Job 20:6
New International Version
Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,

New Living Translation
Though the pride of the godless reaches to the heavens and their heads touch the clouds,

English Standard Version
Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

Berean Study Bible
Though his arrogance reaches the heavens, and his head touches the clouds,

King James Bible
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

New King James Version
Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, And his head reaches to the clouds,

New American Standard Bible
“Though his arrogance reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,

NASB 1995
“Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,

NASB 1977
“Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,

Amplified Bible
“Though his pride reaches the heavens And his head touches the clouds,

Christian Standard Bible
Though his arrogance reaches heaven, and his head touches the clouds,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though his arrogance reaches heaven, and his head touches the clouds,

American Standard Version
Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If his height ascends to Heaven and his head will arrive to the clouds

Brenton Septuagint Translation
although his gifts should go up to heaven, and his sacrifice reach the clouds.

Contemporary English Version
Though their pride and power may reach to the sky,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If his pride mount up even to heaven, and his head touch the clouds:

English Revised Version
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

Good News Translation
They may grow great, towering to the sky, so great that their heads reach the clouds,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If his height reaches to the sky and his head touches the clouds,

International Standard Version
Though he grow as tall as the sky, or though his head touches the clouds,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds;

Literal Standard Version
Though his excellence goes up to the heavens, He strikes his head against a cloud—

NET Bible
Even though his stature reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,

New Heart English Bible
Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

World English Bible
Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

Young's Literal Translation
Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
5the triumph of the wicked has been brief and the joy of the godless momentary? 6Though his arrogance reaches the heavens, and his head touches the clouds, 7he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, ‘Where is he?’…

Cross References
Isaiah 14:13
You said in your heart: "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of assembly, in the far reaches of the north.

Isaiah 14:14
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

Jeremiah 51:53
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, the destroyers I send will come against her," declares the LORD.

Obadiah 1:3
The pride of your heart has deceived you, O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks whose habitation is the heights, who say in your heart, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'

Obadiah 1:4
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, even from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds;

his excellency

Genesis 11:4
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Isaiah 14:13,14
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: …

Daniel 4:11,22
The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: …

clouds.









Verse 6. - Though his excellency mount up to the heavens. "Though he reach," i.e., "the highest pitch of prosperity" (comp. Psalm 73:9). And his head reach unto the clouds (comp. Daniel 4:22, "Thou, O king, art grown and become strong: and thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

his arrogance
שִׂיא֑וֹ (śî·’ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7863: Elevation

reaches
יַעֲלֶ֣ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the heavens,
לַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (laš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

and his head
וְ֝רֹאשׁ֗וֹ (wə·rō·šōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

touches
יַגִּֽיעַ׃ (yag·gî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

the clouds,
לָעָ֥ב (lā·‘āḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5645: An envelope, darkness, a, cloud, a copse


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