Job 31:8
New International Version
then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted.

New Living Translation
then let someone else eat the crops I have planted. Let all that I have planted be uprooted.

English Standard Version
then let me sow, and another eat, and let what grows for me be rooted out.

Berean Study Bible
then may another eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted.

King James Bible
Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

New King James Version
Then let me sow, and another eat; Yes, let my harvest be rooted out.

New American Standard Bible
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.

NASB 1995
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.

NASB 1977
Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.

Amplified Bible
Then let me plant and [let] another eat [from the results of my labor], And let my crops be uprooted and ruined.

Christian Standard Bible
let someone else eat what I have sown, and let my crops be uprooted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
let someone else eat what I have sown, and let my crops be uprooted.

American Standard Version
Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if I have sown then I ate, and if I planted, then I raised and I stored up

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then let me sow, and let others eat; and let me be uprooted on the earth.

Contemporary English Version
then others can eat my harvest and uproot my crops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then let me sow and let another eat: and let my offspring be rooted out.

English Revised Version
Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

Good News Translation
then let my crops be destroyed, or let others eat the food I grow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[then] let someone else eat what I have planted, and let my crops be uprooted.

International Standard Version
what I've planted, let another eat or let my crops be uprooted."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

Literal Standard Version
Let me sow—and another eat, And let my products be rooted out.

NET Bible
then let me sow and let another eat, and let my crops be uprooted.

New Heart English Bible
then let me sow, and let another eat. Yes, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

World English Bible
then let me sow, and let another eat. Yes, let the produce of my field be rooted out.

Young's Literal Translation
Let me sow -- and another eat, And my products let be rooted out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
7If my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has followed my eyes, or if impurity has stuck to my hands, 8then may another eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. 9If my heart has been enticed by my neighbor’s wife, or I have lurked at his door,…

Cross References
John 4:37
For in this case the saying 'One sows and another reaps' is true.

Leviticus 26:16
then this is what I will do to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting disease, and fever that will destroy your sight and drain your life. You will sow your seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.

Job 20:18
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it; he cannot enjoy the profits of his trading.

Job 31:12
For it is a fire that burns down to Abaddon; it would root out my entire harvest.

Micah 6:15
You will sow but not reap; you will press olives but not anoint yourselves with oil; you will tread grapes but not drink the wine.


Treasury of Scripture

Then let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.

let me

Job 5:5
Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.

Job 24:6
They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.

Leviticus 26:16
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

let my

Job 5:4
His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 15:30
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.









Verse 8. - Then let me sow, and let another eat (comp. Job 5:5; Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:33, 51, etc.). The expression is proverbial. Yea, lot my offspring be rooted out; rather, my produce, or the produce of my field (see the Revised Version).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then may another
וְאַחֵ֣ר (wə·’a·ḥêr)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

eat
יֹאכֵ֑ל (yō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

what I have sown,
אֶ֭זְרְעָה (’ez·rə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 2232: To sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify

and my crops
וְֽצֶאֱצָאַ֥י (wə·ṣe·’ĕ·ṣā·’ay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6631: Issue, offspring, produce

be uprooted.
יְשֹׁרָֽשׁוּ׃ (yə·šō·rā·šū)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8327: To root, strike into the soil, to pluck from it


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