Job 15:31
New International Version
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.

New Living Translation
Let them no longer fool themselves by trusting in empty riches, for emptiness will be their only reward.

English Standard Version
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment.

Berean Study Bible
Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward.

King James Bible
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

New King James Version
Let him not trust in futile things, deceiving himself, For futility will be his reward.

New American Standard Bible
“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For his reward will be emptiness.

NASB 1995
“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

NASB 1977
“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Amplified Bible
“Let him not trust in vanity (emptiness, futility) and be led astray; For emptiness will be his reward [for such living].

Christian Standard Bible
Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

American Standard Version
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he should not believe the lie of the Deceiver, because his growth was in vain

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let him not think that he shall endure; for his end shall be vanity.

Contemporary English Version
They have put their trust in something worthless; now they will become worthless

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not believe, being vainly deceived by error, that he may be redeemed with any price.

English Revised Version
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Good News Translation
If they are foolish enough to trust in evil, then evil will be their reward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He shouldn't trust in worthless things and deceive himself because he will get worthless things in return.

International Standard Version
Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

Literal Standard Version
Do not let him put credence in vanity, He has been deceived, For vanity is his exchange.

NET Bible
Let him not trust in what is worthless, deceiving himself; for worthlessness will be his reward.

New Heart English Bible
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

World English Bible
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

Young's Literal Translation
Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
30He will not escape from the darkness; the flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God’s mouth will carry him away. 31Let him not deceive himself with trust in emptiness, for emptiness will be his reward. 32It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not flourish.…

Cross References
Job 4:8
As I have observed, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same.

Job 31:5
If I have walked in falsehood or my foot has rushed to deceit,

Job 35:13
Surely God does not listen to empty pleas, and the Almighty does not take note of it.

Proverbs 24:20
For the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished.

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. His deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.


Treasury of Scripture

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

not him

Job 12:16
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Isaiah 44:20
He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Galatians 6:3,7
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself…

trust

Psalm 62:10
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

for vanity

Job 4:8
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Proverbs 22:8
He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Isaiah 17:10,11
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: …









(31) Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity.--Or, Let him not trust in vanity deceiving himself. (Comp. James 1:26; 1Samuel 12:21.)

Verse 31. - Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity; rather, let him not trust in vanity (or, in falsehood)' deceiving himself (see the Revised Version). All the supports and stays of the wicked are vanity - unsubstantial, futile, utterly vain and useless. It is only a man who "deceives himself" that can trust in them. For vanity shall be his recompense. Such as do so trust gain nothing by it; they sow vanity and reap vanity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let him not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

deceive himself
נִתְעָ֑ה (niṯ·‘āh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

with trust
יַאֲמֵ֣ן (ya·’ă·mên)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

in emptiness,
בַּשָּׁ֣יו (baš·šāw)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

for
כִּי־ (kî·šā-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

emptiness
שָׁ֝֗וְא (w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

will be
תִּהְיֶ֥ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

his reward.
תְמוּרָתֽוֹ׃ (ṯə·mū·rā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8545: Barter, compensation


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