Job 31:25
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New International Version
if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

New Living Translation
Have I gloated about my wealth and all that I own?

English Standard Version
if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant or because my hand had found much,

New American Standard Bible
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;

King James Bible
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great or because my own hand has acquired so much,

International Standard Version
if I've found joy in great wealth that I own, if I've earned a lot with my own hands,

NET Bible
if I have rejoiced because of the extent of my wealth, or because of the great wealth my hand had gained,

New Heart English Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I enjoyed being very rich because my hand had found great [wealth]....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much;

New American Standard 1977
If I have gloated because my wealth was great,
            And because my hand had secured so much;

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I rejoiced because my wealth was being multiplied, and because my hand had gotten much;

King James 2000 Bible
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

American King James Version
If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

American Standard Version
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much.

Darby Bible Translation
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

English Revised Version
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much;

World English Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

Young's Literal Translation
If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
24"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust, 25If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much; 26If I have looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,…
Cross References
Job 1:3
His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Job 1:10
"Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Job 22:24
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Psalm 62:10
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Isaiah 39:2
Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.

Jeremiah 9:23
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Ezekiel 28:5
"By your great wisdom, by your trade You have increased your riches And your heart is lifted up because of your riches--
Treasury of Scripture

If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

rejoiced

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Ezekiel 28:5 By your great wisdom and by your traffic have you increased your …

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

Luke 16:19,25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

because

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has …

Isaiah 10:13,14 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my …

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance…

Habakkuk 1:16 Therefore they sacrifice to their net, and burn incense to their …

gotten much. Heb. found much

Verse 25. - If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much. Job feels that it is wrong even to care greatly for wealth. He seems almost to anticipate the saying of St. Paul, that "covetousness is idolatry" (Colossians 3:5); and hence he passes on without pause from this sort of creature-worship to others common in his day (vers. 26, 27). which he likewise disclaims. If I rejoiced because my wealth was great,.... As it was, see Job 1:2; yet he did not set his heart upon it, please himself with it, indulge to a carnal joy on account of it, nor suffer it to engross his affections, or alienate them from God his chief joy; not but that a man may lawfully rejoice in the goodness of God unto him, in increasing his wealth, and praise him for it, who has placed him in such easy circumstances, and so comfortably provided for him and his family, and put him into a capacity to do good to others; and he may rejoice in what God has given him, and cheerfully partake of it, 1 Chronicles 29:13;

and because my hand had gotten much; though he had much wealth, he did not ascribe it to his own industry, and applaud his own wisdom and diligence, as men are apt to do, for all comes of God, and is owing to his blessing; he did not please himself when become rich, as if his own hand had found him much substance, as Ephraim did, Hosea 12:8. 31:24-32 Job protests, 1. That he never set his heart upon the wealth of this world. How few prosperous professors can appeal to the Lord, that they have not rejoiced because their gains were great! Through the determination to be rich, numbers ruin their souls, or pierce themselves with many sorrows. 2. He never was guilty of idolatry. The source of idolatry is in the heart, and it corrupts men, and provokes God to send judgments upon a nation. 3. He neither desired nor delighted in the hurt of the worst enemy he had. If others bear malice to us, that will not justify us in bearing malice to them. 4. He had never been unkind to strangers. Hospitality is a Christian duty, 1Pe 4:9.
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