Job 15:28
New International Version
he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.

New Living Translation
But their cities will be ruined. They will live in abandoned houses that are ready to tumble down.

English Standard Version
and has lived in desolate cities, in houses that none should inhabit, which were ready to become heaps of ruins;

Berean Study Bible
he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become rubble.

King James Bible
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

New King James Version
He dwells in desolate cities, In houses which no one inhabits, Which are destined to become ruins.

New American Standard Bible
“He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.

NASB 1995
“He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.

NASB 1977
“And he has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.

Amplified Bible
And he has lived in desolate [God-forsaken] cities, In houses which no one should inhabit, Which were destined to become heaps [of ruins];

Christian Standard Bible
he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble.

American Standard Version
And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he settled desolate cities that are uninhabited and is prepared for battle

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let him lodge in desolate cities, and enter into houses without inhabitant: and what they have prepared, others shall carry away.

Contemporary English Version
but they will live in the ruins of deserted towns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath dwelt in desolate cities, and in desert houses that are reduced into heaps.

English Revised Version
And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, in houses which no man inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

Good News Translation
They are the ones who captured cities and seized houses whose owners had fled, but war will destroy those cities and houses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He lives in ruined cities where no one dwells, in houses that are doomed to be piles of rubble.

International Standard Version
He will live in devastated towns, in abandoned houses that are about to become heaps of rubble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man would inhabit, Which were ready to become heaps.

Literal Standard Version
And he inhabits cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.

NET Bible
he lived in ruined towns and in houses where no one lives, where they are ready to crumble into heaps.

New Heart English Bible
He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

World English Bible
He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

Young's Literal Translation
And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
27Though his face is covered with fat and his waistline bulges with flesh, 28he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become rubble. 29He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure. His possessions will not overspread the land.…

Cross References
Job 3:14
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves cities now in ruins,

Isaiah 5:8
Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field until no place is left and you live alone in the land.

Isaiah 5:9
I heard the LORD of Hosts declare: "Surely many houses will become desolate, great mansions left unoccupied.


Treasury of Scripture

And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps.

desolate

Job 3:14
With kings and counsellers of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;

Job 18:15
It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.

Isaiah 5:8-10
Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! …

which are ready

Jeremiah 9:11
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 26:18
Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.

Jeremiah 51:37
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.









(28) Which are ready to become heaps.--This completes the description of the haughty tyrant. He dwelt in cities that are to be desolate, or that are desolate, which are ready to become heaps. This may point either to what they were in his intention, or to what he had made them, or to what, in the opinion of the speaker, they were likely to become, notwithstanding his having fortified and dwelt in them.

Verse 28. - And he dwelleth in desolate cities. Blot only was he sensual and gluttenous, but he was covetous and rapacious also. He dwelt in cities which his hand had desolated - in houses which no man inhabiteth - since he had driven their owners from them - and which were ready to become heaps, i.e. were in a ruinous condition.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
he will dwell
וַיִּשְׁכּ֤וֹן ׀ (way·yiš·kō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in ruined
נִכְחָד֗וֹת (niḵ·ḥā·ḏō·wṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

cities,
עָ֘רִ֤ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

in abandoned
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

houses
בָּ֭תִּים (bāt·tîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

destined
הִתְעַתְּד֣וּ (hiṯ·‘at·tə·ḏū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6257: To be ready

to crumble.
לְגַלִּֽים׃ (lə·ḡal·lîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1530: Something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water


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