Job 36:8
New International Version
But if people are bound in chains, held fast by cords of affliction,

New Living Translation
If they are bound in chains and caught up in a web of trouble,

English Standard Version
And if they are bound in chains and caught in the cords of affliction,

Berean Study Bible
And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction,

King James Bible
And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction;

New King James Version
And if they are bound in fetters, Held in the cords of affliction,

New American Standard Bible
“And if they are bound in shackles, And are caught in the snares of misery,

NASB 1995
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

NASB 1977
“And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

Amplified Bible
“And if they are bound in bonds [of adversity], And held by cords of affliction,

Christian Standard Bible
If people are bound with chains and trapped by the cords of affliction,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If people are bound with chains and trapped by the cords of affliction,

American Standard Version
And if they be bound in fetters, And be taken in the cords of afflictions;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if are they bound in chains, they descend by corruption to poverty

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they that are bound in fetters shall be holden in cords of poverty.

Contemporary English Version
But when people are prisoners of suffering and pain, *

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if they shall be in chains, and be bound with the cords of poverty :

English Revised Version
And if they be bound in fetters, and be taken in the cords of affliction;

Good News Translation
But if people are bound in chains, suffering for what they have done,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, if righteous people are bound in chains and tangled in ropes of misery,

International Standard Version
"If they're bound in chains, caught in ropes of affliction,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if they be bound in fetters, And be holden in cords of affliction;

Literal Standard Version
And if prisoners in chains "" They are captured with cords of affliction,

NET Bible
But if they are bound in chains, and held captive by the cords of affliction,

New Heart English Bible
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

World English Bible
If they are bound in fetters, and are taken in the cords of afflictions,

Young's Literal Translation
And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
7He does not take His eyes off the righteous, but He enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever. 8And if men are bound with chains, caught in cords of affliction, 9then He tells them their deeds and how arrogantly they have transgressed.…

Cross References
Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Job 36:21
Be careful not to turn to iniquity, for this you have preferred to affliction.

Psalm 107:10
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and chains,

Psalm 119:61
Though the ropes of the wicked bind me, I do not forget Your law.

Psalm 149:8
to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with shackles of iron,


Treasury of Scripture

And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;

if

Job 13:27
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

Job 19:6
Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.

Job 33:18,19
He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword…

cords

Proverbs 5:22
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.









Verse 8. - And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction. On the other hand, there are doubtless cases where the righteous suffer adversity - are even "bound in fetters," and "holden in cords of affliction" (Genesis 39:20; Jeremiah 40:1: Daniel 3:21; Matthew 14:3; Acts 12:6; Acts 16:24; Acts 24:27, etc.). But even here God's vigilance is not relaxed. On the contrary, he watches with the utmost care over their afflictions, apportioning them according to the needs of each, and making every possible effort, by means of them, to work their reformation (see the two following verses).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

men are bound
אֲסוּרִ֥ים (’ă·sū·rîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

with chains,
בַּזִּקִּ֑ים (baz·ziq·qîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2131: What leaps forth, flash of fire, a burning arrow, a bond

caught
יִ֝לָּכְד֗וּן (yil·lā·ḵə·ḏūn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

in cords
בְּחַבְלֵי־ (bə·ḥaḇ·lê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

of affliction,
עֹֽנִי׃ (‘ō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6040: Affliction, poverty


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