Job 27:16
New International Version
Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,

New Living Translation
“Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.

English Standard Version
Though he heap up silver like dust, and pile up clothing like clay,

Berean Study Bible
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

King James Bible
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

New King James Version
Though he heaps up silver like dust, And piles up clothing like clay—

New American Standard Bible
“Though he piles up silver like dust, And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

NASB 1995
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

NASB 1977
“Though he piles up silver like dust, And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay;

Amplified Bible
“Though he heaps up silver like dust And piles up clothing like clay,

Christian Standard Bible
Though he piles up silver like dust and heaps up fine clothing like clay —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though he piles up silver like dust and heaps up a wardrobe like clay--

American Standard Version
Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If they will gather money like dust, and would prepare clothing like clay

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Even if he should gather silver as earth, and prepare gold as clay;

Contemporary English Version
The wicked may collect riches and clothes in abundance as easily as clay.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he shall heap together silver as earth, and prepare raiment as clay,

English Revised Version
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Good News Translation
The wicked may have too much silver to count and more clothes than anyone needs;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Though he collects silver like dust and piles up clothing like dirt,

International Standard Version
"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay;

Literal Standard Version
If he heaps up silver as dust, "" And prepares clothing as clay,

NET Bible
If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay,

New Heart English Bible
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

World English Bible
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

Young's Literal Translation
If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wicked Man's Portion
15His survivors will be buried by the plague, and their widows will not weep for them. 16Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay, 17what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.…

Cross References
Job 3:15
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Job 15:29
He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure. His possessions will not overspread the land.

Job 20:10
His sons will seek the favor of the poor, for his own hands must return his wealth.

Job 27:15
His survivors will be buried by the plague, and their widows will not weep for them.

Job 27:17
what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is passed to the righteous.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He assigns the task of gathering and accumulating that which he will hand over to one who pleases God. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Zephaniah 1:11
Wail, O dwellers of the Hollow, for all your merchants will be silenced; all who weigh out silver will be cut off.

Zechariah 9:3
Tyre has built herself a fortress; she has heaped up silver like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.


Treasury of Scripture

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

heap up

Job 22:24
Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

1 Kings 10:27
And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.

Habakkuk 2:6
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

Matthew 6:19
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

James 5:2
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.









Verse 16. - Though he heap up silver as the dust. The city of Tyro, we are told by Zechariah, "heaped up silver as the dust" (Zechariah 9:3), i.e. in vast quantities, beyond count. So might the wicked man do. He might also prepare raiment as the clay; i.e. fill his house with rich dresses, partly for his own wear, partly to be given as robes of honour to his friends and boon companions (setup. Genesis 45:22; 2 Kings 5:22; 2 Kings 10:22, Matthew 6:19; James 5:2). Robes of honour are still kept in store by Eastern monarchs, and presented as marks of favour to visitors of importance,

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

he heaps up
יִצְבֹּ֣ר (yiṣ·bōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6651: To aggregate

silver
כָּ֑סֶף (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

like dust
כֶּעָפָ֣ר (ke·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and piles up
יָכִ֥ין (yā·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

a wardrobe
מַלְבּֽוּשׁ׃ (mal·būš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4403: A garment, clothing

like clay,
וְ֝כַחֹ֗מֶר (wə·ḵa·ḥō·mer)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2563: A bubbling up, of water, a wave, of earth, mire, clay, a heap, a chomer, dry measure


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