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Job 31:13-33 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 “If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant
When they complained against me,
14 What then shall I do when God rises up?
When He punishes, how shall I answer Him?
15 Did not He who made me in the womb make them?
Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?

16 “If I have kept the poor from their desire,
Or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
17 Or eaten my morsel by myself,
So that the fatherless could not eat of it
18 (But from my youth I reared him as a father,
And from my mother’s womb I guided [a]the widow);
19 If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
Or any poor man without covering;
20 If his [b]heart has not blessed me,
And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
21 If I have raised my hand against the fatherless,
When I saw I had help in the gate;
22 Then let my arm fall from my shoulder,
Let my arm be torn from the socket.
23 For destruction from God is a terror to me,
And because of His magnificence I cannot endure.

24 “If I have made gold my hope,
Or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’;
25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great,
And because my hand had gained much;
26 If I have observed the [c]sun when it shines,
Or the moon moving in brightness,
27 So that my heart has been secretly enticed,
And my mouth has kissed my hand;
28 This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment,
For I would have denied God who is above.

29 “If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me,
Or lifted myself up when evil found him
30 (Indeed I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By asking for a curse on his [d]soul);
31 If the men of my tent have not said,
‘Who is there that has not been satisfied with his meat?’
32 (But no sojourner had to lodge in the street,
For I have opened my doors to the [e]traveler);
33 If I have covered my transgressions as[f] Adam,
By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,

Footnotes:

  1. Job 31:18 Lit. her
  2. Job 31:20 Lit. loins
  3. Job 31:26 Lit. light
  4. Job 31:30 Or life
  5. Job 31:32 So with LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg.; MT road
  6. Job 31:33 Or as men do
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job 31:13-33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed a complaint against me,
14 What then could I do when God arises?
And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
15 “Did not He who made me in the womb make him,
And the same one fashion us in the womb?

16 “If I have kept the poor from their desire,
Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
17 Or have eaten my morsel alone,
And the orphan has not [a]shared it
18 (But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
And from [b]infancy I guided her),
19 If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
Or that the needy had no covering,
20 If his loins have not [c]thanked me,
And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
21 If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan,
Because I saw [d]I had support in the gate,
22 Let my shoulder fall from the [e]socket,
And my arm be broken off [f]at the elbow.
23 “For calamity from God is a terror to me,
And because of His [g]majesty I can do nothing.

24 “If I have put my confidence in gold,
And called fine gold my trust,
25 If I have gloated because my wealth was great,
And because my hand had secured so much;
26 If I have looked at the [h]sun when it shone
Or the moon going in splendor,
27 And my heart became secretly enticed,
And my hand [i]threw a kiss from my mouth,
28 That too would have been an iniquity calling for [j]judgment,
For I would have denied God above.

29 “Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy,
Or [k]exulted when evil befell him?
30 [l]No, I have not [m]allowed my mouth to sin
By asking for his life in a curse.
31 “Have the men of my tent not said,
‘Who can [n]find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?
32 “The alien has not lodged outside,
For I have opened my doors to the [o]traveler.
33 “Have I covered my transgressions like [p]Adam,
By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,

Footnotes:

  1. Job 31:17 Lit eaten from it
  2. Job 31:18 Lit my mother’s womb
  3. Job 31:20 Lit blessed
  4. Job 31:21 Lit my help
  5. Job 31:22 Lit shoulder; or back
  6. Job 31:22 Lit from the bone of the upper arm
  7. Job 31:23 Lit exaltation
  8. Job 31:26 Lit light
  9. Job 31:27 Lit kissed my mouth
  10. Job 31:28 Lit judges
  11. Job 31:29 Lit lifted myself up
  12. Job 31:30 Lit And
  13. Job 31:30 Lit given my palate
  14. Job 31:31 Lit give
  15. Job 31:32 M.T. way
  16. Job 31:33 Or mankind
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Job 31:13-33 Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 
“If I have despised and rejected the claim of my male or female servants
When they filed a complaint against me,
14 
What then could I do when God arises [to judge me]?
When He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?
15 
“Did not He who made me in the womb make my servant,
And did not the same One fashion us both in the womb?

16 
“If I have withheld from the poor what they desired,
Or have caused the eyes of the widow to look in vain [for relief],
17 
Or have eaten my morsel [of food] alone,
And did not share it with the orphan
18 
(But from my youth the orphan grew up with me as with a father,
And from my mother’s womb I have been the widow’s guide),
19 
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
Or any poor person without covering,
20 
If his loins have not thanked and blessed me [for clothing them],
And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep,
21 
If I have lifted my hand against the orphan,
Because I saw [that the judges would be] my help at the [council] gate,
22 
Then let my shoulder fall away from its socket,
And my arm be broken off at the elbow.
23 
“For tragedy from God is a terror to me,
And because of His majesty and exaltation I can do nothing [nor endure facing Him].

24 
“If I have put my trust and confidence in gold,
Or have declared fine gold my hope and assurance,
25 
If I gloated and rejoiced because my wealth was great,
And because my [powerful] hand [alone] had obtained so much,
26 
If I beheld the sun [as an object of worship] when it shone
Or the moon going in its splendor,
27 
And my heart became secretly enticed [by them],
And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth [in respect to them],
28 
This also would have been [a heinous] sin calling for judgment,
For I would have denied God above.

29 
“Have I rejoiced at the destruction of the enemy [who hated me],
Or exulted [in malicious triumph] when evil overtook him?
30 
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin
By cursing my enemy and asking for his life.
31 
“I assure you, the men of my tent have said,
‘Who can find one [in need] who has not been satisfied with his meat’?
32 
“The stranger has not lodged in the street,
Because I have opened my door to the traveler.
33 
“Have I concealed my transgressions like Adam or like other men,
By hiding my wickedness in my bosom,

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Job 31:13-33 New International Version (NIV)

13 “If I have denied justice to any of my servants,
    whether male or female,
    when they had a grievance against me,
14 what will I do when God confronts me?
    What will I answer when called to account?
15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them?
    Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?

16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor
    or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
    not sharing it with the fatherless
18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
    and from my birth I guided the widow
19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,
    or the needy without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me
    for warming them with the fleece from my sheep,
21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,
    knowing that I had influence in court,
22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder,
    let it be broken off at the joint.
23 For I dreaded destruction from God,
    and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.

24 “If I have put my trust in gold
    or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’
25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth,
    the fortune my hands had gained,
26 if I have regarded the sun in its radiance
    or the moon moving in splendor,
27 so that my heart was secretly enticed
    and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,
28 then these also would be sins to be judged,
    for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.

29 “If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune
    or gloated over the trouble that came to him
30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin
    by invoking a curse against their life
31 if those of my household have never said,
    ‘Who has not been filled with Job’s meat?’
32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street,
    for my door was always open to the traveler
33 if I have concealed my sin as people do,[a]
    by hiding my guilt in my heart

Footnotes:

  1. Job 31:33 Or as Adam did
New International Version (NIV)

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Job 31:13-33 King James Version (KJV)

13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

17 Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

18 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother's womb;)

19 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

20 If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

21 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

22 Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

32 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

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