Job 1:15
New International Version
and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"

New Living Translation
when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

English Standard Version
and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

Berean Study Bible
the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

New American Standard Bible
and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

King James Bible
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Christian Standard Bible
the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"

Contemporary English Version
a gang of Sabeans attacked and stole the oxen and donkeys! Your other servants were killed, and I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

Good News Translation
Suddenly the Sabeans attacked and stole them all. They killed every one of your servants except me. I am the only one who escaped to tell you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"

International Standard Version
when the Sabeans attacked, captured the servants, and killed them with swords. I alone escaped to tell you!"

NET Bible
and the Sabeans swooped down and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! And I--only I alone--escaped to tell you!"

New Heart English Bible
and Sheba attacked, and took them away. Yes, they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
men from Sheba attacked. They took the livestock and massacred the servants. I'm the only one who has escaped to tell you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the Sabeans made a raid, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.'

New American Standard 1977
and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the Sabeans {Heb. those of Sheba} fell upon them and took them away; they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone am escaped to tell you.

American King James Version
And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell you.

American Standard Version
and the Sabeans fell upon them , and took them away: yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and the spoilers came and took them for a prey, and slew the servants with the sword; and I having escaped alone am come to tell thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Sabeans rushed in, and took all away, and slew the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell thee.

Darby Bible Translation
and [they of] Sheba fell [upon them] and took them, and the servants have they smitten with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee.

English Revised Version
and the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only have escaped alone to tell thee.

World English Bible
and the Sabeans attacked, and took them away. Yes, they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

Young's Literal Translation
and Sheba doth fall, and take them, and the young men they have smitten by the mouth of the sword, and I am escaped -- only I alone -- to declare it to thee.'
Study Bible
Job Loses His Children and Possessions
14a messenger came and reported to Job: “While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby, 15the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 16While he was still speaking, another messenger came and reported: “The fire of God fell from heaven. It burned and consumed the sheep and the servants, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”…
Cross References
Genesis 10:7
The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

Job 1:14
a messenger came and reported to Job: "While the oxen were plowing and the donkeys grazing nearby,

Job 6:19
The caravans of Tema look for water; the travelers of Sheba hope to find it.

Ezekiel 24:26
on that day a fugitive will come and tell you the news.

Joel 3:8
I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation." Indeed, the LORD has spoken.

Treasury of Scripture

And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell you.

Sabeans.

Genesis 10:7,28
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan…

Genesis 25:3
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

Psalm 72:10
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

and I only.

Job 1:16,17,19
While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee…

1 Samuel 22:20,21
And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David…







Lexicon
the Sabeans
שְׁבָא֙ (šə·ḇā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7614: Sheba -- a territory in soutwest Arabia, also the name of one or more descendant of Noah

swooped down
וַתִּפֹּ֤ל (wat·tip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

and took them away.
וַתִּקָּחֵ֔ם (wat·tiq·qā·ḥêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

They struck down
הִכּ֣וּ (hik·kū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the servants
הַנְּעָרִ֖ים (han·nə·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

with the sword,
חָ֑רֶב (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and I
אֲנִ֛י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

alone
לְבַדִּ֖י (lə·ḇad·dî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

have escaped
וָֽאִמָּ֨לְטָ֧ה (wā·’im·mā·lə·ṭāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

to tell
לְהַגִּ֥יד (lə·hag·gîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

you!”
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(15) The Sabeans.--Literally, Sheba. Three persons named Sheba are found in Genesis: (1) The son of Raamah and grandson of Cush (Genesis 10:7); (2) the son of Jokshan and grandson of Abraham (Genesis 25:3); (3) The son of Joktanand grandson of Eber (Genesis 10:28). It is probably the second who is referred to here, whose descendants led a predatory and marauding kind of life in the country bordering on that of Job. (Comp. Ezekiel 38:13.)

Verse 15. - And the Sabeans (literally, Sheba) fell upon them, and took them away. The Sabeans were the principal people of Arabia in ancient times, and the name seems to be used sometimes in the general sense of "Arabs" (see Psalm 72:10, 15; Jeremiah 6:20). We may suppose that hem, either the general sense is intended, or, if the specific one, then that, at the date whereto the story of Job belongs, there were Sabeans in Eastern as well as in Southern Arabia, in the neighbourhood of the Upper Persian Gulf as well as in the neighbourhood of the Indian Ocean. The plundering habits of all the Arab tribes are well known. Strabo says that the Sabeans, even at the height of their prosperity, made excursions for the sake of plunder into Arabia Petraea and even Syria (Strab., 16:4) Yea, they have slain; rather, they slew, or they smote. The servants; literally, the young men; i.e. the labourers who were engaged in ploughing, and would be in duty bound to resist the carrying off of the cattle. With the edge of the sword. The lance is the chief weapon of the modern Bedouin, but it may have been different anciently. Or the expression used may merely mean "with weapons of war." And I only am escaped alone to tell thee. Professor Lee translates, "And I have hardly escaped alone to tell thee." 1:13-19 Satan brought Job's troubles upon him on the day that his children began their course of feasting. The troubles all came upon Job at once; while one messenger of evil tidings was speaking, another followed. His dearest and most valuable possessions were his ten children; news is brought him that they are killed. They were taken away when he had most need of them to comfort him under other losses. In God only have we a help present at all times.
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