Job 36:16
New International Version
"He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

New Living Translation
"God is leading you away from danger, Job, to a place free from distress. He is setting your table with the best food.

English Standard Version
He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.

New American Standard Bible
"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

King James Bible
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, he lured you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and unconfined place. Your table was spread with choice food.

Contemporary English Version
And at this very moment, God deeply desires to lead you from trouble and to spread your table with your favorite food.

Good News Translation
God brought you out of trouble, and let you enjoy security; your table was piled high with food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, He lured you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and unconfined place. Your table was spread with choice food.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, he drew you away from the brink of distress to a spacious place without constraints, filling your festive table with bountiful food.

NET Bible
And surely, he drew you from the mouth of distress, to a wide place, unrestricted, and to the comfort of your table filled with rich food.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a broad place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Yes, he lured you away from the jaws of trouble into an open area where you were not restrained, and your table was covered with rich foods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, He hath allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table is full of fatness;

New American Standard 1977
“Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise, he would have removed thee out of the mouth of anguish into a broad place where there is no distress and should have set thy table full of fatness.

King James 2000 Bible
Even so would he have removed you out of the distress into a broad place, where there is no restraint; and that which should be set on your table should be full of richness.

American King James Version
Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place; and that which should be set on your table should be full of fatness.

American Standard Version
Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has also enticed thee out of the mouth of the enemy:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it : and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness.

Darby Bible Translation
Even so would he have allured thee out of the jaws of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and the supply of thy table [would be] full of fatness.

English Revised Version
Yea, he would have led thee away out of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which is set on thy table should be full of fatness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table would be full of fatness.

World English Bible
Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a broad place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.

Young's Literal Translation
And also He moved thee from a strait place, To a broad place -- no straitness under it, And the sitting beyond of thy table Hath been full of fatness.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
15God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression. 16Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness. 17But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have seized you.…
Cross References
Job 5:17
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 15:11
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

Hosea 2:14
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her and lead her to the wilderness, and speak to her tenderly.

Treasury of Scripture

Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place; and that which should be set on your table should be full of fatness.

a broad

Job 19:8
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

Job 42:10-17
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before…

Psalm 18:19
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

that which should be set on thy table.

Psalm 23:5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalm 36:8
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:







Lexicon
Indeed,
וְאַ֤ף (wə·’ap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

He drew you
הֲסִיתְךָ֨ ׀ (hă·sî·ṯə·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5496: To prick, stimulate, to seduce

from the jaws
מִפִּי־ (mip·pî-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of distress
צָ֗ר (ṣār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

to a spacious
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

and broad place,
רַ֭חַב (ra·ḥaḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7338: Breadth, broad expanse

to a table
שֻׁ֝לְחָנְךָ֗ (lə·ḥā·nə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7979: A table, a meal

full
מָ֣לֵא (mā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

of richness.
דָֽשֶׁן׃ (ḏā·šen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1880: The fat, fatness, abundance, the, ashes of sacrifices
(16) Even so would he have removed thee. It is possible to understand this verse somewhat otherwise, and the sense may perhaps be improved. Elihu may be speaking, not of what God would have done, but of what He has actually done: "Yea, also He hath removed thee from the mouth of an adversary, even case and abundance in the place of which there was no straitness, and that which came down upon thy table full of fatness; but thou art full of the judgment of the wicked, therefore justice and judgment take hold on thee." "God, in His mercy, saw that thou wast in danger, and He removed the cause of temptation, and thy chastisement would have been of short duration hadst thou been submissive and resigned; but thou hast been bold and daring, like the wicked, and hast reaped the judgment of the wicked."

Verse 16. - Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad pine, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness. Another quite different interpretation has been proposed by Ewald, and adopted by Dillmann and Canon Cook, who suppose Elihu to speak, not of what would have happened to Job under certain circumstances, but of what had actually happened to him, and render, "Thee moreover hath thy unbounded prosperity seduced from listening to the voice of affliction, and the case of thy table which was full of fatness." But the rendering of the Authorized Version, which is substantially that of Schultens and Rosenmuller, is still upheld by many scholars, and has been retained by our Revisers. If we adopt it, we must understand Elihu as assuring Job that he too would have been delivered and restored to his prosperity, if he had accepted his afflictions in a proper spirits and learnt the lesson they were intended to teach him (see vers. 9, 10). 36:15-23 Elihu shows that Job caused the continuance of his own trouble. He cautions him not to persist in frowardness. Even good men need to be kept to their duty by the fear of God's wrath; the wisest and best have enough in them to deserve his stroke. Let not Job continue his unjust quarrel with God and his providence. And let us never dare to think favourably of sin, never indulge it, nor allow ourselves in it. Elihu thinks Job needed this caution, he having chosen rather to gratify his pride and humour by contending with God, than to mortify them by submitting, and accepting the punishment. It is absurd for us to think to teach Him who is himself the Fountain of light, truth, knowledge, and instruction. He teaches by the Bible, and that is the best book; teaches by his Son, and he is the best Master. He is just in all proceedings.
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