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Job 31:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For it is a fire that consumeth unto Destruction, And would root out all mine increase.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would root out all my increase.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely, a fire, had that been, which, unto destruction, would have consumed, and, of all mine increase, had it torn up the root.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a fire it [is], to destruction it consumeth, And among all mine increase doth take root,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would roote out all mine encrease.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For it is a fire burning on every side, and whomsoever it attacks, it utterly destroys.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] a fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
[that] consumeth 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
destruction, 11
{0011} Prime
אֲבַדּוֹן
'abaddown
{ab-ad-done'}
Intensively from H0006; abstractly a perishing; concretely Hades.
and would root out 8327
{8327} Prime
שָׁרַשׁ
sharash
{shaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to root, that is, strike into the soil, or (by implication) to pluck from it.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
mine increase. 8393
{8393} Prime
תְּבוּאָה
t@buw'ah
{teb-oo-aw'}
From H0935; income, that is, produce (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:9-12.


Job 31:12

_ _ (Proverbs 6:27-35; Proverbs 8:6-23, Proverbs 8:26, Proverbs 8:27). No crime more provokes God to send destruction as a consuming fire; none so desolates the soul.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:12

Destruction — Lust is a fire in the soul; it consumes all that is good there, the convictions, the comforts; and lays the conscience waste. It consumes the body, consumes the substance, roots out all the increase. It kindles the fire of God's wrath, which if not quenched by the blood of Christ, will burn to the lowest hell.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:12

For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth (h) to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

(h) He shows that although man neglects the punishment of adultery, yet the wrath of God will never cease till such are destroyed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Jeremiah 5:7-9 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by [them that are] no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses. ... Shall I not visit for these [things]? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
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Pv 3:33; 6:27. Jr 5:7. Mal 3:5. He 13:4.

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