Job 36:18
New International Version
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.

New Living Translation
But watch out, or you may be seduced by wealth. Don't let yourself be bribed into sin.

English Standard Version
Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

Berean Study Bible
Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large bribe lead you astray.

New American Standard Bible
"Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

King James Bible
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large ransom lead you astray.

Contemporary English Version
don't let your anger and the pain you endured make you sneer at God.

Good News Translation
Be careful not to let bribes deceive you, or riches lead you astray.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large ransom lead you astray.

International Standard Version
So that no one entices you with riches, don't let a large ransom turn you astray.

NET Bible
Be careful that no one entices you with riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.

New Heart English Bible
Do not let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be careful that you are not led astray with riches. Don't let a large bribe turn you [to evil ways].

JPS Tanakh 1917
For beware of wrath, lest thou be led away by thy sufficiency; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.

New American Standard 1977
Beware lest wrath entice you to scoffing; And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore it is to be feared that he take thee away with a stroke, which cannot be avoided even with a great ransom.

King James 2000 Bible
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with one blow: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

American King James Version
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

American Standard Version
For let not wrath stir thee up against chastisements; Neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but there shall be wrath upon the ungodly, by reason of the ungodliness of the bribes which they received for iniquities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore let not anger overcome thee to oppress any man : neither let multitude of gifts turn thee aside.

Darby Bible Translation
Because there is wrath, [beware] lest it take thee away through chastisement: then a great ransom could not avail thee.

English Revised Version
Because there is wrath, beware lest thou be led away by thy sufficiency; neither let the greatness of the ransom turn thee aside.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

World English Bible
Don't let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest He move thee with a stroke, And the abundance of an atonement turn thee not aside.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
17But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked; judgment and justice have seized you. 18Be careful that no one lures you with riches; do not let a large bribe lead you astray. 19Can your wealth or all your mighty effort keep you from distress?…
Cross References
Job 33:24
to be gracious to him and say, 'Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found his ransom,'

Job 36:19
Can your wealth or all your mighty effort keep you from distress?

Psalm 49:7
No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God.

Jonah 4:4
But the LORD replied, "Have you any right to be angry?"

Jonah 4:9
Then God asked Jonah, "Have you any right to be angry about the plant?" "I do," he replied. "I am angry enough to die!"

Treasury of Scripture

Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.

Because

Psalm 2:5,12
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure…

Psalm 110:5
The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

his

Psalm 39:10
Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.

Isaiah 14:6
He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

Ezekiel 24:16
Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.

then

Job 33:24
Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Psalm 49:7,8
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: …

1 Timothy 2:6
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

deliver thee.







Lexicon
Be careful
חֵ֭מָה (ḥê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2534: Heat, anger, poison

that no one
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

lures
יְסִֽיתְךָ֣ (yə·sî·ṯə·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5496: To prick, stimulate, to seduce

you with riches;
בְסָ֑פֶק (ḇə·sā·p̄eq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5607: Chastisement, satiety

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

let a large
וְרָב־ (wə·rāḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

bribe
כֹּ֝֗פֶר (kō·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3724: A cover, a village, bitumen, the henna plant, a redemption-price

lead you astray.
יַטֶּֽךָּ׃ (yaṭ·ṭe·kā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
(18) Because there is wrath.--"For there is wrath: now, therefore, beware lest He take thee away with one stroke, so that great ransom cannot deliver thee." Literally it is, let not a great ransom deliver thee, but the sense is probably like the Authorised Version.

Verse 18. - Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke. The original is exceedingly obscure, and three or four quite distinct renderings have been proposed; but one of the latest critics (Professor Stanley Loathes) prefers to all the other translations that of the Authorized Version. Job is threatened by Elihu with a coming judgment which shall remove him from the earth altogether. Then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. Once let destruction fall, and there is no longer any place for ransom. Nothing can then deliver thee from thy just punishment. 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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