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.

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.

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 State of the Godless
16"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay, 17He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver. 18"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.…
Cross References
Job 3:15
Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.

Job 15:29
"He will not become rich, nor will his wealth endure; And his grain will not bend down to the ground.

Job 20:10
"His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth.

Job 20:18
"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them.

Job 27:16
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Zephaniah 1:11
"Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.
Treasury of Scripture

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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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