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Job 31:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then let my wife grind unto another, And let others bow down upon her.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Then] let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— May my wife grind for another, And let others kneel down over her.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Then] let my wife grind to another, and let others bow down upon her.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let my wife, grind to another, and, over her, let others bend!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Grind to another let my wife, And over her let others bend.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let my wife be the harlot of another, and let other men lie with her.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then let my wife grind vnto another, and let others bow downe vpon her.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— then let my wife also please another, and let my children be brought low.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Then] let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Then] let my wife 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
grind 2912
{2912} Prime
טָחַן
tachan
{taw-khan'}
A primitive root; to grind meal; hence to be a concubine (that being their employment).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto another, 312
{0312} Prime
אַחֵר
'acher
{akh-air'}
From H0309; properly hinder; generally next, other, etc.
and let others 312
{0312} Prime
אַחֵר
'acher
{akh-air'}
From H0309; properly hinder; generally next, other, etc.
bow down 3766
{3766} Prime
כָּרַע
kara`
{kaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to bend the knee; by implication to sink, to prostrate.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
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.
her.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:9-12.


Job 31:10

_ _ grind — turn the handmill. Be the most abject slave and concubine (Isaiah 47:2; 2 Samuel 12:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:10

Then — Not as if Job desired this; but that if God should give up his wife to such wickedness, he should acknowledge his justice in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:10

[Then] let my wife (g) grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

(g) Let her be made a slave.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
grind:

Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that [is] behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
Matthew 24:41 Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

and let:

2 Samuel 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give [them] unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, [and] their fields to them that shall inherit [them]: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Hosea 4:13-14 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof [is] good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery. ... I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people [that] doth not understand shall fall.
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Ex 11:5. 2S 12:11. Is 47:2. Jr 8:10. Ho 4:13. Mt 24:41.

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