Job 6:19
New International Version
The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.

New Living Translation
The caravans from Tema search for this water; the travelers from Sheba hope to find it.

English Standard Version
The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope.

Berean Study Bible
The caravans of Tema look for water; the travelers of Sheba hope to find it.

New American Standard Bible
"The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.

King James Bible
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Christian Standard Bible
The caravans of Tema look for these streams. The traveling merchants of Sheba hope for them.

Contemporary English Version
Caravans from Tema and Sheba

Good News Translation
Caravans from Sheba and Tema search,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The caravans of Tema look for these streams. The traveling merchants of Sheba hope for them.

International Standard Version
Travelers from Tema search intently; caravans from Sheba hope to find them.

NET Bible
The caravans of Tema looked intently for these streams; the traveling merchants of Sheba hoped for them.

New Heart English Bible
The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Caravans from Tema look for them. Travelers from Sheba search for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them--

New American Standard 1977
“The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The travelers of Tema looked; the traveling companies of Sheba waited for them.

King James 2000 Bible
The caravans of Tema looked, the travelers of Sheba waited for them.

American King James Version
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

American Standard Version
The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold the ways of the Thaemanites, ye that mark the paths of the Sabaeans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Consider the paths of Thema, the ways of Saba, and wait a little while.

Darby Bible Translation
The caravans of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba counted on them:

English Revised Version
The caravans of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

World English Bible
The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.

Young's Literal Translation
Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travellers of Sheba hoped for them.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
18Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go into the wasteland and perish. 19The caravans of Tema look for water; the travelers of Sheba hope to find it. 20They are confounded by their confidence; their arrival brings disappointment.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:15
Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Job 1:15
the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"

Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends--Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite--heard about all this adversity that had come upon him, each of them came from his home and met together to go and sympathize with Job and comfort him.

Job 6:18
Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go into the wasteland and perish.

Psalm 72:10
May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Isaiah 21:14
Bring water for the thirsty, O dwellers of Tema, meet the refugees with food.

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;

Treasury of Scripture

The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Tema.

Genesis 25:15
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

Isaiah 21:14
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,

Sheba.

Genesis 10:7
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

Genesis 25:3
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

1 Kings 10:1
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.







Lexicon
The caravans
אָרְח֣וֹת (’ā·rə·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

of Tema
תֵּמָ֑א (tê·mā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8485: Tema -- a son of Ishmael, also his descendants and the region settled by them

look [for water];
הִ֭בִּיטוּ (hib·bî·ṭū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

the travelers
הֲלִיכֹ֥ת (hă·lî·ḵōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1979: A walking, a procession, march, a caravan

of Sheba
שְׁ֝בָ֗א (ḇā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7614: Sheba -- a territory in soutwest Arabia, also the name of one or more descendant of Noah

hope
קִוּוּ־ (qiw·wū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

to find it.
לָֽמוֹ׃ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(19) The troops of Tema.--Frst says of Tema that it was a tract in the north of the Arabian Desert, on the borders of the Syrian one, where traffic was carried on from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean by caravans (Isaiah 21:14; Jeremiah 25:23; Job 6:19). Sheba, as understood here, was probably a district on the Arabian Gulf (see Job 1:15), where merchants trafficked with the distant cities of the East, as well as enriched themselves with the plunder of their neighbours, as in Job 1:15.

Verse 19. - The troops of Tema looked. The Tema were an Arab tribe descended from Ishmael (Genesis 25:15). They are generally conjoined with Dedan (Isaiah 21:13, 14; Jeremiah 25:23), another Arab tribe, noted for carry-lug on a caravan trade. Both tribes probably wandered, and occupied at different periods different portions of the desert. The name, Tema, may linger in the modern city and district of Tayma on the confines of Syria, and upon the pilgrim-route between Damascus and Mecca. The "troops of Tema" probably looked for the "caravans" of ver. 18 to arrive in their country; but they looked in vain. The desert had swallowed them up. The companies of Sheba waited for them. (On "Sheba," see the comment upon Job 1:15.) 6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
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