Job 31:2
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English Standard Version
What would be my portion from God above and my heritage from the Almighty on high?

King James Bible
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

American Standard Version
For what is the portion from God above, And the heritage from the Almighty on high?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what part should God from above have in me, and what inheritance the Almighty from on high?

English Revised Version
For what is the portion of God from above, and the heritage of the Almighty from on high?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The further progress of the thoughts seems to be well carried out only by our rendering of Job 30:24. The manifestation of feeling - Job means to say - which he himself felt at the misfortune of others, will be still permitted to him in his own misfortune, the seeking of compassion from the sympathising: or have I not wept for the hard of day? i.e., him whose lot in life is hard (comp. Arab. qası̂y, durus, miser); did not my soul grieve for the needy? Here, also, לא from Job 30:25 continues its effect (comp. Job 3:10; Job 28:17); עגם is ἅπ. γεγρ., of like signification with אגם, whence אגם Isaiah 19:10, אגמה (sadness) b. Mod katan 14b, Arab. agima, to feel disgust. If the relation of Job 30:25 to Job 30:24 is confirmatory, Job 30:26 and what follows refers directly to Job 30:24 : he who felt sympathy with the sufferings of others will nevertheless dare in his own affliction to stretch out his hand for help in the face of certain ruin, and pour forth his pain in lamentation; for his affliction is in reality inexpressibly great: he hoped for good (for the future from his prosperous condition, in which he rejoiced),

(Note: lxx Aldina: ἐγὼ δὲ ἀπέχων ἀγαθοῖς, which Zwingli rightly corrects ἐπέχων (Codd. Vat., Alex., and Sinait.).)

then came evil; and if I waited for light, deep darkness came. Ewald (232, h) regards ואיחלה as contracted from ואיחלה, but this shortening of the vowel is a pure impossibility. The former signifies rather καὶ ἤλπιζον or ἐβουλόμην ἐλπίζειν, the latter καὶ ἤλπισα, and that cohortative fut. logically forms a hypothetical antecedent, exactly like Job 19:18, if I desire to rise (אקומה), they speak against me (vid., Ew. 357, b). In feverish heat and anxiety his bowels were set boiling (רתח as Job 41:23, comp. Talmud. רתחן, a hot-headed fellow), and rested not (from this boiling). The accentuation Tarcha, Mercha, and Athnach is here incorrect; instead of Athnach, Rebia mugrasch is required. Days of affliction came upon him (קדּם as Psalm 18:6), viz., as a hostile power cutting off the previous way of his prosperity.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to 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 honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Cross References
Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD."

Job 16:19
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high.

Job 20:29
This is the wicked man's portion from God, the heritage decreed for him by God."

Job 21:17
"How often is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out? That their calamity comes upon them? That God distributes pains in his anger?

Job 25:2
"Dominion and fear are with God; he makes peace in his high heaven.

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