Job 31:9
New International Version
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,

New Living Translation
“If my heart has been seduced by a woman, or if I have lusted for my neighbor’s wife,

English Standard Version
“If my heart has been enticed toward a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door,

Berean Study Bible
If my heart has been enticed by my neighbor’s wife, or I have lurked at his door,

King James Bible
If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door;

New King James Version
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,

New American Standard Bible
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,

NASB 1995
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,

NASB 1977
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,

Amplified Bible
“If my heart has been enticed and I was made a fool by a woman, Or if I have [covetously] lurked at my neighbor’s door [until his departure],

Christian Standard Bible
If my heart has gone astray over a woman or I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If my heart has been seduced by my neighbor’s wife or I have lurked at his door,

American Standard Version
If my heart hath been enticed unto a woman, And I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if my heart was enticed by an estranged woman, or if I lay in wait at the door of my neighbor

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If my heart has gone forth after another man's wife, and if I laid wait at her doors;

Contemporary English Version
If I have desired someone's wife and chased after her,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If my heart hath been deceived upon a woman, and if I have laid wait at my friend's door:

English Revised Version
If mine heart have been enticed unto a woman, and I have laid wait at my neighbour's door:

Good News Translation
If I have been attracted to my neighbor's wife, and waited, hidden, outside her door,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If I have been seduced by a woman or I have secretly waited near my neighbor's door,

International Standard Version
"If my heart has been seduced by a woman and I've laid in wait at my friend's door,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If my heart have been enticed unto a woman, And I have lain in wait at my neighbour's door;

Literal Standard Version
If my heart has been enticed by a woman, And I laid wait by the opening of my neighbor,

NET Bible
If my heart has been enticed by a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door,

New Heart English Bible
"If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door,

World English Bible
"If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have laid wait at my neighbor's door,

Young's Literal Translation
If my heart hath been enticed by woman, And by the opening of my neighbour I laid wait,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
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, 10then may my own wife grind grain for another, and may other men sleep with her.…

Cross References
Job 24:15
The eye of the adulterer watches for twilight. Thinking, 'No eye will see me,' he covers his face.

Job 31:1
"I have made a covenant with my eyes. How then could I gaze with desire at a virgin?


Treasury of Scripture

If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;

If mine

Judges 16:5
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

1 Kings 11:4
For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Nehemiah 13:26
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

if I

Job 24:15,16
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face…

Jeremiah 5:8
They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

Hosea 7:4
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.









Verse 9. - If mine heart have been deceived by a woman; rather, enticed, or allured unto a woman. If, that is, I have suffered myself at any time to be enticed by the wiles of a "strange woman" (Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 6:24, etc.), and have so far yielded as to go after her; and if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door - watching for an opportunity to enter unseen, while the goodman is away (Proverbs 7:19) Job is not speaking of what he has done, but of what men may suspect him of having done.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

my heart
לִ֭בִּי (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

has been enticed
נִפְתָּ֣ה (nip̄·tāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6601: To open, be, roomy, to be, simple, delude

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my neighbor’s
רֵעִ֣י (rê·‘î)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

wife,
אִשָּׁ֑ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

or I have lurked
אָרָֽבְתִּי׃ (’ā·rā·ḇə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 693: To lie in wait

at
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his door,
פֶּ֖תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way


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