Job 31:39
New International Version
if I have devoured its yield without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants,

New Living Translation
or if I have stolen its crops or murdered its owners,

English Standard Version
if I have eaten its yield without payment and made its owners breathe their last,

Berean Study Bible
if I have devoured its produce without payment or broken the spirit of its tenants,

New American Standard Bible
If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,

King James Bible
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

Christian Standard Bible
if I have consumed its produce without payment or shown contempt for its tenants,

Contemporary English Version
Nor have I cheated my workers and caused them pain.

Good News Translation
if I have eaten the food that grew there but let the farmers that grew it starve--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have consumed its produce without payment or shown contempt for its tenants,

International Standard Version
If I've consumed its produce without paying for it and snuffed out the life of its owners;

NET Bible
if I have eaten its produce without paying, or caused the death of its owners,

New Heart English Bible
if I have eaten its fruits without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I have eaten its produce without paying for it and made its owners breathe their last,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, Or have caused the tillers thereof to be disappointed--

New American Standard 1977
If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I ate of its strength without money or have afflicted the soul of its owners;

King James 2000 Bible
If I have eaten its fruit without payment, or have caused its owners to lose their life:

American King James Version
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

American Standard Version
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and if I ate its strength alone without price, and if I too grieved the heart of the owner of the soil, by taking aught from him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, and have afflicted the soul of the tillers thereof:

Darby Bible Translation
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, and have tormented to death the souls of its owners:

English Revised Version
If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have eaten the fruits of it without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life:

World English Bible
if I have eaten its fruits without money, or have caused its owners to lose their life,

Young's Literal Translation
If its strength I consumed without money, And the life of its possessors, I have caused to breathe out,
Study Bible
Job's Final Appeal
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, 40then let briers grow instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley.” Thus conclude the words of Job.…
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.

1 Kings 21:19
Tell him that this is what the LORD says: 'Have you not murdered a man and seized his land?' Then tell him that this is also what the LORD says: 'In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth, there also the dogs will lick up your blood--yes, yours!'"

Job 24:6
They gather fodder in the fields and glean the vineyards of the wicked.

Job 24:10
Without clothing, they wander about naked. They carry the sheaves, but still go hungry.

Treasury of Scripture

If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

fruits.

Genesis 4:12
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

1 Kings 21:13-16,19
And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died…

Proverbs 1:19
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Isaiah 26:21
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.







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

I have devoured
אָכַ֣לְתִּי (’ā·ḵal·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

its produce
כֹּ֭חָהּ (kō·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

without
בְלִי־ (ḇə·lî-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

payment
כָ֑סֶף (ḵā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

or broken the spirit
וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ (wə·ne·p̄eš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of its tenants,
בְּעָלֶ֣יהָ (bə·‘ā·le·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner
Verse 39. - If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money; i.e. without acquiring a title to them by purchase. Or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life. Either by actual violence or by depriving them of the means of support (see the comment on Job 29:13). Job had been accused of robbery and oppression both by Zophar (Job 20:12-19) and Eliphaz (Job 22:5-9). He had not, however, been accused of actual murder. 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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