Job 31:31
New International Version
if those of my household have never said, ‘Who has not been filled with Job’s meat?’—

New Living Translation
“My servants have never said, ‘He let others go hungry.’

English Standard Version
if the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who is there that has not been filled with his meat?’

Berean Study Bible
if the men of my house have not said, ‘Who is there who has not had his fill?’—

King James Bible
If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

New King James Version
If the men of my tent have not said, ‘Who is there that has not been satisfied with his meat?’

New American Standard Bible
“Have the people of my tent not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?

NASB 1995
“Have the men of my tent not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat ‘?

NASB 1977
“Have the men of my tent not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?

Amplified Bible
“I assure you, the men of my tent have said, ‘Who can find one [in need] who has not been satisfied with his meat’?

Christian Standard Bible
Haven’t the members of my household said, “Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Haven’t the members of my household said, “Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table?”

American Standard Version
If the men of my tent have not said, Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But my friends said: ‘but who gave us of his flesh and we are not satisfied!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if too my handmaids have often said, Oh that we might be satisfied with his flesh; (whereas I was very kind:

Contemporary English Version
No one ever went hungry at my house,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the men of my tabernacle have not said: Who will give us of his flesh that we may be filled?

English Revised Version
If the men of my tent said not, Who can find one that hath not been satisfied with his flesh?

Good News Translation
All those who work for me know that I have always welcomed strangers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If the people who were in my tent had said, 'We wish we had never filled [our stomachs] with his food'....

International Standard Version
People in my household have said, 'We cannot find anyone who has not been satisfied with his meat,' haven't they?

JPS Tanakh 1917
If the men of my tent said not: 'Who can find one that hath not been satisfied with his meat?'

Literal Standard Version
If not, say, O men of my tent: O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.

NET Bible
if the members of my household have never said, 'If only there were someone who has not been satisfied from Job's meat!'--

New Heart English Bible
if the men of my tent have not said, 'Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?'

World English Bible
if the men of my tent have not said, 'Who can find one who has not been filled with his meat?'

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- say ye, O men of my tent, 'O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
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?’— 32but no stranger had to lodge on the street, for my door has been open to the traveler—…

Cross References
Job 22:7
You gave no water to the weary and withheld food from the famished,

Job 31:32
but no stranger had to lodge on the street, for my door has been open to the traveler--


Treasury of Scripture

If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

the men

1 Samuel 24:4,10
And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily…

1 Samuel 26:8
Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.

2 Samuel 16:9,10
Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head…

Oh

Job 19:22
Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

Psalm 27:2
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.









(31) Oh that we had of his flesh!--We should never be satisfied therewith. (Comp. the similar expression, Job 19:22.)

Verse 31. - If the men of my tent said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied. A very obscure passage, but probably to be connected with the following verse, in which Job boasts of his hospitality. Translate, If the men of my tent did not say, Who can find a man that has not been satisfied with his meat? The apodosis is wanting, as in ver. 28.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the men
מְתֵ֣י (mə·ṯê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

of my house
אָהֳלִ֑י (’ā·ho·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 168: A tent

have not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

said,
אָ֭מְרוּ (’ā·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interjection
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is there
יִתֵּ֥ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

who has not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

had his fill?’—
נִשְׂבָּֽע׃ (niś·bā‘)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited


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