Job 31:31
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New International Version
if those of my household have never said, 'Who has not been filled with Job's meat?'--

New Living Translation
"My servants have never said, 'He let others go hungry.'

English Standard Version
if the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who is there that has not been filled with his meat?’

New American Standard Bible
"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat '?

King James Bible
If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Haven't the members of my household said, "Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job's table?"

International Standard Version
People in my household have said, 'We cannot find anyone who has not been satisfied with his meat,' haven't they?

NET Bible
if the members of my household have never said, 'If only there were someone who has not been satisfied from Job's meat!'--

New Heart English Bible
if the men of my tent have not said, 'Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If the people who were in my tent had said, 'We wish we had never filled [our stomachs] with his food'....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If the men of my tent said not: 'Who can find one that hath not been satisfied with his meat?'

New American Standard 1977
“Have the men of my tent not said,
            ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
when the servants of my tent said, Oh that we had of his flesh! We would never be satisfied.

King James 2000 Bible
If the men of my tent have not, Oh that we had of his meat! we cannot be satisfied.

American King James Version
If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

American Standard Version
If the men of my tent have not said, Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the men of my tabernacle have not said: Who will give us of his flesh that we may be filled?

Darby Bible Translation
If the men of my tent said not, Who shall find one that hath not been satisfied with his meat? --

English Revised Version
If the men of my tent said not, Who can find one that hath not been satisfied with his flesh?

Webster's Bible Translation
If the men of my tabernacle have not said, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

World English Bible
if the men of my tent have not said, 'Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?'

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- say ye, O men of my tent, 'O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.'
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
30"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse. 31"Have the men of my tent not said, 'Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat'? 32"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.…
Cross References
Job 22:7
"To the weary you have given no water to drink, And from the hungry you have withheld bread.

Job 31:32
"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.
Treasury of Scripture

If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

the men

1 Samuel 24:4,10 And the men of David said to him, Behold the day of which the LORD …

1 Samuel 26:8 Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered your enemy into your …

2 Samuel 16:9,10 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this …

2 Samuel 19:21,22 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei …

Jeremiah 40:15,16 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spoke to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly …

Luke 9:54,55 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, …

Luke 22:50,51 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off …

Oh

Job 19:22 Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up …

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them …

Proverbs 1:11,12,18 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Micah 3:2,3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from …

(31) Oh that we had of his flesh!--We should never be satisfied therewith. (Comp. the similar expression, Job 19:22.)

Verse 31. - If the men of my tent said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. A very obscure passage, but probably to be connected with the following verse, in which Job boasts of his hospitality. Translate, If the men of my tent did not say, Who can find a man that has not been satisfied with his meat? The apodosis is wanting, as in ver. 28. If the men of my tabernacle,.... Either his friends, that came to visit him, and take a meal with him, and would sometimes tarry awhile with him in his house, being very free and familiar with him; and who were, as it were, at home in his tabernacle; or rather his domestic servants, that were under his roof, and dwelt in his house, see Job 19:15; if these

said not, oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied; of the flesh of Job's enemy; and the sense is that his servants used to say, are cannot bear to see our master so ill used and insulted by his enemy; we wish he would only allow us to avenge him on him, we would eat him up alive; we would devour him, and destroy him at once; nor can we be satisfied unless we have leave to do it: and so this is a further proof of Job's patience with his enemies, that though he had fetters on in his family, his servants solicited him to revenge, yet he abstained from it; which may be exemplified in the cases of David and of Christ, 1 Samuel 26:8, though some think these words express Job's patience towards his servants, who were so angry with him for the strict discipline he observed in his house, that they wished they had his flesh to eat, and could not be satisfied without it; and yet, so far was he from taking pleasure in the calamities of his enemies, and wishing ill to them, that he did not resent the ill natured speeches of his servants, and avenge himself on them for their wicked insults upon him: but it can hardly be thought that Job would keep such wicked servants in his house; but perhaps Job here enters upon a new crime, which he clears himself of, and is opened more fully in Job 31:32, namely, inhospitality to strangers; since the particle "if" commonly begins a new article in this chapter, and being taken in this sense, various interpretations are given; some, as if Job's servants were displeased with him for his hospitality, that his house was always so full of guests, that they were continually employed in dressing food for them, that they had not time, or that there was not enough left for them to eat of his flesh, his food, and be satisfied with it; or else, as pleased with the plentiful table he kept, and therefore desired to continue always in his service, and eat of his food; nor could they be satisfied with the food of others, or live elsewhere; though perhaps it is best of all to render the words, as by some, who will give, or show the man "that is not satisfied of his flesh?" (h) point out the man in all the neighbourhood that has not been liberally entertained at Job's table to his full satisfaction and content; and his liberality did not extend only to his neighbours, but to strangers also; as follows.

(h) So Schultens, "quis"; and Ikenius, apud ib. 31. That is, Job's household said, Oh, that we had Job's enemy to devour, we cannot rest satisfied till we have! But Job refrained from even wishing revenge (1Sa 26:8; 2Sa 16:9, 10). So Jesus Christ (Lu 9:54, 55). But, better (see Job 31:32), translated, "Who can show (literally, give) the man who was not satisfied with the flesh (meat) provided by Job?" He never let a poor man leave his gate without giving him enough to eat.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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