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,

New American Standard Bible
"And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
“And if they are bound in fetters, And are caught in the cords of affliction,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if they were bound in fetters and captive in cords of affliction,

King James 2000 Bible
And if they are bound in fetters, and are held in cords of affliction;

American King James Version
And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And if they are bound in fetters, and are held in cords of affliction;

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,
Study Bible
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 misery 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.







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

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

with chains,
בַּזִּקִּ֑ים (baz·ziq·qîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

in cords
בְּחַבְלֵי־ (bə·ḥaḇ·lê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6040: Affliction, poverty
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). 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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