Job 31:24
New International Version
“If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’

New Living Translation
“Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold?

English Standard Version
“If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence,

Berean Standard Bible
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,

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

New King James Version
“If I have made gold my hope, Or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’;

New American Standard Bible
“If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

NASB 1995
“If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

NASB 1977
“If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Amplified Bible
“If I have put my trust and confidence in gold, Or have declared fine gold my hope and assurance,

Christian Standard Bible
If I placed my confidence in gold or called fine gold my trust,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I placed my confidence in gold or called fine gold my trust,

American Standard Version
If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If I have made gold my trust and if I have said to precious stones: ‘you are my trust’, and if I have said to pure gold, ‘you are my hope’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If I made gold my treasure, and if too I trusted the precious stone;

Contemporary English Version
I have never trusted the power of wealth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:

Good News Translation
I have never trusted in riches

International Standard Version
"If I've put my confidence in gold, if I've told gold, 'You're my security,'

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold: 'Thou art my confidence';

Literal Standard Version
If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, My trust;

New American Bible
Had I put my trust in gold or called fine gold my security;

NET Bible
"If I have put my confidence in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security!'

New Revised Standard Version
“If I have made gold my trust, or called fine gold my confidence;

New Heart English Bible
"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

World English Bible
"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

Young's Literal Translation
If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, 'My trust,'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
23For calamity from God terrifies me, and His splendor I cannot overpower. 24If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security, 25if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,…

Cross References
Mark 10:23
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"

Job 22:24
and consign your gold to the dust and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the ravines,

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Proverbs 10:15
The wealth of the rich man is his fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Ezekiel 28:5
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has grown proud because of it.


Treasury of Scripture

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Genesis 31:1
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; …

Psalm 49:6,7,17
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; …











(24) If I have made gold my hope.--He here refers to the admonition of Eliphaz (Job 22:23-24), and declares that such had not been his practice.

Verse 24. - If I have made gold my hope. This is a sin with which the patriarch had not been directly charged. But it had been more or less insinuated (see Job 15:28; Job 20:10, 15, 19; Job 22:24, etc.). He may also, perhaps, have felt some inclination to it. Or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence. (On the wicked man's trust in riches, see Psalm 49:6; Psalm 52:7; Psalm 62:10; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:16-19.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

I have put
שַׂ֣מְתִּי (śam·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

my trust
כִּסְלִ֑י (kis·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3689: Fatness, the loin, the viscera, silliness, trust

in gold
זָהָ֣ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

or called
אָמַ֥רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

pure gold
וְ֝לַכֶּ֗תֶם (wə·lak·ke·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3800: Something carved out, ore, gold

my security,
מִבְטַחִֽי׃ (miḇ·ṭa·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4009: A refuge, security, assurance


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