Job 21:29
New International Version
Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts--

New Living Translation
But ask those who have been around, and they will tell you the truth.

English Standard Version
Have you not asked those who travel the roads, and do you not accept their testimony

Berean Study Bible
Have you never asked those who travel the roads? Do you not accept their reports?

King James Bible
Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,

New King James Version
Have you not asked those who travel the road? And do you not know their signs?

New American Standard Bible
“Have you not asked travelers, And do you not examine their evidence?

NASB 1995
"Have you not asked wayfaring men, And do you not recognize their witness?

NASB 1977
“Have you not asked wayfaring men, And do you not recognize their witness?

Amplified Bible
“Have you not asked those who travel this way, And do you not recognize their witness?

Christian Standard Bible
Have you never consulted those who travel the roads? Don’t you accept their reports?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you never consulted those who travel the roads? Don't you accept their reports?

American Standard Version
Have ye not asked wayfaring men? And do ye not know their evidences,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For have you not asked passersby of the road, and have you not perceived their signs?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ask those that go by the way, and do not disown their tokens.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone, near and far, agrees

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ask any one of them that go by the way, and you shall perceive that he knoweth these same things.

English Revised Version
Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens?

Good News Translation
Haven't you talked with people who travel? Don't you know the reports they bring back?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Haven't you asked travelers? But you didn't pay attention to their directions.

International Standard Version
Haven't you asked travelers on the highway? Don't you accept their word

JPS Tanakh 1917
Have ye not asked them that go by the way; And will ye misdeem their tokens,

Literal Standard Version
Have you not asked those passing by the way? And do you not know their signs?

NET Bible
Have you never questioned those who travel the roads? Do you not recognize their accounts--

New Heart English Bible
Haven't you asked wayfaring men? Do you not know their evidences,

World English Bible
Haven't you asked wayfaring men? Don't you know their evidences,

Young's Literal Translation
Have ye not asked those passing by the way? And their signs do ye not know?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
28For you say, ‘Where now is the nobleman’s house, and where are the tents in which the wicked dwell?’ 29Have you never asked those who travel the roads? Do you not accept their reports? 30Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, delivered from the day of wrath.…

Cross References
Job 21:28
For you say, 'Where now is the nobleman's house, and where are the tents in which the wicked dwell?'

Job 21:30
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of calamity, delivered from the day of wrath.


Treasury of Scripture

Have you not asked them that go by the way? and do you not know their tokens,

go by

Psalm 129:8
Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD be upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.









(29) Their tokens--i.e., the marks and evidences of their experience, and the conclusions at which they had arrived.

Verse 29. - Have ye not asked them that go by the way? Job refers his opponents to the first comer (τὸν ἐπιόντα) - the merest passer-by. Let them ask his opinion, and see if he does not consider that, as a general rule, the wicked prosper. And do ye not know their tokens? or, their observations; i.e. the conclusions to which they have come upon the subject from their own observation and experience.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Have you never
הֲלֹ֣א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

asked
שְׁ֭אֶלְתֶּם (’el·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

those who travel
ע֣וֹבְרֵי (‘ō·wḇ·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the roads?
דָ֑רֶךְ (ḏā·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

Do you not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

accept
תְנַכֵּֽרוּ׃ (ṯə·nak·kê·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5234: To regard, recognize

their reports?
וְ֝אֹתֹתָ֗ם (wə·’ō·ṯō·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence


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