Job 8:6
New International Version
if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.

New Living Translation
and if you are pure and live with integrity, he will surely rise up and restore your happy home.

English Standard Version
if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.

Berean Study Bible
if you are pure and upright, even now He will rouse Himself on your behalf and restore your righteous estate.

King James Bible
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

New King James Version
If you were pure and upright, Surely now He would awake for you, And prosper your rightful dwelling place.

New American Standard Bible
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He will stir Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

NASB 1995
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

NASB 1977
If you are pure and upright, Surely now He would rouse Himself for you And restore your righteous estate.

Amplified Bible
Then, if you are pure and upright, Surely now He will awaken for you And restore your righteous place.

Christian Standard Bible
if you are pure and upright, then he will move even now on your behalf and restore the home where your righteousness dwells.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if you are pure and upright, then He will move even now on your behalf and restore the home where your righteousness dwells.

American Standard Version
If thou wert pure and upright: Surely now he would awake for thee, And make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you are innocent and upright, now he will be attentive to you, and he shall restore the dwelling of your righteousness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou art pure and true, he will hearken to thy supplication, and will restore to thee the habitation of righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
and start living right? Then he will decide to rescue and restore you to your place of honor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou wilt walk clean and upright, he will presently awake onto thee, and will make the dwelling of thy justice peaceable:

English Revised Version
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Good News Translation
if you are so honest and pure, then God will come and help you and restore your household as your reward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
if you are moral and ethical, then he will rise up on your behalf and prove your righteousness by rebuilding your home.

International Standard Version
if you are clean and upright, surely then, he'll act on your behalf and restore your rightful place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou wert pure and upright; Surely now He would awake for thee, And make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Literal Standard Version
If you [are] pure and upright, "" Surely now He wakes for you, "" And has completed "" The habitation of your righteousness.

NET Bible
if you become pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself for you, and will restore your righteous abode.

New Heart English Bible
If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

World English Bible
If you were pure and upright, surely now he would awaken for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

Young's Literal Translation
If pure and upright thou art, Surely now He waketh for thee, And hath completed The habitation of thy righteousness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
5But if you would earnestly seek God and ask the Almighty for mercy, 6if you are pure and upright, even now He will rouse Himself on your behalf and restore your righteous estate. 7Though your beginnings were modest, your latter days will flourish.…

Cross References
Job 5:24
You will know that your tent is secure, and find nothing amiss when inspecting your home.

Job 22:27
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; rise up against the fury of my enemies. Awake, my God, and ordain judgment.

Proverbs 3:33
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous.


Treasury of Scripture

If you were pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.

thou wert.

Job 1:8
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Job 4:6,7
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways? …

Job 21:14,15
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways…

he would.

Psalm 44:23
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Psalm 59:4,5
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold…

Isaiah 51:9
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

make.

Job 22:23-30
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles…

Isaiah 3:10
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.









(6) If thou wert pure and upright.--Of course, then, there is but one inference: thou art not pure and upright. These are verily the wounds of a friend which are not faithful. Bildad brings to the maintenance of his point the experience of former generations. He wishes to be very orthodox in his assertions, and to base his statements upon authority, and he appeals to the experience of former ages long gone by, and calls them to attest the truth of what he says. He also, like Eliphaz, uses figures, and has recourse to metaphor, only his figures are highly obscure and admit of various explanations. We give that which seems to commend itself most to us. It appears, then, that Bildad contemplates two representative characters, the two which are so prominent throughout this book--namely, the righteous and the wicked. He depicts the latter first, and describes him under the likeness of the paper-reed, or rush that grows in the mire of Egyptian swamps, which, though surrounded with moisture, yet as a matter of fact is liable soon to wither: so is the wicked man, according to this moralist and philosopher. He is surrounded by mercies and blessings, but they avail him nought; he withereth in the midst of abundance.

Verse 6. - If thou wert pure and upright. Job had asserted this, not in so many words, but substantially (Job 6:29, 30). We have God's testimony that it was true (Job 1:8; Job 2:3); not, of course, in the sense that he was absolutely free from sin, but in that qualified sense in which "just," and "righteous," and "pure," and "holy" can be properly used of men. Bildad implies, without boldly asserting it, that he does not believe Job to deserve the epithets, either absolutely or in a qualified sense. If he were so, Surely now he (i.e. God) would awake for thee. This is a common anthropomorphism (see Psalm 7:6; Psalm 35:25; Psalm 44:23; Psalm 59:4, 5; Isaiah 51:9). And make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous; or, make peaceful the habitation wherein thy righteousness dwelleth; i.e. make peaceful the habitation wherein thou, a righteous man ex hypothesi dwellest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you
אָ֥תָּה (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are pure
זַ֥ךְ (zaḵ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2134: Pure, clean

and upright,
וְיָשָׁ֗ר (wə·yā·šār)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

even
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

now
עַ֭תָּה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

He will rouse Himself
יָעִ֣יר (yā·‘îr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

on your behalf
עָלֶ֑יךָ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and restore
וְ֝שִׁלַּ֗ם (wə·šil·lam)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

your righteous
צִדְקֶֽךָ׃ (ṣiḏ·qe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

estate.
נְוַ֣ת (nə·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5116: Abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation


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