Job 5:23
New International Version
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

New Living Translation
You will be at peace with the stones of the field, and its wild animals will be at peace with you.

English Standard Version
For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

Berean Study Bible
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

King James Bible
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

New King James Version
For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

New American Standard Bible
“For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And the animals of the field will be at peace with you.

NASB 1995
"For you will be in league with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

NASB 1977
“For you will be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

Amplified Bible
“For you will be in harmony with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

Christian Standard Bible
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

American Standard Version
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because your covenant is with the stones of the wilderness, and the animal of the field is handed over to you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the wild beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Contemporary English Version
they will no longer be fierce, and your rocky fields will become friendly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou shalt have a covenant with the stones of the lands, and the beasts of the earth shall be at pence with thee.

English Revised Version
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Good News Translation
The fields you plow will be free of rocks; wild animals will never attack you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You will have a binding agreement with the stones in the field, and wild animals will be at peace with you.

International Standard Version
For you'll have a pact with the stones in the field; and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Literal Standard Version
(For with sons of the field [is] your covenant, "" And the beast of the field "" Has been at peace with you.)

NET Bible
For you will have a pact with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.

New Heart English Bible
For you shall be in league with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.

World English Bible
For you shall be allied with the stones of the field. The animals of the field shall be at peace with you.

Young's Literal Translation
(For with sons of the field is thy covenant, And the beast of the field Hath been at peace with thee.)

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
22You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the beasts of the earth. 23For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. 24You will know that your tent is secure, and find nothing amiss when inspecting your home.…

Cross References
Isaiah 11:6
The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the goat; the calf and young lion and fatling will be together, and a little child will lead them.

Isaiah 11:9
They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the sea is full of water.

Isaiah 65:25
The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but the food of the serpent will be dust. They will neither harm nor destroy on all My holy mountain," says the LORD.

Ezekiel 34:25
I will make with them a covenant of peace and rid the land of wild animals, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest.

Hosea 2:18
On that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that crawl on the ground. And I will abolish bow and sword and weapons of war in the land, and will make them lie down in safety.


Treasury of Scripture

For you shall be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.

thou.

Psalm 91:12,13
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone…

Hosea 2:18
And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

Romans 8:38,39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, …

beasts.

Leviticus 26:6
And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

Ezekiel 14:15,16
If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: …

Isaiah 11:9
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.









(23) For thou shalt be in league.--Literally, for with the stones of the field shall thy covenant be, and the beasts of the field shall be made to be at peace with thee.

Verse 23. - For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field; i.e. there shall be peace between thee and all the rest of God's creation, even "the stones of the field," against which thou shalt not dash thy foot (Psalm 91:12); and if the senseless stones am thus in league with thee, and refrain from doing thee hurt, much more mayest thou be sure that the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. For they are not altogether senseless, and will in some sort understand that thou art under God's protection, and not to be molested by them (comp. Hosea 2:18, where God promises to make a covenant between his people and "the beasts of the field, the fowls of heaven, and the creeping things of the ground," that so they may "lie down safely "). A misplaced ingenuity seeks to find either six or seven forms of calamity in the enumeration of vers. 20-23; but there appear to be really only five:

(1) famine;

(2) war;

(3) calumny;

(4) devastation; and

(5) noisome beasts.

The expression used in ver. 19 - "six, yea, seven" - means, as already explained, an indefinite number.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you will have a covenant
בְרִיתֶ֑ךָ (ḇə·rî·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the stones
אַבְנֵ֣י (’aḇ·nê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 68: A stone

of the field,
הַשָּׂדֶ֣ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

and the wild
הַ֝שָּׂדֶ֗ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

animals
וְחַיַּ֥ת (wə·ḥay·yaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

will be at peace
הָשְׁלְמָה־ (hā·šə·lə·māh-)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

with you.
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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