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Job 31:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If the men of my tent have not said, Who can find one that hath not been filled with his meat?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Have the men of my tent not said, ‘Who can find one who has not been satisfied with his meat’?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If the men of my tabernacle have not said, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If the men of my tent said not, Who shall find one that hath not been satisfied with his meat?—
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If the men of my household have not said, Oh for some of his flesh—we cannot get filled,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— If not—say ye, O men of my tent, 'O that we had of his flesh, we are not satisfied.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If the men of my tabernacle have not said: Who will give us of his flesh that we may be filled?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! wee cannot be satisfied.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And if too my handmaids have often said, Oh that we might be satisfied with his flesh; (whereas I was very kind:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x518
(0518) Complement
אִם
'im
{eem}
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
the men 4962
{4962} Prime
מַת
math
{math}
From the same as H4970; properly an adult (as of full length); by implication a man (only in the plural).
of my tabernacle 168
{0168} Prime
אֹהֶל
'ohel
{o'-hel}
From H0166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not, x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
Oh that x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
we had 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of his flesh! 1320
{1320} Prime
בָּשָׂר
basar
{baw-sawr'}
From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
we cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be satisfied. 7646
{7646} Prime
שָׂבַע
saba`
{saw-bah'}
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 31:31

_ _ That is, Job’s household said, Oh, that we had Job’s enemy to devour, we cannot rest satisfied till we have! But Job refrained from even wishing revenge (1 Samuel 26:8; 2 Samuel 16:9, 2 Samuel 16:10). So Jesus Christ (Luke 9:54, Luke 9:55). But, better (see Job 31:32), translated, “Who can show (literally, give) the man who was not satisfied with the flesh (meat) provided by Job?” He never let a poor man leave his gate without giving him enough to eat.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:24-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:31

If — My domesticks and familiar friends. His flesh — This is farther confirmation of Job's charitable disposition to his enemy. Although all who were daily conversant with him, and were witnesses of his and their carriage, were so zealous in Job's quarrel, that they protested they could eat their flesh, and could not be satisfied without. Yet he restrained both them and himself from executing vengeance upon them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:31

If the men of my (u) tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

(u) My servants moved me to be avenged of my enemy, yet I never wished him harm.

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the men:

1 Samuel 24:4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.
1 Samuel 24:10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and [some] bade [me] kill thee: but [mine eye] spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he [is] the LORD'S anointed.
1 Samuel 26:8 Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not [smite] him the second time.
2 Samuel 16:9-10 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. ... And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
2 Samuel 19:21-22 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S anointed? ... And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I [am] this day king over Israel?
Jeremiah 40:15-16 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know [it]: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish? ... But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael.
Luke 9:54-55 And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? ... But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luke 22:50-51 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. ... And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Oh:

Job 19:22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
Psalms 27:2 When the wicked, [even] mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalms 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
Proverbs 1:11-12 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: ... Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
Micah 3:2-3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; ... Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
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1S 24:4, 10; 26:8. 2S 16:9; 19:21. Jb 19:22. Ps 27:2; 35:25. Pv 1:11, 18. Jr 40:15. Mi 3:2. Lk 9:54; 22:50.

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