportioned to their crimes; Job considered that if it were not so, still the consequences of their death would be dreadful. Job undertook to set this matter in a true light. Death to a godly man, is like a fair gale of wind to convey him to the heavenly country; but, to a wicked man, it is like a storm, that hurries him away to destruction. While he lived, he had the benefit of sparing mercy; but now the day of God's patience is over, and he will pour out upon him his wrath. When God casts down a man, there is no flying from, nor bearing up under his anger. Those who will not now flee to the arms of Divine grace, which are stretched out to receive them, will not be able to flee from the arms of Divine wrath, which will shortly be stretched out to destroy them. And what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and thus lose his own soul?
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