English Standard Version
He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.
King James Bible
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
American Standard Version
Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness.
Therefore he shall set thee at large out of the narrow mouth, and which hath no foundation under it : and the rest of thy table shall be full of fatness.
English Revised Version
Yea, he would have led thee away out of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which is set on thy table should be full of fatness.
Webster's Bible Translation
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table would be full of fatness.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
8 And if they are bound with chains,
Holden in cords of affliction:
9 Then He declareth to them their doing
And their transgressions, that they have been vainglorious;
10 Then He openeth their ear to warning,
And commandeth them to turn from iniquity.
The subj. is in no case the רשׁעים (Hahn), but the צדיקים, or those who are as susceptible to discipline as it is needful to them, just as in Psalm 107, which in general presents many instances for an extensive comparison with the speeches of Elihu. The chains, Job 36:8, are meant literally, and the bands, Job 36:8, figuratively; the Psalmist couples both in אסירי עני וברזל, Psalm 107:10. The conclusion begins with Job 36:9, and is repeated in another application, Job 36:10. פּעל in the sense of maleficium, as Arab. fa‛alat, recalls מעשׂה, facinus, Job 33:17. כּי, Job 36:9, as in Job 36:10, an objective quod. It is not translated, however, quod invaluerint (Rosenm.), which is opposed to the most natural sense of the Hithpa., but according to Job 15:25 : quod sese extulerint. מוּסר, παιδεία, disciplina, interchanges here with the more rare מסר used in Job 33:16; there we have already also met with the phrase גּלה אזן, to uncover the ear, i.e., to open. אמר כּי corresponds to the Arab. amara an (bi-an), to command that. The fundamental thought of Elihu here once again comes unmistakeably to view: the sufferings of the righteous are well-meant chastisements, which are to wean them from the sins into which through carnal security they have fallen - a warning from God to penitence, designed to work their good.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that which should be set on thy table. Heb. the rest of thy table. full
"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.
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