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.

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

New King James Version
The caravans of Tema look, The travelers of Sheba hope for them.

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

NASB 1995
“The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.

NASB 1977
“The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.

Amplified Bible
“The caravans of Tema looked [for water], The caravans of Sheba waited for them [in vain].

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they looked to the roads of the south and they waited for the paths of Sheba

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

Contemporary English Version
Caravans from Tema and Sheba

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

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

Good News Translation
Caravans from Sheba and Tema search,

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travelers of Sheba hoped for 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 because they had hoped; 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 put the servants to 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 they 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.









(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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

of Tema
תֵּמָ֑א (tê·mā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 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 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

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

of Sheba
שְׁ֝בָ֗א (ḇā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

to find it.
לָֽמוֹ׃ (lā·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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