Job 31:26
New International Version
if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,

New Living Translation
"Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway,

English Standard Version
if I have looked at the sun when it shone, or the moon moving in splendor,

Berean Study Bible
if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or at the moon moving in splendor,

New American Standard Bible
If I have looked at the sun when it shone Or the moon going in splendor,

King James Bible
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

Christian Standard Bible
if I have gazed at the sun when it was shining or at the moon moving in splendor,

Contemporary English Version
I have never openly or secretly

Good News Translation
I have never worshiped the sun in its brightness or the moon in all its beauty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have gazed at the sun when it was shining or at the moon moving in splendor,

International Standard Version
if I look at the sun when it shines or the moon as it rises in steady splendor,

NET Bible
if I looked at the sun when it was shining, and the moon advancing as a precious thing,

New Heart English Bible
if I have seen the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in splendor,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I saw the light shine or the moon move along in its splendor

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness;

New American Standard 1977
If I have looked at the sun when it shone, Or the moon going in splendor,

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I beheld the sun when it shone or the moon walking in beauty;

King James 2000 Bible
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in brightness;

American King James Version
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

American Standard Version
If I have beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
(do we not see the shining sun eclipsed, and the moon waning? for they have not power to continue:)

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I beheld the sun when it shined, and the moon going in brightness:

Darby Bible Translation
If I beheld the sun when it shone, or the moon walking in brightness,

English Revised Version
If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

World English Bible
if I have seen the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in splendor,

Young's Literal Translation
If I see the light when it shineth, And the precious moon walking,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
25if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much, 26if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or at the moon moving in splendor, 27so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:19
When you look to the heavens and see the sun and moon and stars--all the host of heaven--do not be enticed to bow down and worship what the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

Deuteronomy 17:3
and going to worship other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven--which I have forbidden--

2 Kings 23:11
And he removed from the entrance to the house of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court near the chamber of an official named Nathan-melech. And Josiah burned up the chariots of the sun.

Job 25:5
If even the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in His sight,

Job 31:27
so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

Song of Solomon 6:10
Who is this who shines like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as the stars in procession?

Ezekiel 8:16
So He brought me to the inner court of the house of the LORD, and there at the entrance to the temple of the LORD, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east; and they were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.

Treasury of Scripture

If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

beheld

Genesis 1:16-18
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also…

Deuteronomy 4:19
And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Deuteronomy 11:16
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

sun.

Psalm 8:3,4
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; …

Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

in brightness.







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

I have regarded
אֶרְאֶ֣ה (’er·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the sun
א֖וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

in its radiance
יָהֵ֑ל (yā·hêl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

or at the moon
וְ֝יָרֵ֗חַ (wə·yā·rê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3394: The moon

moving
הֹלֵֽךְ׃ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in splendor,
יָקָ֥ר (yā·qār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty
(26) If I beheld the sun.--It is remarkable that the kind of idolatry repudiated by Job is that only of sun and moon worship. He seems to have been ignorant of the more material and degraded kinds.

Verse 26. - If I beheld the sun when it shined; literally, the light; i.e. the great light, which God made to rule the day (Genesis 1:16). Sun-worship, the least ignoble form of idolatry, was widely spread in the East, and in Egypt, from a very early date. According to the views of some, the religion el' t e Egyptians was little else than a complicated sun-worship from its earliest inception to its very latest phase. "The religious notions of the Egyptians," says Dr. Birch, "were chiefly connected with the worship of the sun, with whom at a later period all the principal deities were connected. As Hag, or Harmachis, he represented the youthful or rising sun; as Ra, the midday; and as Turn. the setting sun. According to Egyptian notions, that god floated in a boat through the sky or celestial ether, and descended to the dark regions of night, or Hades. Many deities attended on his passage or were connected with his worship, and the gods Amen and Khepr, who represented the invisible and self-produced god, were identified with the sun" ('Egypt from the Earliest Times,' Introduction, pp. 9, 10.). Even those who do not go these lengths admit that the solar worship was, at any rate, a very main element in the cult of Egypt (see the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. pp. 342-364). In the Babylonian and Assyrian religion the position of the sun-god was leas prominent, but still, as San, or Shamas, he held an important place, and was the main object of religious veneration to a largo body of worshippers ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 1. pp. 126-128; vol. 2. pp. 17, 18). In the Vedic system the sun figured as Mitra, and in the Zoroastrian as Mithra, in both holding a high position. Among the Arabians the sun, worshipped as Orotal, is said to have been anciently the only god, though he was accompanied by a female principle named Alilat (Herod., 3:8). Or the moon walking in brightness. The worship of the moon has. in most countries where it has prevailed, been quite secondary and subordinate to that of the sun. In Egypt. while nine gods are more or less identified with the solar luminary, two only, Khons and Thoth, can be said to represent the moon. In the Vedic and Zoroastrian systems the moon, called Soma, or Hems, almost dropped out of the popular religion, at any rate as a moon-god. In the Arabiun, Alilat, a goddess, probably represented the moon, as did Ashtoreth, a goddess, in the Pheonician. In Assyria, however, and in Babylonia, moon-worship held a higher position, Sin, the moon-god, taking precedence over Shamas, the sun-god, and being a very much more important personage (see 'Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 1. pp. 123-126; vol. 2. pp. 16, 17). Thus both moon-worship and sun-worship were prevalent among all, or almost all, Job's neighbours. 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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