Job 16:18
New International Version
"Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest!

New Living Translation
“O earth, do not conceal my blood. Let it cry out on my behalf.

English Standard Version
“O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place.

Berean Study Bible
O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.

New American Standard Bible
"O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.

New King James Version
“O earth, do not cover my blood, And let my cry have no resting place!

King James Bible
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

Christian Standard Bible
Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help find no resting place.

Contemporary English Version
If I should die, I beg the earth not to cover my cry for justice.

Good News Translation
O Earth, don't hide the wrongs done to me! Don't let my call for justice be silenced!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help find no resting place.

International Standard Version
"Listen, earth! Don't cover my blood, for my outcry has no place to rest.

NET Bible
"O earth, do not cover my blood, nor let there be a secret place for my cry.

New Heart English Bible
"Earth, do not cover my blood. Let my cry have no place to rest.

A Faithful Version
Oh, earth, do not cover my blood, and let not my cry have a resting place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Earth, don't cover my blood. Don't ever let my cry [for justice] be stopped.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no resting-place.

New American Standard 1977
“O earth, do not cover my blood, And let there be no resting place for my cry.

King James 2000 Bible
O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry have no place.

American King James Version
O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

American Standard Version
O earth, cover not thou my blood, And let my cry have no resting -place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet there was no injustice in my hands, and my prayer is pure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O earth, cover not thou my blood, neither let my cry find a hiding place in thee.

Darby Bible Translation
O earth, cover not my blood, and let there be no place for my cry!

English Revised Version
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no resting place.

Webster's Bible Translation
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.

World English Bible
"Earth, don't cover my blood. Let my cry have no place to rest.

Young's Literal Translation
O earth, do not thou cover my blood! And let there not be a place for my cry.
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
17yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure. 18O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.19Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high.…
Cross References
Job 16:17
yet my hands are free of violence and my prayer is pure.

Job 16:19
Even now my witness is in heaven, and my advocate is on high!

Psalm 119:169
May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.

Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the LORD is coming out of His dwelling to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will reveal her bloodshed and no longer conceal her slain.

Treasury of Scripture

O earth, cover not you my blood, and let my cry have no place.

O earth

Jeremiah 22:29
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

cover not

Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Nehemiah 4:5
And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.

Isaiah 26:21
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

let my cry

Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?

Psalm 66:18,19
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: …

Isaiah 1:15
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.









Lexicon
O earth,
אֶ֭רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

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

cover
תְּכַסִּ֣י (tə·ḵas·sî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

my blood;
דָמִ֑י (ḏā·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

may my cry for help
לְזַעֲקָתִֽי׃ (lə·za·‘ă·qā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2201: A shriek, outcry

never
וְֽאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

be
יְהִ֥י (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

laid to rest.
מָ֝ק֗וֹם (mā·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
(18) Let my cry have no place.--That is, "Let there be no place in the wide earth where my cry shall not reach: let it have no resting place: let it fill the whole wide earth."

Verse 18. - O earth, cover not thou my blood! There was a widespread belief in the ancient world that innocent blood, spilt upon the ground, cried to God for vengeance, and remained a dark blot upon the earth till it was avenged, or until it was covered up. Job apostrophizes the earth, and be-seethes it not to cover up his blood when he dies, as he expects to do, shortly. And let my cry have no place; i.e. let it have no hiding-place, but fill earth and heaven. Let it continue to be heard until it is answered.
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