Job 11:18
New International Version
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

New Living Translation
Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety.

English Standard Version
And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

Berean Study Bible
You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety.

King James Bible
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

New King James Version
And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.

New American Standard Bible
“Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

NASB 1995
“Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

NASB 1977
“Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.

Amplified Bible
“Then you would trust [with confidence], because there is hope; You would look around you and rest securely.

Christian Standard Bible
You will be confident, because there is hope. You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be confident, because there is hope. You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search about thee , and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will trust that there is hope and you will sleep and you will be rested

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt be confident, because thou hast hope; and peace shall dawn to thee from out of anxiety and care.

Contemporary English Version
You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt search about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Good News Translation
You will live secure and full of hope; God will protect you and give you rest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will feel confident because there's hope, and you will look around and rest in safety.

International Standard Version
You'll be secure, because there is hope; you'll see that you're at rest and safe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt look about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Literal Standard Version
And you have trusted because there is hope, And searched—in confidence you lie down,

NET Bible
And you will be secure, because there is hope; you will be protected and will take your rest in safety.

New Heart English Bible
You shall be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.

World English Bible
You shall be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast trusted because their is hope, And searched -- in confidence thou liest down,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
17Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning. 18You will be secure, because there is hope, and you will look around and lie down in safety. 19You will lie down without fear, and many will court your favor.…

Cross References
Job 11:17
Your life will be brighter than noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Job 11:19
You will lie down without fear, and many will court your favor.

Psalm 127:2
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for bread to eat--for He gives sleep to His beloved.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.

because

Job 6:11
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 7:6
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 22:27-29
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows…

thou shalt take

Leviticus 26:5,6
And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely…

Psalm 3:5
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Psalm 4:8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.









(18) Thou shalt dig about thee.--Rather, thou shalt look around or search about thee, and see that thou canst lie down in safety. (Comp. Joshua 2:2, and Job 39:29.) The same word means, indeed, to dig and to blush; but both meanings are incongruous and inadmissible here.

Verse 18. - And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope. Job, entering on this second period of prosperity, would be and feel secure; safe, i.e. from any return of calamity, because hope would once more animate him and be his predominant feeling. No doubt "hope springs eternal in the human breast;" and when Job's prosperity was actually restored (Job 42:12-16), these anticipations had their fulfilment; but, as uttered by Zophar, there is a ring of insincerity about them, and we cannot but feel that his object in expatiating at length on the details of Job's coming happiness is not to console and encourage his friend, but rather to annoy and exasperate him, since the entire basis on which he builds is the assumption of Job's heinous guilt (vers. 3, 6, 11, 14), and the prosperity which he promises is to follow upon an acknowledgment of guilt and a putting sway of iniquity (vers. 13, 14), which he knew that Job wholly repudiated. Yea, thou shalt dig about thee. So Schultens, who understands it to mean that Job shall dig a moat around his habitation, to make himself perfectly secure. The verb has, however, two other meanings - "to investigate" or "search out," and "to blush;" and it is taken here in each of these meanings by some critics. Our Revisers translate, "Yea, thou shalt search about thee;" and so Canon Cook and Professor Stanley Loathes. Rosenmuller, on the other hand, and Professor Lee render the words by "Though thou shouldst blush," or "be ashamed." It is difficult to decide between such high authorities; but the fast that Job uses the verb in the sense of "search," "look after," in Job 39:29, and does not elsewhere use it in either of the other senses, should incline us to accept the rendering of the Revised Version. And thou shalt take thy rest in safety; or, securely; i.e. with a sense of being in perfect security.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will be secure,
וּֽ֭בָטַחְתָּ (ū·ḇā·ṭaḥ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

because
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

there is
יֵ֣שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

hope,
תִּקְוָ֑ה (tiq·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8615: A cord, expectancy

and you will look around
וְ֝חָפַרְתָּ֗ (wə·ḥā·p̄ar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

and lie down
תִּשְׁכָּֽב׃ (tiš·kāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

in safety.
לָבֶ֥טַח (lā·ḇe·ṭaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 983: A place of refuge, safety, safely


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