Job 15:19
New International Version
(to whom alone the land was given when no foreigners moved among them):

New Living Translation
from those to whom the land was given long before any foreigners arrived.

English Standard Version
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them).

Berean Study Bible
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

King James Bible
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

New King James Version
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them:

New American Standard Bible
To whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them.

NASB 1995
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.

NASB 1977
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.

Amplified Bible
To whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them [corrupting the truth].

Christian Standard Bible
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the land was given to them alone when no foreigner passed among them.

American Standard Version
Unto whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them):

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To them by themselves the Earth was given and no stranger passed among them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To them alone the earth was given, and no stranger came upon them.

Contemporary English Version
Those who gained such insights also gained the land, and they were not influenced by foreign teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger hath passed among them.

English Revised Version
Unto whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them:)

Good News Translation
Their land was free from foreigners; there was no one to lead them away from God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The land was given to them alone, and no stranger passed through their land.)

International Standard Version
To them alone was the land given, when no invader passed through their midst.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them.

Literal Standard Version
To them alone was the land given, And a stranger did not pass over into their midst:

NET Bible
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

New Heart English Bible
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):

World English Bible
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):

Young's Literal Translation
To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
18what was declared by wise men and was not concealed from their fathers, 19to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them. 20A wicked man writhes in pain all his days; only a few years are reserved for the ruthless.…

Cross References
Job 15:18
what was declared by wise men and was not concealed from their fathers,

Job 15:20
A wicked man writhes in pain all his days; only a few years are reserved for the ruthless.


Treasury of Scripture

To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

Unto whom

Genesis 10:25,32
And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan…

Deuteronomy 32:8
When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Joel 3:17
So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.









Verse 19. - Unto whom alone the earth was given. The reference is clearly to a very remote time, when men were comparatively few, and lived in quiet possession of their own lands, undisturbed by invasions, wars, or struggles for territory. Professor Lee thinks that the times immediately after, and even those before, the Flood are glanced at; while Schultens regards Eliphaz as alluding to the first settlements of the Joktanidae in Arabia. In either case, the passage tells in favour or, and not against, the antiquity of the Book of Job, since it marks the composer as "living at a time when the memory of an age of patriarchal simplicity was yet fresh in men's minds" (Canon Cook). And no stranger passed among them. Races were not mixed up one with another, and so the purity of primitive doctrine remained undisturbed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to whom
לָהֶ֣ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

alone
לְ֭בַדָּם (lə·ḇad·dām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

was given
נִתְּנָ֣ה (nit·tə·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

when no
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

foreigner
זָ֣ר (zār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

passed
עָ֖בַר (‘ā·ḇar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

among them:
בְּתוֹכָֽם׃ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre


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