Job 31:30
New International Version
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against their life--

New Living Translation
No, I have never sinned by cursing anyone or by asking for revenge.

English Standard Version
(I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse),

Berean Study Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse—

New American Standard Bible
"No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

King James Bible
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Christian Standard Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

Contemporary English Version
Neither have I sinned by asking God to send down on them the curse of death.

Good News Translation
I never sinned by praying for their death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

International Standard Version
No, I haven't allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

NET Bible
I have not even permitted my mouth to sin by asking for his life through a curse--

New Heart English Bible
(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(even though I didn't speak sinfully by calling down a curse on his life)....

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, I suffered not my mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse.

New American Standard 1977
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for I have never even suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse upon his soul;

King James 2000 Bible
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

American King James Version
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

American Standard Version
(Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse);

Brenton Septuagint Translation
let then mine ear hear my curse, and let me be a byword among my people in my affliction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not given my mouth to sin, by wishing a curse to his soul.

Darby Bible Translation
(Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;)

English Revised Version
(Yea, I suffered not my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;)

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

World English Bible
(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, I have not suffered my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
29If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s ruin, or exulted when evil befell him— 30I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse— 31if the men of my house have not said, ‘Who is there who has not had his fill?’—…
Cross References
Job 5:3
I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.

Psalm 7:4
if I have rewarded my ally with evil, if I have plundered my foe without cause,

Treasury of Scripture

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

have

Exodus 23:4,5
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again…

Matthew 5:43,44
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy…

Romans 12:14
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

mouth.

Ecclesiastes 5:2,6
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few…

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.







Lexicon
I have not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

allowed
נָתַ֣תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

my mouth
חִכִּ֑י (ḥik·kî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

to sin
לַחֲטֹ֣א (la·ḥă·ṭō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

by asking for
לִשְׁאֹ֖ל (liš·’ōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

his life
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

with a curse—
בְּאָלָ֣ה (bə·’ā·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 423: An imprecation
Verse 30. - Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. Much less, Job means, have I gone beyond the thought to the word, and imprecated a curse upon him with my mouth, as the manner of most hen is towards their enemies (see 2 Samuel 16:5; 1 Samuel 17:43; Nehemiah 13:25; Psalm 109:28; Jeremiah 15:10, etc). 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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