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Job 18:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There shall dwell in his tent that which is none of his: Brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They who are none of his shall dwell in his tent; brimstone shall be showered upon his habitation:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There shall dwell in his tent, what is naught-of-his, Let brimstone be strewed over his dwelling;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— It dwelleth in his tent—out of his provender, Scattered over his habitation is sulphur.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let the companions of him that is not, dwell in his tabernacle, let brimstone be sprinkled in his tent.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it [is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered vpon his habitation.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— It shall dwell in his tabernacle in his night: his excellency shall be sown with brimstone.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
It shall dwell 7931
{7931} Prime
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in his tabernacle, 168
{0168} Prime
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
because [it is] none 1097
{1097} Prime
From H1086; properly failure, that is, nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of his: brimstone 1614
{1614} Prime
Probably feminine of H1613; properly cypress resin; by analogy sulphur (as equally inflammable).
shall be scattered 2219
{2219} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2114); to toss about; by implication to diffuse, winnow.
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
his habitation. 5116
{5116} Prime
From H5115; (adjective) at home; hence (by implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men (residence), flocks (pasture), or wild animals (den).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:15

_ _ It — “Terror” shall haunt, etc., and not as Umbreit, “another,” which the last clause of the verse disproves.

_ _ none of his — It is his no longer.

_ _ brimstone — probably comparing the calamity of Job by the “fire of God” (Job 1:16) to the destruction of guilty Sodom by fire and brimstone (Genesis 19:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:11-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 18:15

It — Destruction, expressed Job 18:12, shall fix its abode with him. Because — Because it is none of his own, being got from others by deceit or violence. Brimstone — It shall be utterly destroyed, as it were, by fire and brimstone. He seems to allude both to the destruction of Sodom, which happened not long before these times, and to the judgment which befel Job, Job 1:16.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 18:15

It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: (l) brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

(l) Though all the world would favour him, yet God would destroy him and his.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 18:12-13 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side. ... It shall devour the strength of his skin: [even] the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.


Job 20:18-21 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it] down: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [therein]. ... There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
Job 31:38-39 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; ... If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
Jeremiah 22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; [that] useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
Habakkuk 2:6-11 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth [that which is] not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay! ... For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.


Genesis 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Deuteronomy 29:23 [And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
Psalms 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: [this shall be] the portion of their cup.
Isaiah 34:9-10 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. ... It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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Gn 19:24. Dt 29:23. Jb 18:12; 20:18; 31:38. Ps 11:6. Is 34:9. Jr 22:13. Hab 2:6. Zc 5:4. Rv 19:20; 21:8.

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