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Job 31:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And my heart hath been secretly enticed, And my mouth hath kissed my hand:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And my heart have been secretly enticed, so that my mouth kissed my hand:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And befooled secretly was my heart, so that my hand kissed my mouth,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And my heart is enticed in secret, And my hand doth kiss my mouth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And my heart in secret hath rejoiced, and I have kissed my hand with my mouth:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And my heart hath bene secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and if my heart was secretly deceived, and if I have laid my hand upon my mouth and kissed it:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And my heart 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
hath been secretly 5643
{5643} Prime
From H5641; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense).
enticed, 6601
{6601} Prime
A primitive root; to open, that is, be (causatively make) roomy; usually figuratively (in a mental or moral sense) to be (causatively make) simple or (in a sinister way) delude.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
or my mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
hath kissed 5401
{5401} Prime
A primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up; compare H2388 and H2836); to kiss, literally or figuratively (touch); also (as a mode of attachment), to equip with weapons.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my hand: 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 31:27

_ _ enticed — away from God to idolatry.

_ _ kissed ... hand — “adoration,” literally means this. In worshipping they used to kiss the hand, and then throw the kiss, as it were, towards the object of worship (1 Kings 19:18; Hosea 13:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:24-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:27

Kissed — In token of worship, whereof this was a sign.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:27

And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my (s) hand:

(s) If my own doings delighted me.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my heart:

Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
Deuteronomy 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which [is] as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Isaiah 44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Heb. my hand hath kissed my mouth,
1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, [and] idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
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Dt 11:16; 13:6. 1K 19:18. Ps 2:12. Is 44:20. Ho 13:2. Ro 1:21, 28.

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