Job 22:18
New International Version
Yet it was he who filled their houses with good things, so I stand aloof from the plans of the wicked.

New Living Translation
Yet he was the one who filled their homes with good things, so I will have nothing to do with that kind of thinking.

English Standard Version
Yet he filled their houses with good things— but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Berean Study Bible
But it was He who filled their houses with good things; so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.

King James Bible
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

New King James Version
Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

New American Standard Bible
“Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the advice of the wicked is far from me.

NASB 1995
"Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

NASB 1977
“Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Amplified Bible
“Yet He filled their houses with good things; But the counsel of the wicked and ungodly is far from me.

Christian Standard Bible
But it was he who filled their houses with good things. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it was He who filled their houses with good things. The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

American Standard Version
Yet he filled their houses with good things: But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he fills their households with blessing and the scheming of the evil was kept far from them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel for the wicked is far from him.

Contemporary English Version
although he had been kind to their families. The beliefs of these sinners are truly disgusting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereas he had filled their houses with good things: whose way of thinking be far from me.

English Revised Version
Yet he fired their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Good News Translation
And yet it was God who made them prosperous--I can't understand the thoughts of the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, he filled their homes with good things. (The plan of the wicked is foreign to my way of thinking.)

International Standard Version
"Though God fills their houses with good things, the counsel of the wicked will remain far from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet He filled their houses with good things-- But the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Literal Standard Version
And He has filled their houses [with] good (And the counsel of the wicked "" Has been far from me).

NET Bible
But it was he who filled their houses with good things--yet the counsel of the wicked was far from me.

New Heart English Bible
Yet he filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

World English Bible
Yet he filled their houses with good things, but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath filled their houses with good: (And the counsel of the wicked Hath been far from me.)

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
17They said to God, ‘Depart from us. What can the Almighty do to us?’ 18But it was He who filled their houses with good things; so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked. 19The righteous see it and are glad; the innocent mock them:…

Cross References
Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 12:6
The tents of robbers are safe, and those who provoke God are secure--those who carry their god in their hands.

Job 21:16
Still, their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stay far from the counsel of the wicked.


Treasury of Scripture

Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

he filled

Job 12:6
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.

1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

the counsel

Job 21:16
Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.









(18) Yet he filled their houses.--The bitterness of his irony now reaches its climax in that he adopts the very formula of repudiation Job had himself used (Job 14:16).

Verse 18. - Yet he filled their houses with good things. The "he" is emphatic (הוּא). Translate, Yet it was he that filled their houses with good things; and comp. Job 21:16, where the prosperity of the wicked is said not to have proceeded from themselves. But the counsel of the wicked is far from me; or, but let the counsel of the wicked be far from me. Again, Job's words in Job 21:16 are echoed, perhaps that Eliphaz may show himself to be at least as pious as Job.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But it was He
וְה֤וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

who filled
מִלֵּ֣א (mil·lê)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

their houses
בָתֵּיהֶ֣ם (ḇāt·tê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

with good things;
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

so I stay far
רָ֣חֲקָה (rā·ḥă·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7368: To be or become far or distant

from the counsel
וַעֲצַ֥ת (wa·‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the wicked.
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person


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