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,

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

New King James Version
Then you will lay your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.

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

NASB 1995
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

NASB 1977
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Amplified Bible
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks [considering it of little value],

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will accumulate silver as the dust, and the gold of Ophir like the sand of the valley

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
So as to set a defense on the dust, And a covering on a rock of the valleys.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 that 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.









(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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

and the gold of Ophir
אוֹפִֽיר׃ (’ō·w·p̄îr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 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 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

of the ravines,
נְחָלִ֣ים (nə·ḥā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft


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