Job 36:11
New International Version
If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

New Living Translation
“If they listen and obey God, they will be blessed with prosperity throughout their lives. All their years will be pleasant.

English Standard Version
If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.

Berean Study Bible
If they obey and serve Him, then they end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

King James Bible
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

New King James Version
If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

New American Standard Bible
“If they listen and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity, And their years in happiness.

NASB 1995
“If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasures.

NASB 1977
“If they hear and serve Him, They shall end their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

Amplified Bible
“If they hear and serve Him, They will end their days in prosperity And their years in pleasantness and joy.

Christian Standard Bible
If they listen and serve him, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If they serve Him obediently, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

American Standard Version
If they hearken and serve him , They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If they will hear and they will do, also their days will be perfected in goodness, and their years in pleasures

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If they should hear and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in honour.

Contemporary English Version
And if they obey, they will be successful and happy from then on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If they shall hear and observe, they shall accomplish their days in good, and their years in glory.

English Revised Version
If they hearken and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Good News Translation
If they obey God and serve him, they live out their lives in peace and prosperity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If righteous people listen and serve [him], they will live out their days in prosperity and their years in comfort.

International Standard Version
If they listen and serve him, they'll finish their lives in prosperity and their years will be pleasant.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If they hearken and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures.

Literal Standard Version
If they hear and serve, They complete their days in good, And their years in pleasantness.

NET Bible
If they obey and serve him, they live out their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness.

New Heart English Bible
If they listen and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

World English Bible
If they listen and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

Young's Literal Translation
If they do hear and serve, They complete their days in good, And their years in pleasantness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
10He opens their ears to correction and commands that they turn from iniquity. 11If they obey and serve Him, then they end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness. 12But if they do not obey, then they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.…

Cross References
1 Timothy 4:8
For physical exercise is of limited value, but godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for the present life and for the one to come.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.

Psalm 16:11
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

Psalm 149:4
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the afflicted with salvation.


Treasury of Scripture

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

If

Job 22:21
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

Deuteronomy 4:30
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

Jeremiah 7:23
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

spend

Job 11:13-19
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; …

Job 21:11
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Job 22:23
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.









(11) They shall spend their days in prosperity.--It is, perhaps, not more easy to reconcile this teaching of Elihu's with the realities of actual fact than it is the notions of Job's friends as to direct retribution in life.

Verse 11. - If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures (comp. Job 12:13-19; Jeremiah 7:23; Jeremiah 26:13). Under the old covenant, prosperity was promised to the righteous, and even to the repentant, frequently, and in the most definite terms. Under the new, when any such promise is made, it is carefully guarded (Mark 10:30); while in many passages the promise is of an opposite character - the righteous are told to expect tribulations and persecutions (John 16:33; Acts 14:22; 2 Timothy 3:12: Hebrews 12:1-11; 1 Peter 4:12, 13, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

they obey
יִשְׁמְע֗וּ (yiš·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

and serve [Him],
וְֽיַ֫עֲבֹ֥דוּ (wə·ya·‘ă·ḇō·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

they will end
יְכַלּ֣וּ (yə·ḵal·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

their days
יְמֵיהֶ֣ם (yə·mê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

in prosperity
בַּטּ֑וֹב (baṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and their years
וּ֝שְׁנֵיהֶ֗ם (ū·šə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

in happiness.
בַּנְּעִימִֽים׃ (ban·nə·‘î·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5273: Pleasant, delightful


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