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Job 31:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then let me sow, and let another eat; Yea, let the produce of my field be rooted out.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Then] let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let me sow and another eat, And let my crops be uprooted.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Then] let me sow, and let another eat; yes, let my offspring be rooted out.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let me sow, and another eat; and let mine offspring be rooted out.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let me sow but, another, eat. And let, what I have springing up, be uprooted!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Let me sow—and another eat, And my products let be rooted out.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then let me sow and let another reap: and let my offspring be rooted out.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Then] let mee sow, and let another eate, yea let my off-spring be rooted out.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— then let me sow, and let others eat; and let me be uprooted on the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Then] let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Then] let me sow, 2232
{2232} Prime
זָרַע
zara`
{zaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and let another 312
{0312} Prime
אַחֵר
'acher
{akh-air'}
From H0309; properly hinder; generally next, other, etc.
eat; 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
yea, let my offspring 6631
{6631} Prime
צֶאֱצָא
tse'etsa'
{tseh-ets-aw'}
From H3318; issue, that is, produce, children.
be rooted 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.
z8792
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 31:8

_ _ Apodosis to Job 31:5, Job 31:7; the curses which he imprecates on himself, if he had done these things (Leviticus 26:16; Amos 9:14; Psalms 128:2).

_ _ offspring — rather, “what I plant,” my harvests.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 31:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 31:8

Increase — All my plants, and fruits, and improvements.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 31:8

[Then] let me sow, and let another (f) eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

(f) According to the curse of the law, (Deuteronomy 28:33).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
let me:

Job 5:5 Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
Job 24:6 They reap [every one] his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
Leviticus 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Deuteronomy 28:30-33 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. ... The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
Deuteronomy 28:38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; for the locust shall consume it.
Deuteronomy 28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which [also] shall not leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
Judges 6:3-6 And [so] it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; ... And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.
Micah 6:15 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

let my:

Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither [is there] any to deliver [them].
Job 15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
Job 18:19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
Psalms 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
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Lv 26:16. Dt 28:30, 38, 51. Jg 6:3. Jb 5:4, 5; 15:30; 18:19; 24:6. Ps 109:13. Mi 6:15.

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