Job 31:12
New International Version
It is a fire that burns to Destruction; it would have uprooted my harvest.

New Living Translation
It is a fire that burns all the way to hell. It would wipe out everything I own.

English Standard Version
for that would be a fire that consumes as far as Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase.

Berean Study Bible
For it is a fire that burns down to Abaddon; it would root out my entire harvest.

King James Bible
For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

New King James Version
For that would be a fire that consumes to destruction, And would root out all my increase.

New American Standard Bible
“For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.

NASB 1995
“For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.

NASB 1977
“For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.

Amplified Bible
“For it is a fire which consumes to Abaddon (destruction, ruin, final torment); And [illicit passion] would burn and rage and uproot all my [life’s] increase [destroying everything].

Christian Standard Bible
For it is a fire that consumes down to Abaddon; it would destroy my entire harvest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is a fire that consumes down to Abaddon; it would destroy my entire harvest.

American Standard Version
For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction, And would root out all mine increase.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it is fire that consumes unto destruction, and all my crops would be uprooted

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For it is a fire burning on every side, and whomsoever it attacks, it utterly destroys.

Contemporary English Version
sending me to destruction and my crops to the flames.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring.

English Revised Version
For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

Good News Translation
It would be like a destructive, hellish fire, consuming everything I have.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It would be a fire that burns even in Abaddon. It would uproot my entire harvest.

International Standard Version
The fires of Abaddon will burn, disrupting every part of my eternal reward."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For it is a fire that consumeth unto destruction, And would root out all mine increase.

Literal Standard Version
For it [is] a fire, it consumes to destruction, And takes root among all my increase,

NET Bible
For it is a fire that devours even to Destruction, and it would uproot all my harvest.

New Heart English Bible
For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

World English Bible
For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

Young's Literal Translation
For a fire it is, to destruction it consumeth, And among all mine increase doth take root,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
11For that would be a heinous crime, an iniquity to be judged. 12For it is a fire that burns down to Abaddon; it would root out my entire harvest. 13If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or maidservant when they made a complaint against me,…

Cross References
Revelation 9:11
They were ruled by a king, the angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek it is Apollyon.

Job 15:30
He will not escape from the darkness; the flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

Job 20:28
The possessions of his house will be removed, flowing away on the day of God's wrath.

Job 26:6
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.

Job 31:8
then may another eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted.


Treasury of Scripture

For it is a fire that consumes to destruction, and would root out all my increase.

Proverbs 3:33
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

Proverbs 6:27
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Jeremiah 5:7-9
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses…









Verse 12. - For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction; i.e. it is a thing which brings down the wrath of God upon a man, so that "a fire is kindled in his anger, which shall burn unto the lowest hell" (Deuteronomy 32:22). Compare the sentence on David for his great transgression (2 Samuel 12:9-12). And would root out all mine increase; i.e. "would destroy all my estate;" either by leading me to waste my substance upon my companion in sin, or by bringing down God's judgments upon me to my temporal ruin.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it
הִ֭יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is a fire
אֵ֣שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

that burns
תֹּאכֵ֑ל (tō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

down to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Abaddon;
אֲבַדּ֣וֹן (’ă·ḇad·dō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 11: Abaddon -- (place of) destruction or ruin, Abaddon

it would root out
תְשָׁרֵֽשׁ׃ (ṯə·šā·rêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8327: To root, strike into the soil, to pluck from it

my entire
וּֽבְכָל־ (ū·ḇə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

harvest.
תְּב֖וּאָתִ֣י (tə·ḇū·’ā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8393: Product, revenue


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