Job 31:38
New International Version
"if my land cries out against me and all its furrows are wet with tears,

New Living Translation
"If my land accuses me and all its furrows cry out together,

English Standard Version
“If my land has cried out against me and its furrows have wept together,

Berean Study Bible
If my land cries out against me and its furrows weep together,

New American Standard Bible
"If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;

King James Bible
If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

Christian Standard Bible
If my land cries out against me and its furrows join in weeping,

Contemporary English Version
I have never mistreated the land I farmed and made it mourn.

Good News Translation
If I have stolen the land I farm and taken it from its rightful owners--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If my land cries out against me and its furrows join in weeping,

International Standard Version
"If my land were to cry out against me or if all its furrows wept as one,

NET Bible
"If my land cried out against me and all its furrows wept together,

New Heart English Bible
If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If my land has cried out against me, and its furrows have wept....

JPS Tanakh 1917
If my land cry out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together;

New American Standard 1977
“If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together;

Jubilee Bible 2000
If my land cries against me and all its furrows likewise complain;

King James 2000 Bible
If my land cries against me, and its furrows likewise complain;

American King James Version
If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

American Standard Version
If my land crieth out against me, And the furrows thereof weep together;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If at any time the land groaned against me, and if its furrows mourned together;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If my land cry against me, and with it the furrows thereof mourn:

Darby Bible Translation
If my land cry out against me, and its furrows weep together;

English Revised Version
If my land cry out against me, and the furrows thereof weep together;

Webster's Bible Translation
If my land crieth against me, or its furrows likewise complain;

World English Bible
If my land cries out against me, and its furrows weep together;

Young's Literal Translation
If against me my land doth cry out, And together its furrows weep,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
37I would give account of all my steps; I would approach Him like a prince. 38If my land cries out against me and its furrows weep together, 39if I have devoured its produce without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants,…
Cross References
James 5:4
Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.

Job 24:2
Men move boundary stones; they pasture stolen flocks.

Treasury of Scripture

If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

cry

Job 20:27
The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

Habakkuk 2:11
For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

James 5:4
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

complain.

Psalm 65:13
The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.







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

my land
אַדְמָתִ֣י (’aḏ·mā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land

cries out
תִזְעָ֑ק (ṯiz·‘āq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

against me
עָ֭לַי (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and its furrows
תְּלָמֶ֥יהָ (tə·lā·me·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8525: A bank, terrace

weep
יִבְכָּיֽוּן׃ (yiḇ·kā·yūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 1058: To weep, to bemoan

together,
וְ֝יַ֗חַד (wə·ya·ḥaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly
(38) Or that the furrows likewise thereof complain.--Rather, Or if the furrows thereof weep together--a strong impersonation to express the consequence of oppression and wrong-doing. It is to be observed that throughout this defence Job has far more than traversed the indictment of his friends. He has shown that he has not only not broken the moral law, as they insinuated, but, much more, has shown himself exemplary in all the relations of life, so that, according to the narrator of the history, he was not only one that feared God and eschewed evil (Job 1:1), but also was perfect, i.e., of sincere and consistent conduct and upright.

Verses 38-40. - It is generally supposed that these verses, with the exception of the last clause of ver. 40, are misplaced. As a termination, they form an anti-climax, and greatly weaken the peroration. Their proper place would seem to be between vers. 32 and 33. Verse 38. - If my land cry against me; i.e. if my land disclaim my ownership, as having been acquired by wrong or robbery. If the furrows likewise thereof complain; or, weep, as having been torn from their rightful proprietors, and seized by a stranger. The apodosis is in ver. 40. 31:33-40 Job clears himself from the charge of hypocrisy. We are loth to confess our faults, willing to excuse them, and to lay the blame upon others. But he that thus covers his sins, shall not prosper, Pr 28:13. He speaks of his courage in what is good, as an evidence of his sincerity in it. When men get estates unjustly, they are justly deprived of comfort from them; it was sown wheat, but shall come up thistles. What men do not come honestly by, will never do them any good. The words of Job are ended. They end with a bold assertion, that, with respect to accusation against his moral and religious character as the cause for his sufferings, he could appeal to God. But, however confident Job was, we shall see he was mistaken, chap. 40:4,5; 1Jo 1:8. Let us all judge ourselves; wherein we are guilty, let us seek forgiveness in that blood which cleanseth from all sin; and may the Lord have mercy upon us, and write his laws in our hearts!
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