Job 22:24
New International Version
and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines,

New Living Translation
If you give up your lust for money and throw your precious gold into the river,

English Standard Version
if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed,

Berean Study Bible
and consign your gold to the dust and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the ravines,

New American Standard Bible
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

King James Bible
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

Christian Standard Bible
and consign your gold to the dust, the gold of Ophir to the stones in the wadis,

Contemporary English Version
So get rid of your finest gold, as though it were sand.

Good News Translation
Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry stream bed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and consign your gold to the dust, the gold of Ophir to the stones in the wadis,

International Standard Version
Bury your gold nuggets in the dust, and your source of gold among the stones in a streambed,

NET Bible
and throw your gold in the dust--your gold of Ophir among the rocks in the ravines--

New Heart English Bible
Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and lay your gold down in the dust, and put your gold from Ophir among the pebbles in the rivers,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And lay thy treasure in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks;

New American Standard 1977
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Jubilee Bible 2000
then thou shalt lay up gold as dust and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

American King James Version
Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

American Standard Version
And lay thou thy treasure in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt lay up for thyself treasure in a heap on the rock; and Sophir shall be as the rock of the torrent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall give for earth flint, and for flint torrents of gold.

Darby Bible Translation
And put the precious ore with the dust, and [the gold of] Ophir among the stones of the torrents,

English Revised Version
And lay thou thy treasure in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

World English Bible
Lay your treasure in the dust, the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

Young's Literal Translation
So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
23If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored. If you remove injustice from your tents 24and consign your gold to the dust and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the ravines, 25then the Almighty will be your gold and the finest silver for you.…
Cross References
1 Kings 10:11
(The fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a great cargo of almug wood and precious stones.

Job 22:25
then the Almighty will be your gold and the finest silver for you.

Job 31:24
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,

Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

lay up

1 Kings 10:21
And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

2 Chronicles 1:5
Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

2 Chronicles 9:10,27
And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones…

as dust.

Genesis 10:29
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

1 Kings 9:28
And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.

1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.







Lexicon
and consign
וְשִׁית־ (wə·šîṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

your gold
בָּ֑צֶר (bā·ṣer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1220: Strictly a, clipping, gold

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the dust
עָפָ֥ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and the gold of Ophir
אוֹפִֽיר׃ (’ō·w·p̄îr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 211: Ophir -- a son of Joktan, also his descendants, also a region from which gold comes

to the stones
וּבְצ֖וּר (ū·ḇə·ṣūr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

of the ravines,
נְחָלִ֣ים (nə·ḥā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft
(24) The gold of Ophir.--And, moreover, that the wealth for which he was so famous among the children of the East was the accumulation of iniquity and wrong-doing. The sense probably is, "Put thy treasure on a level with the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks": that is, reckon it of no more value than such stones; do not set thine heart upon it. The situation of Ophir has always been a matter of dispute. Josephus placed it in India (Antt. viii. 6, ? 4), as do some moderns; others suppose it to have been an Indian colony in Southern Arabia, and others have placed it on the east coast of Africa.

Verse 24. - Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust; rather, then shalt thou lay thy treasure in the dust; i.e. hold it in slight esteem, because of its abundance. And the gold of Ophir (literally, and Ophir) shall be to thee as the stones of the brooks, (comp. 2 Chronicles 9:27, "And the king [i.e. Solomon] made silver in Jerusalem as stones"). "Ophir" stands, no doubt, for untold wealth, being the great gold- producing country (see 1 Kings 9:28; 1 Kings 10:11; 1 Kings 22:48; 1 Chronicles 29:41; Psalm 45:9; Isaiah 13:12). (On its location, see the article on "Ophir," in Smith's 'Dict. of the Bible,' vol 2. pp. 637-652, and compare the comment on Job 28:16.) 22:21-30 The answer of Eliphaz wrongly implied that Job had hitherto not known God, and that prosperity in this life would follow his sincere conversion. The counsel Eliphaz here gives is good, though, as to Job, it was built upon a false supposition that he was a stranger and enemy to God. Let us beware of slandering our brethren; and if it be our lot to suffer in this manner, let us remember how Job was treated; yea, how Jesus was reviled, that we may be patient. Let us examine whether there may not be some colour for the slander, and walk watchfully, so as to be clear of all appearances of evil.
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