Job 3:14
New International Version
with kings and rulers of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,

New Living Translation
I would rest with the world's kings and prime ministers, whose great buildings now lie in ruins.

English Standard Version
with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves,

Berean Study Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves cities now in ruins,

New American Standard Bible
With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

King James Bible
With kings and counsellers of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;

Christian Standard Bible
with the kings and counselors of the earth, who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves,

Contemporary English Version
with kings and their advisors whose palaces lie in ruins,

Good News Translation
sleeping like the kings and rulers who rebuilt ancient palaces.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
with the kings and counselors of the earth, who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves,

International Standard Version
along with kings and counselors of the earth, who used to build for themselves what are now only ruins,

NET Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth who built for themselves places now desolate,

New Heart English Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built up waste places for themselves;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would be with the kings and the counselors of the world who built for themselves [what are now] ruins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With kings and counsellors of the earth, Who built up waste places for themselves;

New American Standard 1977
With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

Jubilee Bible 2000
with the kings and the counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

King James 2000 Bible
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

American King James Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

American Standard Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, Who built up waste places for themselves;

Douay-Rheims Bible
With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes:

Darby Bible Translation
With kings and counsellors of the earth, who build desolate places for themselves,

English Revised Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built up waste places for themselves;

Webster's Bible Translation
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

World English Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built up waste places for themselves;

Young's Literal Translation
With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves.
Study Bible
Job Laments His Birth
13For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest 14with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves cities now in ruins, 15or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.…
Cross References
Job 12:17
He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools of judges.

Job 12:18
He loosens the bonds placed by kings and fastens a belt around their waists.

Job 15:28
he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to crumble.

Isaiah 58:12
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will restore the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets of Dwelling.

Treasury of Scripture

With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

kings.

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

1 Kings 2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

1 Kings 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of …

Psalm 49:6-10,14 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver …

Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; …

Isaiah 14:10-16 All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as …

Ezekiel 27:18-32 Damascus was your merchant in the multitude of the wares of your …

which built. Who erect splendid mausoleums, funeral monuments, etc. to keep their names from perishing, while their bodies are turned to corruption.

Job 15:28 And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, …

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till …

Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, …







Lexicon
with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

kings
מְ֭לָכִים (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

and counselors
וְיֹ֣עֲצֵי (wə·yō·‘ă·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

of the earth,
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

who built
הַבֹּנִ֖ים (hab·bō·nîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

for themselves
לָֽמוֹ׃ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

cities now in ruins,
חֳרָב֣וֹת (ḥo·rā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin
(14) Desolate places--i.e., gorgeous tombs and splendid sepulchres, which, being tenanted only by the dead, are desolate; or it may mean that the places so built of old are now ruined and desolate. In the former sense it is possible that the Pyramids may here be hinted at.

Verse 14. - With kings and counsellers of the earth. As a great man himself, nobly born probably, Job expects that his place in another world would have been with kings and nobles (see Isaiah 14:9-11, where the King of Babylon, on entering Sheol, finds himself among "all the kings of the nations"). Which built desolate places for themselves. Some understand "restorers of cities which had become waste and desolate;" others, "builders of edifices which, since they built them, have become desolate;" others, again, "builders of desolate and dreary piles," such as the Pyramids, and the rock-tombs common in Arabia, which were desolate and dreary from the time that they were built. The brevity studied by the writer makes his meaning somewhat obscure. 3:11-19 Job complained of those present at his birth, for their tender attention to him. No creature comes into the world so helpless as man. God's power and providence upheld our frail lives, and his pity and patience spared our forfeited lives. Natural affection is put into parents' hearts by God. To desire to die that we may be with Christ, that we may be free from sin, is the effect and evidence of grace; but to desire to die, only that we may be delivered from the troubles of this life, savours of corruption. It is our wisdom and duty to make the best of that which is, be it living or dying; and so to live to the Lord, and die to the Lord, as in both to be his, Ro 14:8. Observe how Job describes the repose of the grave; There the wicked cease from troubling. When persecutors die, they can no longer persecute. There the weary are at rest: in the grave they rest from all their labours. And a rest from sin, temptation, conflict, sorrows, and labours, remains in the presence and enjoyment of God. There believers rest in Jesus, nay, as far as we trust in the Lord Jesus and obey him, we here find rest to our souls, though in the world we have tribulation.
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