Job 19:29
New International Version
you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment."

New Living Translation
You should fear punishment yourselves, for your attitude deserves punishment. Then you will know that there is indeed a judgment.”

English Standard Version
be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishment of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.”

Berean Study Bible
then you should fear the sword yourselves, because wrath brings punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.”

King James Bible
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

New King James Version
Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment.”

New American Standard Bible
Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment.”

NASB 1995
"Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment."

NASB 1977
Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment.”

Amplified Bible
Then beware and be afraid of the sword [of divine vengeance] for yourselves, For wrathful are the punishments of that sword, So that you may know there is judgment.”

Christian Standard Bible
then be afraid of the sword, because wrath brings punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then be afraid of the sword, because wrath brings punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.

American Standard Version
Be ye afraid of the sword: For wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, That ye may know there is a judgment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Save yourselves from before the sword, because the wrath of sins is a sword, so that you will know there is a judgment!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do ye also beware of deceit: for wrath will come upon transgressors; and then shall they know where their substance is.

Contemporary English Version
But watch out for the judgment, when God will punish you!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Flee then from the face of the sword, for the sword is the revenger of iniquities: and know ye that there is judgment.

English Revised Version
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Good News Translation
But now, be afraid of the sword--the sword that brings God's wrath on sin, so that you will know there is one who judges.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fear death, because [your anger] is punishable by death. Then you will know there is a judge."

International Standard Version
Make sure that you remain wary of God's sword, for God's wrath brings with it the sword of punishment, by which you'll know there's a judgment."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be ye afraid of the sword; For wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, That ye may know there is a judgment.

Literal Standard Version
Be afraid because of the sword, "" For the punishments of the sword [are] furious, "" That you may know that [there is] a judgment.”

NET Bible
Fear the sword yourselves, for wrath brings the punishment by the sword, so that you may know that there is judgment."

New Heart English Bible
Be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment."

World English Bible
be afraid of the sword, for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment."

Young's Literal Translation
Be ye afraid because of the sword, For furious are the punishments of the sword, That ye may know that there is a judgment.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
28If you say, ‘Let us persecute him, since the root of the matter lies with him,’ 29then you should fear the sword yourselves, because wrath brings punishment by the sword, so that you may know there is a judgment.”

Cross References
Job 15:22
He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword.

Job 20:1
Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

Job 22:4
Is it for your reverence that He rebukes you and enters into judgment against you?

Psalm 1:5
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

Psalm 9:7
But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God will bring every deed into judgment, along with every hidden thing, whether good or evil.


Treasury of Scripture

Be you afraid of the sword: for wrath brings the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment.

ye afraid

Job 13:7-11
Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? …

Romans 13:1-4
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God…

that ye may

Psalm 58:10,11
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked…

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

Matthew 7:1,2
Judge not, that ye be not judged…









(29) Be ye afraid . . .--Job threatens his friends with that condign punishment of which they regarded him as a conspicuous example.

Verse 29. - Be ye afraid of the sword; i.e. "the sword of God's justice, which will assuredly smite you if you persecute an innocent man." For wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword; rather, for wrath is among the transgressions of the sward; i e. among the transgressions for which the sword is the fit punishment. It is "wrath" which leads Job's "comforters" to Persecute him. That ye may know there is a judgment; or, so that ye will know there is a judgment When the blow comes upon them they will recognize that it has come upon them on account of their ill treatment of their friend.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then you should fear
גּ֤וּרוּ (gū·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

the sword
חֶ֗רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

yourselves,
לָכֶ֨ם ׀ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

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

wrath
חֵ֭מָה (ḥê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2534: Heat, anger, poison

brings punishment
עֲוֺנ֣וֹת (‘ă·wō·nō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

by the sword,
חָ֑רֶב (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

so that
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

you may know
תֵּדְע֣וּן (tê·ḏə·‘ūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 3045: To know

[there is] a judgment.”
שַׁדּֽוּן׃ (šad·dūn)
Pronoun - relative | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1779: Judgement, strife


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