Job 15:31
New International Version
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.

New Living Translation
Let them no longer fool themselves by trusting in empty riches, for emptiness will be their only reward.

English Standard Version
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment.

Berean Study Bible
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

New American Standard Bible
"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

King James Bible
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Christian Standard Bible
Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

Contemporary English Version
They have put their trust in something worthless; now they will become worthless

Good News Translation
If they are foolish enough to trust in evil, then evil will be their reward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

International Standard Version
Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.

NET Bible
Let him not trust in what is worthless, deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward.

New Heart English Bible
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He shouldn't trust in worthless things and deceive himself because he will get worthless things in return.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

New American Standard 1977
“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall not be established; in vanity he shall err; therefore, he shall be changed into vanity.

King James 2000 Bible
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for futility shall be his reward.

American King James Version
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

American Standard Version
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not believe, being vainly deceived by error, that he may be redeemed with any price.

Darby Bible Translation
Let him not trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense;

English Revised Version
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

World English Bible
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

Young's Literal Translation
Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
30He will not escape from the darkness; the flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God’s mouth will carry him away. 31Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward. 32It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not flourish.…
Cross References
Job 4:8
As I have observed, those who plow iniquity, and those who sow trouble, reap the same.

Job 31:5
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

Job 35:13
Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it.

Proverbs 24:20
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. His deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

not him

Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he …

Galatians 6:3,7 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he …

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things …

trust

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches …

Isaiah 59:4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, …

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

for vanity

Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Isaiah 17:10,11 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not …

Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it …

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption…







Lexicon
Let him not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

deceive himself
נִתְעָ֑ה (niṯ·‘āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

with trust
יַאֲמֵ֣ן (ya·’ă·mên)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

in emptiness,
בַּשָּׁ֣יו (baš·šāw)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

for
כִּי־ (kî·šā-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

emptiness
שָׁ֝֗וְא (w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

will be
תִּהְיֶ֥ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his reward.
תְמוּרָתֽוֹ׃ (ṯə·mū·rā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8545: Barter, compensation
(31) Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity.--Or, Let him not trust in vanity deceiving himself. (Comp. James 1:26; 1Samuel 12:21.)

Verse 31. - Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity; rather, let him not trust in vanity (or, in falsehood)' deceiving himself (see the Revised Version). All the supports and stays of the wicked are vanity - unsubstantial, futile, utterly vain and useless. It is only a man who "deceives himself" that can trust in them. For vanity shall be his recompense. Such as do so trust gain nothing by it; they sow vanity and reap vanity. 15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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