Job 36:12
New International Version
But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge.

New Living Translation
But if they refuse to listen to him, they will be killed by the sword and die from lack of understanding.

English Standard Version
But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
But if they do not obey, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
"But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.

King James Bible
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
But if they do not listen, they will cross the river of death and die without knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
But if they foolishly refuse, they will be rewarded with a violent death.

Good News Translation
But if not, they will die in ignorance and cross the stream into the world of the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if they do not obey, they will cross the river of death and die without knowledge.

International Standard Version
"But if they won't listen, they'll perish by the sword and die in their ignorance.

NET Bible
But if they refuse to listen, they pass over the river of death, and expire without knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
But if they do not listen, they shall perish by the sword; they shall die without knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if they don't listen, they will cross the River [of Death] and die like those who have no knowledge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
“But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if they do not hearken, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

American King James Version
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

American Standard Version
But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he preserves not the ungodly; because they are not willing to know the Lord, and because when reproved they were disobedient.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if they hear not, they shall pass by the sword, and shall be consumed in folly.

Darby Bible Translation
But if they hearken not, they shall pass away by the sword, and expire without knowledge.

English Revised Version
But if they hearken not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

World English Bible
But if they don't listen, they shall perish by the sword; they shall die without knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
And if they do not hearken, By the dart they pass away, And expire without knowledge.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
11If they obey and serve Him, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness. 12But if they do not obey, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge. 13The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when He binds them, they do not cry for help.…
Cross References
Job 4:21
Are not their tent cords pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'

Job 15:22
He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword.

Job 36:13
The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when He binds them, they do not cry for help.

Proverbs 5:23
He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.

Treasury of Scripture

But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

if

Deuteronomy 18:15
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

Deuteronomy 29:15-20
But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day: …

Isaiah 1:20
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

perish.

Job 4:21
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

John 8:21-24
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come…







Lexicon
But if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

they do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

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

they will perish
יַעֲבֹ֑רוּ (ya·‘ă·ḇō·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

by the sword
בְּשֶׁ֣לַח (bə·še·laḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7973: A missile of attack, spear, a shoot of growth, branch

and die
וְ֝יִגְוְע֗וּ (wə·yiḡ·wə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1478: To breathe out, expire

without
כִּבְלִי־ (kiḇ·lî-)
Preposition-k | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

knowledge.
דָֽעַת׃‪‬ (ḏā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge
Verse 12. - But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword. Not, necessarily, by a material sword, but by the sword of God's vengeance, which slays in a thousand different manners, piercing through all obstacles, and reaching to the heart and spirit. And they shall die without knowledge. Either without knowing that they are about to die, or in their wilful ignorance of God's intentions in chastising them. 36:5-14 Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. He is always ready to defend those that are injured. If our eye is ever toward God in duty, his eye will be ever upon us in mercy, and, when we are at the lowest, will not overlook us. God intends, when he afflicts us, to discover past sins to us, and to bring them to our remembrance. Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. It is a command, to have no more to do with sin. If we faithfully serve God, we have the promise of the life that now is, and the comforts of it, as far as is for God's glory and our good: and who would desire them any further? We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. If the affliction fail in its work, let men expect the furnace to be heated till they are consumed. Those that die without knowledge, die without grace, and are undone for ever. See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Whether sinners die in youth, or live long to heap up wrath, their case is dreadful. The souls of the wicked live after death, but it is in everlasting misery.
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