Job 31:32
New International Version
but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler--

New Living Translation
I have never turned away a stranger but have opened my doors to everyone.

English Standard Version
(the sojourner has not lodged in the street; I have opened my doors to the traveler),

Berean Study Bible
but no stranger had to lodge on the street, for my door has been open to the traveler—

New American Standard Bible
"The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.

King James Bible
The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

Christian Standard Bible
No stranger had to spend the night on the street, for I opened my door to the traveler.

Contemporary English Version
and travelers were always welcome.

Good News Translation
I invited travelers into my home and never let them sleep in the streets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No stranger had to spend the night on the street, for I opened my door to the traveler.

International Standard Version
No stranger ever spent the night in the street, because I opened my doors to travelers."

NET Bible
But no stranger had to spend the night outside, for I opened my doors to the traveler--

New Heart English Bible
(the foreigner has not lodged in the street, but I have opened my doors to the traveler);

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The visitor never spent the night outside, because I opened my door to the traveler.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
The stranger did not lodge in the street; My doors I opened to the roadside.

New American Standard 1977
“The alien has not lodged outside, For I have opened my doors to the traveler.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The stranger did not lodge in the street, but I opened my doors to the traveller.

King James 2000 Bible
The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveler.

American King James Version
The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the travelers.

American Standard Version
(The sojourner hath not lodged in the street; But I have opened my doors to the traveller);

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for the stranger did not lodge without, and my door was opened to every one that came:)

Douay-Rheims Bible
The stranger did not stay without, my door was open to the traveller.

Darby Bible Translation
The stranger did not lodge without; I opened my doors to the pathway.

English Revised Version
The stranger did not lodge in the street; but I opened my doors to the traveller;

Webster's Bible Translation
The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveler.

World English Bible
(the foreigner has not lodged in the street, but I have opened my doors to the traveler);

Young's Literal Translation
In the street doth not lodge a stranger, My doors to the traveller I open.
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
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— 33if I have covered my transgressions like Adam by hiding my guilt in my heart,…
Cross References
Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,

Judges 19:17
When he looked up and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, "Where are you going, and where have you come from?"

Job 31:31
if the men of my house have not said, 'Who is there who has not had his fill?'--

Job 31:33
if I have covered my transgressions like Adam by hiding my guilt in my heart,

Treasury of Scripture

The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the travelers.

The stranger

Job 31:17,18
Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; …

Genesis 19:2,3
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night…

Judges 19:15,20,21
And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging…

traveller.







Lexicon
[but] no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

stranger
גֵּ֑ר (gêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1616: A guest, a foreigner

had to lodge
יָלִ֣ין (yā·lîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

on the street,
בַּ֭חוּץ (ba·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

for my door
דְּ֝לָתַ֗י (də·lā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

has been open
אֶפְתָּֽח׃ (’ep̄·tāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

to the traveler—
לָאֹ֥רַח (lā·’ō·raḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan
(32) I opened my doors to the traveller.--The manners of Genesis 19:2-3, Judges 19:20-21, if not the incidents there recorded, are here implied. "The traveller" is literally the road or way: i.e., the wayfarer.

Verse 32. - The stranger did not lodge in the street; i.e. "I did not suffer any stranger who came under my notice to lodge in the street, but, like Abraham (Genesis 18:2-8), went out to him, and invited him in, to partake of my hospitality." This is still the practice of Arab sheikhs in Syria, Palestine, and the adjacent countries (see Dr. Cunningham Geikie's 'Holy Land and the Bible,' vol. 1. p. 283). But I opened my doors to the traveller; literally, to the way; i.e. "my house gave on the street, and I kept my house door open." Compare the Mishna, "Let thy house be open to the street" ('Pirke Aboth,' § 5). 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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