Job 15:19
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New International Version
(to whom alone the land was given when no foreigners moved among them):

New Living Translation
from those to whom the land was given long before any foreigners arrived.

English Standard Version
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them).

New American Standard Bible
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.

King James Bible
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

Christian Standard Bible
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

Contemporary English Version
Those who gained such insights also gained the land, and they were not influenced by foreign teachings.

Good News Translation
Their land was free from foreigners; there was no one to lead them away from God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the land was given to them alone when no foreigner passed among them.

International Standard Version
To them alone was the land given, when no invader passed through their midst.

NET Bible
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

New Heart English Bible
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The land was given to them alone, and no stranger passed through their land.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them.

New American Standard 1977
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

King James 2000 Bible
Unto whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them.

American King James Version
To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

American Standard Version
Unto whom alone the land was given, And no stranger passed among them):

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger hath passed among them.

Darby Bible Translation
Unto whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

English Revised Version
Unto whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them:)

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom alone the earth was given, and no stranger passed among them.

World English Bible
to whom alone the land was given, and no stranger passed among them):

Young's Literal Translation
To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst:
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
18What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers, 19To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them. 20"The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.…
Cross References
Job 15:18
What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,

Job 15:20
"The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.
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Verse 19. - Unto whom alone the earth was given. The reference is clearly to a very remote time, when men were comparatively few, and lived in quiet possession of their own lands, undisturbed by invasions, wars, or struggles for territory. Professor Lee thinks that the times immediately after, and even those before, the Flood are glanced at; while Schultens regards Eliphaz as alluding to the first settlements of the Joktanidae in Arabia. In either case, the passage tells in favour or, and not against, the antiquity of the Book of Job, since it marks the composer as "living at a time when the memory of an age of patriarchal simplicity was yet fresh in men's minds" (Canon Cook). And no stranger passed among them. Races were not mixed up one with another, and so the purity of primitive doctrine remained undisturbed. Unto whom alone the earth was given,.... Who were intrusted with the government of whole kingdoms and nations; and therefore not mean men, but persons of great consequence, and to be credited; being such as were appointed by God, and by him put into such an high office, for which they were qualified by him; and being observed to be such by men, were made choice of by them to take the government of them: this is not to be restrained to the land of Canaan, and to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to whom it was given, and to their posterity; and who it is very probable at this time did not yet enjoy it; but it respects more and larger tracts of land, and the rulers of them, and at a greater distance of time, and very likely Noah and his sons, to whom the whole earth was given, and by whom it was replenished, and among whom it was divided; this seems opposed to what Job had said, Job 9:24;

and no stranger passed among them; either there was no wicked man among them, a stranger to God and godliness; or an enemy that invaded them, passed through them, disturbed and dispossessed them of their power and substance; which shows how wise and good men are regarded by the Lord, and not distressed and afflicted as wicked men be; as well as serves to strengthen the credit of their character, and the report received and derived from them by tradition, and tacitly glances at Job's distress and disturbance by the Chaldeans and Sabeans; next follows the account of the things either seen by Eliphaz, or handed down from such credible persons now described. 19. Eliphaz speaks like a genuine Arab when he boasts that his ancestors had ever possessed the land unmixed with foreigners [Umbreit]. His words are intended to oppose Job's (Job 9:24); "the earth" in their case was not "given into the hand of the wicked." He refers to the division of the earth by divine appointment (Ge 10:5; 25:32). Also he may insinuate that Job's sentiments had been corrupted from original purity by his vicinity to the Sabeans and Chaldeans [Rosenmuller].15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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