Job 31:24
New International Version
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'

New Living Translation
"Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold?

English Standard Version
“If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence,

Berean Study Bible
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,

New American Standard Bible
"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

King James Bible
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Christian Standard Bible
If I placed my confidence in gold or called fine gold my trust,

Contemporary English Version
I have never trusted the power of wealth,

Good News Translation
I have never trusted in riches

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I placed my confidence in gold or called fine gold my trust,

International Standard Version
"If I've put my confidence in gold, if I've told gold, 'You're my security,'

NET Bible
"If I have put my confidence in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security!'

New Heart English Bible
"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If I put my confidence in gold or said to fine gold, 'I trust you'....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold: 'Thou art my confidence';

New American Standard 1977
“If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I have made gold my hope or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

King James 2000 Bible
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

American King James Version
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

American Standard Version
If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If I made gold my treasure, and if too I trusted the precious stone;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:

Darby Bible Translation
If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence!

English Revised Version
If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

World English Bible
"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

Young's Literal Translation
If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, 'My trust,'
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
23For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower. 24If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security, 25if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,…
Cross References
Mark 10:23
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"

Job 22:24
and consign your gold to the dust and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the ravines,

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches.

Proverbs 10:15
The wealth of the rich man is his fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Ezekiel 28:5
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has grown proud because of it.'

Treasury of Scripture

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Genesis 31:1
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; …

Psalm 49:6,7,17
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; …







Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have put
שַׂ֣מְתִּי (śam·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

my trust
כִּסְלִ֑י (kis·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3689: Fatness, the loin, the viscera, silliness, trust

in gold
זָהָ֣ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

or called
אָמַ֥רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

pure gold
וְ֝לַכֶּ֗תֶם (wə·lak·ke·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3800: Something carved out, ore, gold

my security,
מִבְטַחִֽי׃ (miḇ·ṭa·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4009: A refuge, security, assurance
(24) If I have made gold my hope.--He here refers to the admonition of Eliphaz (Job 22:23-24), and declares that such had not been his practice.

Verse 24. - If I have made gold my hope. This is a sin with which the patriarch had not been directly charged. But it had been more or less insinuated (see Job 15:28; Job 20:10, 15, 19; Job 22:24, etc.). He may also, perhaps, have felt some inclination to it. Or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence. (On the wicked man's trust in riches, see Psalm 49:6; Psalm 52:7; Psalm 62:10; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:16-19.) 31:24-32 Job protests, 1. That he never set his heart upon the wealth of this world. How few prosperous professors can appeal to the Lord, that they have not rejoiced because their gains were great! Through the determination to be rich, numbers ruin their souls, or pierce themselves with many sorrows. 2. He never was guilty of idolatry. The source of idolatry is in the heart, and it corrupts men, and provokes God to send judgments upon a nation. 3. He neither desired nor delighted in the hurt of the worst enemy he had. If others bear malice to us, that will not justify us in bearing malice to them. 4. He had never been unkind to strangers. Hospitality is a Christian duty, 1Pe 4:9.
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