Job 3:18
New International Version
Captives also enjoy their ease; they no longer hear the slave driver’s shout.

New Living Translation
Even captives are at ease in death, with no guards to curse them.

English Standard Version
There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Berean Study Bible
The captives enjoy their ease; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

King James Bible
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

New King James Version
There the prisoners rest together; They do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

New American Standard Bible
“The prisoners are at ease together; They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

NASB 1995
“The prisoners are at ease together; They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

NASB 1977
“The prisoners are at ease together; They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

Amplified Bible
“There the prisoners rest together; They do not hear the taskmaster’s voice.

Christian Standard Bible
The captives are completely at rest; they do not hear a taskmaster’s voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The captives are completely at ease; they do not hear the voice of their oppressor.

American Standard Version
There the prisoners are at ease together; They hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Together prisoners are calm and they do not hear the voice of the oppressor

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men of old time have together ceased to hear the exactor's voice.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone is there--

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sometime bound together without disquiet, have not heard the voice of the oppressor.

English Revised Version
There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Good News Translation
Even prisoners enjoy peace, free from shouts and harsh commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There the captives have no troubles at all. There they do not hear the shouting of the slave driver.

International Standard Version
In that place, those who once were prisoners will be at ease together; they won't hear the voice of oppressors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There the prisoners are at ease together; They hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Literal Standard Version
Together prisoners have been at ease, They have not heard the voice of an exactor,

NET Bible
There the prisoners relax together; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.

New Heart English Bible
There the prisoners are at ease together. They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

World English Bible
There the prisoners are at ease together. They don't hear the voice of the taskmaster.

Young's Literal Translation
Together prisoners have been at ease, They have not heard the voice of an exactor,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments His Birth
17There the wicked cease from raging, and there the weary find rest. 18The captives enjoy their ease; they do not hear the voice of the oppressor. 19Both small and great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.…

Cross References
Job 3:17
There the wicked cease from raging, and there the weary find rest.

Job 3:19
Both small and great are there, and the slave is freed from his master.


Treasury of Scripture

There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

they.

Job 39:7
He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.

Exodus 5:6-8,15-19
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, …

Judges 4:3
And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.









(18) The oppressor.--As this is the word rendered taskmaster in Exodus, some have thought there may be an allusion to that history here.

Verse 18. - There the prisoners rest together. "There those who in life were prisoners, condemned to work at enforced labours, enjoy sweet rest together." They hear not the voice of the oppressor; rather, of the taskmaster (comp. Exodus 3:7; Exodus 5:6, where the same word is used). The task. master continually urged on the wearied labourers with such words as those of Exodus 5:13, "Fulfil your works, fulfil your daily tasks. In the grave these hated sounds would not be heard.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The captives
אֲסִירִ֣ים (’ă·sî·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 615: A bondman, prisoner

enjoy
יַ֭חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

their ease;
שַׁאֲנָ֑נוּ (ša·’ă·nā·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7599: To be at ease or at peace, rest securely

they do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hear
שָׁ֝מְע֗וּ (mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the voice
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the oppressor.
נֹגֵֽשׂ׃ (nō·ḡêś)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5065: To drive, to tax, harass, tyrannize


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