Job 31:27
New International Version
so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,

New Living Translation
and been secretly enticed in my heart to throw kisses at them in worship?

English Standard Version
and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand,

Berean Standard Bible
so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

King James Bible
And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

New King James Version
So that my heart has been secretly enticed, And my mouth has kissed my hand;

New American Standard Bible
And my heart was secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

NASB 1995
And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

NASB 1977
And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

Legacy Standard Bible
And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

Amplified Bible
And my heart became secretly enticed [by them], And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth [in respect to them],

Christian Standard Bible
so that my heart was secretly enticed and I threw them a kiss,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that my heart was secretly enticed and I threw them a kiss,

American Standard Version
And my heart hath been secretly enticed, And my mouth hath kissed my hand:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If I go and my heart is enticed in secret and I have kissed my hands with my mouth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and if my heart was secretly deceived, and if I have laid my hand upon my mouth and kissed it:

Contemporary English Version
worshiped the sun or moon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And my heart in secret hath rejoiced, and I have kissed my hand with my mouth:

English Revised Version
And my heart hath been secretly enticed, and my mouth hath kissed my hand:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that my heart was secretly tempted, and I threw them a kiss with my hand,

Good News Translation
I have not been led astray to honor them by kissing my hand in reverence to them.

International Standard Version
so that in the depths of my deceived heart I worshipped them with my mouth and hands,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And my heart hath been secretly enticed, And my mouth hath kissed my hand;

Literal Standard Version
And my heart is enticed in secret, | And my hand kisses my mouth,

Majority Standard Bible
so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

New American Bible
And had my heart been secretly enticed to blow them a kiss with my hand,

NET Bible
so that my heart was secretly enticed, and my hand threw them a kiss from my mouth,

New Revised Standard Version
and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand;

New Heart English Bible
and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,

Webster's Bible Translation
And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

World English Bible
and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth;

Young's Literal Translation
And my heart is enticed in secret, And my hand doth kiss my mouth,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
26if I have beheld the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor, 27so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth, 28this would also be an iniquity to be judged, for I would have denied God on high.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:16
But be careful that you are not enticed to turn aside to worship and bow down to other gods,

Job 31:26
if I have beheld the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,

Job 31:28
this would also be an iniquity to be judged, for I would have denied God on high.


Treasury of Scripture

And my heart has been secretly enticed, or my mouth has kissed my hand:

my heart

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

Deuteronomy 13:6
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

Isaiah 44:20
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

my mouth hath kissed my hand.

1 Kings 19:18
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Hosea 13:2
And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

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Job 31
1. Job makes a solemn protestation of his integrity in several duties














Verse 27. - And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand. The sin of the heart is placed first, as the fens et origo mali the spiritual root of the matter. On this naturally follows the outward act which, in the case of idolatry, was commonly the act exactly expressed by the word "adore" - the movement of the hand to the mouth in token of reverence and honour (see Pliny, 'Hist. Nat.,' 28:2, "Inter adorandum dexteram ad osculum referimus, et totum corpus circumagimus;" and Minucius Felix, Octav., 2, Caecilius, simulacro Serapidis denotato, ut vulgus superstitiosum solet, manum ori admovens osculum labiis pressit").

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so that my heart
לִבִּ֑י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

was secretly
בַּסֵּ֣תֶר (bas·sê·ṯer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

enticed
וַיִּ֣פְתְּ (way·yip̄t)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6601: To open, be, roomy, to be, simple, delude

and my hand
יָדִ֣י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

threw a kiss
וַתִּשַּׁ֖ק (wat·tiš·šaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5401: To kiss, to equip with weapons

from my mouth,
לְפִֽי׃ (lə·p̄î)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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