Job 31:3
New International Version
Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?

New Living Translation
Isn't it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil?

English Standard Version
Is not calamity for the unrighteous, and disaster for the workers of iniquity?

Berean Study Bible
Does not disaster come to the unjust and calamity to workers of iniquity?

New American Standard Bible
"Is it not calamity to the unjust And disaster to those who work iniquity?

King James Bible
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

Christian Standard Bible
Doesn't disaster come to the unjust and misfortune to evildoers?

Contemporary English Version
In fact, God sends disaster on all who sin,

Good News Translation
He sends disaster and ruin to those who do wrong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Doesn't disaster come to the unjust and misfortune to evildoers?

International Standard Version
if not calamity that is due the unjust, and misfortune that is due those who practice iniquity?

NET Bible
Is it not misfortune for the unjust, and disaster for those who work iniquity?

New Heart English Bible
Is it not calamity for the unrighteous, and disaster for evildoers?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Aren't there catastrophes for wicked people and disasters for those who do wrong?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, And disaster to the workers of iniquity?

New American Standard 1977
“Is it not calamity to the unjust, And disaster to those who work iniquity?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is there no destruction for the wicked? And banishment for the workers of iniquity?

King James 2000 Bible
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a disaster to the workers of iniquity?

American King James Version
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

American Standard Version
Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, And disaster to the workers of iniquity?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alas! destruction to the unrighteous, and rejection to them that do iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is not destruction to the wicked, and aversion to them that work iniquity?

Darby Bible Translation
Is not calamity for the unrighteous? and misfortune for the workers of iniquity?

English Revised Version
Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

World English Bible
Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not calamity to the perverse? And strangeness to workers of iniquity?
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
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? 4Does He not see my ways and count my every step?…
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 18:12
His strength is depleted, and calamity is ready at his side.

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 21:30
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, delivered from the day of wrath.

Job 31:23
For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.

Treasury of Scripture

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

destruction

Job 21:30
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Psalm 73:18
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

a strange

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

Jude 1:7
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.







Lexicon
Does not
הֲלֹא־ (hă·lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

disaster
אֵ֥יד (’êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 343: Oppression, misfortune, ruin

come to the unjust
לְעַוָּ֑ל (lə·‘aw·wāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5767: Unjust, unrighteous one

and calamity
וְ֝נֵ֗כֶר (wə·nê·ḵer)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5235: To act or treat as foreign or strange, to disguise

to workers
לְפֹ֣עֲלֵי (lə·p̄ō·‘ă·lê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise

of iniquity?
אָֽוֶן׃ (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol
(3) Is not--i.e., Is not this the portion of Job 31:2?

Verse 3. - Is not destruction to the wicked? The inheritance of the wicked is "destruction" - ruin both of soul and body. This is what I should have to expect if I yielded myself to the bondage of lust and concupiscence. And a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity? The rare word neker (גכר), translated here by "strange punishment," seems to mean "alienation from God" - being turned from God's friend into his enemy (comp. Buxtorf, 'Lexicon Hebraicum et Chaldaicum,' who explains גכר by "alienatio;" and the comment of Schultens on Job 31:3, "Necer, a Deo alienatio"). 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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