Job 31:2
New International Version
For what is our lot from God above, our heritage from the Almighty on high?

New Living Translation
For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high?

English Standard Version
What would be my portion from God above and my heritage from the Almighty on high?

Berean Study Bible
For what is the allotment of God from above, or the heritage from the Almighty on high?

New American Standard Bible
"And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

King James Bible
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

Christian Standard Bible
For what portion would I have from God above, or what inheritance from the Almighty on high?

Contemporary English Version
God All-Powerful punishes men who do that.

Good News Translation
What does Almighty God do to us? How does he repay human deeds?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what portion would I have from God above, or what inheritance from the Almighty on high?

International Standard Version
What would I have from God above, what heritage from the Almighty on high,

NET Bible
What then would be one's lot from God above, one's heritage from the Almighty on high?

New Heart English Bible
For what is the portion from God above, and the heritage from Shaddai on high?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What would God above do [to me]? What would be my inheritance from the Almighty on high?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For what would be the portion of God from above, And the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

New American Standard 1977
“And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For what reward would God give me from above and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

King James 2000 Bible
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

American King James Version
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

American Standard Version
For what is the portion from God above, And the heritage from the Almighty on high?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now what portion has God given from above? and is there an inheritance given of the Mighty One from the highest?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high?

Darby Bible Translation
For what would have been [my] portion of +God from above, and what the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

English Revised Version
For what is the portion of God from above, and the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

World English Bible
For what is the portion from God above, and the heritage from the Almighty on high?

Young's Literal Translation
And what is the portion of God from above? And the inheritance of the Mighty from the heights?
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
1I have made a covenant with my eyes. How then could I gaze with desire at a virgin? 2For what is the allotment of God from above, or the heritage from the Almighty on high? 3Does not disaster come to the unjust and calamity to workers of iniquity?…
Cross References
Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD brings about something unprecedented, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them and all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt."

Job 16:19
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high!

Job 20:29
This is the wicked man's portion from God, the inheritance God has appointed him."

Job 21:17
How often is the lamp of the wicked put out? Does disaster come upon them? Does God, in His anger, apportion destruction?

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to Him; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.

Treasury of Scripture

For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

Job 20:29
This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.

Job 27:13
This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.







Lexicon
For what [is]
וּמֶ֤ה ׀ (ū·meh)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

the allotment
חֵ֣לֶק (ḥê·leq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2506: Portion, tract, territory

of God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

from above,
מִמָּ֑עַל (mim·mā·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

or the heritage
וְֽנַחֲלַ֥ת (wə·na·ḥă·laṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

from the Almighty
שַׁ֝דַּ֗י (day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty

on high?
מִמְּרֹמִֽים׃ (mim·mə·rō·mîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4791: Altitude
(2) What portion of God is there from above?--Comp. the remonstrance of Joseph (Genesis 39:9).

Verse 2. - For what portion of God is there from above? The meaning seems to be, "For what portion in God would there be to me from above, if I were so to act?" i.e. if I were secretly to nurse and indulge my lusts. Impurity, perhaps, more than any other sin, cuts off from God, who is "of purer eyes than to behold iniquity" (Habakkuk 1:13). And what inheritance of the Almighty from on high! What should I inherit, i.e. what should I receive, from on high, if I were so sinful? The next verse gives the answer, 31:1-8 Job did not speak the things here recorded by way of boasting, but in answer to the charge of hypocrisy. He understood the spiritual nature of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is best to let our actions speak for us; but in some cases we owe it to ourselves and to the cause of God, solemnly to protest our innocence of the crimes of which we are falsely accused. The lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world, are two fatal rocks on which multitudes split; against these Job protests he was always careful to stand upon his guard. And God takes more exact notice of us than we do of ourselves; let us therefore walk circumspectly. He carefully avoided all sinful means of getting wealth. He dreaded all forbidden profit as much as all forbidden pleasure. What we have in the world may be used with comfort, or lost with comfort, if honestly gotten. Without strict honestly and faithfulness in all our dealings, we can have no good evidence of true godliness. Yet how many professors are unable to abide this touchstone!
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