Job 31:10
New International Version
then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her.

New Living Translation
then let my wife belong to another man; let other men sleep with her.

English Standard Version
then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down on her.

Berean Study Bible
then may my own wife grind grain for another, and may other men sleep with her.

New American Standard Bible
May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.

King James Bible
Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

Christian Standard Bible
let my own wife grind grain for another man, and let other men sleep with her.

Contemporary English Version
then let some stranger steal my wife from me.

Good News Translation
then let my wife cook another man's food and sleep in another man's bed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
let my own wife grind grain for another man, and let other men sleep with her.

International Standard Version
then let my wife cook for another person and may someone else sleep with her,

NET Bible
then let my wife turn the millstone for another man, and may other men have sexual relations with her.

New Heart English Bible
then let my wife grind for another, and let others sleep with her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[then] let my wife grind for another [man], and let other [men] kneel over her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then let my wife grind unto another, And let others bow down upon her.

New American Standard 1977
May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.

King James 2000 Bible
Then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.

American King James Version
Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down on her.

American Standard Version
Then let my wife grind unto another, And let others bow down upon her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my wife be the harlot of another, and let other men lie with her.

Darby Bible Translation
Let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.

English Revised Version
Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down upon her.

World English Bible
then let my wife grind for another, and let others sleep with her.

Young's Literal Translation
Grind to another let my wife, And over her let others bend.
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Job's Final Appeal
9If my heart has been enticed by my neighbor’s wife, or I have lurked at his door, 10then may my own wife grind grain for another, and may other men sleep with her. 11For that would be a heinous crime, an iniquity to be judged.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:30
You will be pledged in marriage to a woman, but another man will violate her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit.

Isaiah 47:2
Take millstones and grind flour; remove your veil, strip off your skirt, bare your thigh, wade through the streams.

Jeremiah 8:10
Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners, for from the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; from the prophet to the priest, all practice deceit.

Treasury of Scripture

Then let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down on her.

grind

Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first …

Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bore …

Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, …

and let

2 Samuel 12:11 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out …

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

Hosea 4:13,14 They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and burn incense on …







Lexicon
then may my own wife
אִשְׁתִּ֑י (’iš·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

grind grain
תִּטְחַ֣ן (tiṭ·ḥan)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2912: To grind meal, to be a, concubine

for another,
לְאַחֵ֣ר (lə·’a·ḥêr)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

and may other men
אֲחֵרִֽין׃ (’ă·ḥê·rîn)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

sleep
יִכְרְע֥וּן (yiḵ·rə·‘ūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 3766: To bend the knee, to sink, to prostrate

with her.
וְ֝עָלֶ֗יהָ (wə·‘ā·le·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(10) Then let my wife grind--i.e., perform all menial offices, like a slave.

Verse 10. - Then let my wife grind unto another; i.e. "let the wife of my bosom be brought so low as to be compelled to do the servile work of grinding the corn in the household of another woman." The condition of the female slaves who ground the corn was regarded as the lowest point in domestic slavery (see Exodus 11:5; Isaiah 47:2). And let others bow down upon her. Let them, i.e., claim the master's right, and reduce her to the extremest degradation There would be a just nemesis in this punishment of an adulterer (see 2 Samuel 12:11). 31:9-15 All the defilements of the life come from a deceived heart. Lust is a fire in the soul: those that indulge it, are said to burn. It consumes all that is good there, and lays the conscience waste. It kindles the fire of God's wrath, which, if not quenched by the blood of Christ, will consume even to eternal destruction. It consumes the body; it consumes the substance. Burning lusts bring burning judgments. Job had a numerous household, and he managed it well. He considered that he had a Master in heaven; and as we are undone if God should be severe with us, we ought to be mild and gentle towards all with whom we have to do.
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