Job 31:36
New International Version
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.

New Living Translation
I would face the accusation proudly. I would wear it like a crown.

English Standard Version
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; I would bind it on me as a crown;

Berean Study Bible
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder and wear it like a crown.

King James Bible
Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

New King James Version
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, And bind it on me like a crown;

New American Standard Bible
I would certainly carry it on my shoulder, I would tie it to myself like a garland.

NASB 1995
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.

NASB 1977
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; I would bind it to myself like a crown.

Amplified Bible
“Surely I would [proudly] bear it on my shoulder, And bind the scroll around my head like a crown.

Christian Standard Bible
I would surely carry it on my shoulder and wear it like a crown.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I would surely carry it on my shoulder and wear it like a crown.

American Standard Version
Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder; I would bind it unto me as a crown:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But on my shoulder, I would take it up and I would have made it a crown for myself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I would place it as a chaplet on my shoulders, and read it.

Contemporary English Version
Then I would wear his charges on my clothes and forehead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That I may carry it on my shoulder, and put it about me as a crown?

English Revised Version
Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder; I would bind it unto me as a crown.

Good News Translation
I would wear them proudly on my shoulder and place them on my head like a crown.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would certainly carry it on my shoulder and place it on my head like a crown.

International Standard Version
I'll wear it on my shoulder, or tie it on my head for a crown!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely I would carry it upon my shoulder; I would bind it unto me as a crown.

Literal Standard Version
If not—on my shoulder I take it up, I bind it [as] a crown on myself.

NET Bible
Surely I would wear it proudly on my shoulder, I would bind it on me like a crown;

New Heart English Bible
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown.

World English Bible
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown.

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- on my shoulder I take it up, I bind it a crown on myself.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
35(Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my signature. Let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser compose an indictment. 36Surely I would carry it on my shoulder and wear it like a crown. 37I would give account of all my steps; I would approach Him like a prince.)—…

Cross References
Job 31:35
(Oh, that I had one to hear me! Here is my signature. Let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser compose an indictment.

Job 31:37
I would give account of all my steps; I would approach Him like a prince.)--


Treasury of Scripture

Surely I would take it on my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

I

Exodus 28:12
And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.

Isaiah 22:22
And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

a crown

Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Isaiah 62:3
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.









Verse 36. - Surely I would take it upon my shoulder - the place of honour (see Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 22:22) - and bind it as a crown to me; i.e. adorn my head with it, as with a diadem.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

I would carry it
אֶשָּׂאֶ֑נּוּ (’eś·śā·’en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

on
עַל־ (‘a·lō·ši-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my shoulder
שִׁ֭כְמִי (ḵə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7926: The neck, as the place of burdens, the spur of a, hill

and wear
אֶֽעֶנְדֶ֖נּוּ (’e·‘en·ḏen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6029: To bind (around or upon)

it like a crown.
עֲטָר֣וֹת (‘ă·ṭā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5850: A crown, wreath


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