Job 30:6
New International Version
They were forced to live in the dry stream beds, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

New Living Translation
So now they live in frightening ravines, in caves and among the rocks.

English Standard Version
In the gullies of the torrents they must dwell, in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Berean Study Bible
so that they lived on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

King James Bible
To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

New King James Version
They had to live in the clefts of the valleys, In caves of the earth and the rocks.

New American Standard Bible
So that they live on the slopes of ravines, In holes in the ground and among the rocks.

NASB 1995
So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

NASB 1977
So that they dwell in dreadful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Amplified Bible
“They must dwell on the slopes of wadis And in holes in the ground and in rocks.

Christian Standard Bible
They are living on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are living on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

American Standard Version
So that they dwell in frightful valleys, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To dwell in caverns of dust and stones

Brenton Septuagint Translation
whose houses were the caves of the rocks, who lived under the wild shrubs.

Contemporary English Version
Their only homes are ditches or holes between rocks,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They dwelt in the desert places of torrents, and in caves of earth, or upon the gravel.

English Revised Version
In the clefts of the valleys must they dwell, in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Good News Translation
They had to live in caves, in holes dug in the sides of cliffs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have to live in dry riverbeds, in holes in the ground, and among rocks.

International Standard Version
They lived in the most dangerous of ravines, in holes in the ground, and among rocks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the clefts of the valleys must they dwell, In holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Literal Standard Version
To dwell in a frightful place of valleys, Holes of earth and clefts.

NET Bible
so that they had to live in the dry stream beds, in the holes of the ground, and among the rocks.

New Heart English Bible
So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

World English Bible
So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Young's Literal Translation
In a frightful place of valleys to dwell, Holes of earth and clefts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Honor Turned into Contempt
5They were banished from among men, shouted down like thieves, 6so that they lived on the slopes of the wadis, among the rocks and in holes in the ground. 7They cried out among the shrubs and huddled beneath the nettles.…

Cross References
Job 30:5
They were banished from among men, shouted down like thieves,

Job 30:7
They cried out among the shrubs and huddled beneath the nettles.


Treasury of Scripture

To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

dwell

Judges 6:2
And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.

1 Samuel 22:1,2
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him…

Isaiah 2:19
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

caves.









Verse 6. - To dwell in the cliffs cf. the valleys; of in the clefts (Revised Version). Western Asia is full of rocky regions, seamed with deep gorges and clefts, the walls of which rise abruptly or in terraces, and are themselves pierced with caves and cracks. The tract about Petra is, perhaps, the most remarkable of these regions; but there are many others which closely resemble it. These places afford refuges to weak and outcast tribes, who hide in them, either in caves of the earth, or in the rocks. The Greeks called these unfortunates "Troglodytes"(Herod., 4:183; Strabo, 16. p. 1102; Diod. Sic., 3:14.etc.), the Hebrews "Horim," from חור "a hole."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so that they lived
לִשְׁכֹּ֑ן (liš·kōn)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

on the slopes
בַּעֲר֣וּץ (ba·‘ă·rūṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6178: Feared, a horrible place, chasm

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

among the rocks
וְכֵפִֽים׃ (wə·ḵê·p̄îm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3710: A hollow rock

and in holes
חֹרֵ֖י (ḥō·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2356: A cavity, socket, den

in the ground.
עָפָ֣ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud


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