Job 3:15
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New International Version
with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

New Living Translation
I would rest with princes, rich in gold, whose palaces were filled with silver.

English Standard Version
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Berean Study Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

New American Standard Bible
Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.

King James Bible
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

Christian Standard Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Contemporary English Version
and with rulers once rich with silver and gold.

Good News Translation
Then I would be sleeping like princes who filled their houses with gold and silver,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

International Standard Version
or princes who amassed gold for themselves, and who kept filling their houses with silver.

NET Bible
or with princes who possessed gold, who filled their palaces with silver.

New Heart English Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would be with princes who had gold, who filled their homes with silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or with princes that had gold, Who filled their houses with silver;

New American Standard 1977
Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.

Jubilee Bible 2000
or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

King James 2000 Bible
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

American King James Version
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

American Standard Version
Or with princes that had gold, Who filled their houses with silver:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or with princes, that possess gold, and All their houses with silver:

Darby Bible Translation
Or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver;

English Revised Version
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

Webster's Bible Translation
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

World English Bible
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

Young's Literal Translation
Or with princes -- they have gold, They are filling their houses with silver.
Study Bible
Job Laments His Birth
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. 16Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, like an infant who never sees daylight?…
Cross References
Job 3:16
Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, like an infant who never sees daylight?

Job 12:21
He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

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

Treasury of Scripture

Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

who filled their houses. That is, 'the covetous, whom nothing can satisfy,' as the poet Saady has observed, 'but the dust that fills his mouth, when laid in the grave.'

Job 22:25 Yes, the Almighty shall be your defense, and you shall have plenty of silver.

Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Numbers 22:18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would …

1 Kings 10:27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars …

Isaiah 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any …

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

Zechariah 9:3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as …







Verse 15. - Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver. This may either mean simply," princes who were rich in silver and gold during their lifetime," or "princes who have gold and silver buried with them in their tombs." It was the custom in Egypt, in Phoenicia, and elsewhere throughout the East, to bury large quantities of treasure, especially gold and silver vessels, and jewellery, in the sepulchres of kings and other great men. A tomb of a Scythian king in the Crimea, opened about fifty years ago, contained a golden shield, a golden diadem, two silver vases, a vase in electrum, and a number of ornaments, partly in electrum and partly in gold (see the author's 'Herodotus,' vol. 3. p. 59, 3rd edit.). Another Scythian tomb near the Caspian, opened by the Russian authorities, contained ornaments set with rubies and emeralds, together with four sheets of gold, weighing forty pounds. A third, near Asterabad, contained a golden goblet, weighing seventy ounces; a pot, eleven ounces, and two small trumpets. The tombs of the kings and queens in Egypt were so richly supplied with treasure that, in the time of the twentieth dynasty, a thieves' society was formed for plundering them, especially of their golden ornaments (Brugsch, 'History of Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 247, 1st edit.). The tomb of Cyrus the Great contained, we are told (Arrian, 'Exp. Alex.,' 6:29), a golden couch, a golden table set out with drinking-cups, a golden bowl, and much elegant clothing adorned with gems. Phoenician tombs, in Cyprus especially, have recently yielded enormous treasures (Di Cesnola, 'Cyprus,' pp. 310-316). If the "gold" and "silver" of the present passage refer to treasures buried with princes and kings, we must understand by the "houses" of the second clause their tombs. The Egyptians called their tombs their "eternal abodes" (Diod. Sic., 1:51). Or with princes that had gold,.... A large abundance of it while they lived, but now, being dead, were no longer in the possession of it, but on a level with those that had none; nor could their gold, while they had it, preserve them from death, and now, being dead, it was no longer theirs, nor of any use unto them; these princes, by this description of them, seem to be such who had not the dominion over any particular place or country, but their riches lay in gold and silver, as follows:

who filled their houses with silver; had an abundance of it, either in their coffers, which they hoarded up, or in the furniture of their houses, which were much of it of silver; they had large quantities of silver plate, as well as of money; but these were of no profit in the hour of death, nor could they carry them with them; but in the grave, where they were, those were equal to them, of whom it might have been said, silver and gold they had none. 15. filled their houses with silver—Some take this to refer to the treasures which the ancients used to bury with their dead. But see Job 3:26.3:11-19 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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