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Job 31:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For what is the portion from God above, And the heritage from the Almighty on high?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For what portion of God [is there] from above? and [what] inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For what portion of God [is there] from above? and [what] inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For what would have been [my] portion of +God from above, and what the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or what would have been my portion of GOD from above? Or what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And what [is] the portion of God from above? And the inheritance of the Mighty from the heights?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For what portion of God is there from aboue? and [what] inheritance of the Almighty from on high?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Now what portion has God given from above? and is there an inheritance [given] of the Mighty One from the highest?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For what portion of Eloah [is there] from above? and [what] inheritance of Shadday from on high?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For what x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
portion 2506
{2506} Prime
חֵלֶק
cheleq
{khay'-lek}
From H2505; properly smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment.
of lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
אֱלוֹהַּ
'elowahh
{el-o'-ah}
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
[is there] from above? 4605
{4605} Prime
מַעַל
ma`al
{mah'-al}
From H5927; properly the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and [what] inheritance 5159
{5159} Prime
נַחֲלָה
nachalah
{nakh-al-aw'}
From H5157 (in its usual sense); properly something inherited, that is, (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion.
of adday שַׁדַּי 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
from on high? 4791
{4791} Prime
מָרוֹם
marowm
{maw-rome'}
From H7311; altitude, that is, concretely (an elevated place), abstractly (elevation), fig (elation), or adverbial (aloft).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:1-4.


Job 31:2

_ _ Had I let my senses tempt me to sin, “what portion (would there have been to me, that is, must I have expected) from (literally, of) God above, and what inheritance from (literally, of) the Almighty,” etc. [Maurer] (Job 20:29; Job 27:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:2

For — What recompence may be expected from God for those who do otherwise. Above — How secretly soever unchaste persons carry the matter, so that men cannot reprove them, yet there is one who stands upon an higher place, whence he seeth in what manner they act.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 20:29 This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
Job 27:13 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
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Jb 20:29; 27:13. He 13:4.

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