Job 31:25
New International Version
if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

New Living Translation
Have I gloated about my wealth and all that I own?

English Standard Version
if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant or because my hand had found much,

Berean Study Bible
if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,

King James Bible
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

New King James Version
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gained much;

New American Standard Bible
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had obtained so much;

NASB 1995
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;

NASB 1977
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;

Amplified Bible
If I gloated and rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my [powerful] hand [alone] had obtained so much,

Christian Standard Bible
if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great or because my own hand has acquired so much,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great or because my own hand has acquired so much,

American Standard Version
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I was rejoicing when my property increased and when my hands found much

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and if too I rejoiced when my wealth was abundant, and if too I laid my hand on innumerable treasures:

Contemporary English Version
or taken pride in owning many possessions. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much.

English Revised Version
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

Good News Translation
or taken pride in my wealth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I enjoyed being very rich because my hand had found great [wealth]....

International Standard Version
if I've found joy in great wealth that I own, if I've earned a lot with my own hands,

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gotten much;

Literal Standard Version
If I rejoice because my wealth [is] great, And because my hand has found abundance,

NET Bible
if I have rejoiced because of the extent of my wealth, or because of the great wealth my hand had gained,

New Heart English Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

World English Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

Young's Literal Translation
If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
24If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security, 25if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much, 26if I have beheld the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor,…

Cross References
Job 1:3
and he owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. Job was the greatest man of all the people of the East.

Job 1:10
Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Job 22:24
and consign your gold to the dust and the gold of Ophir to the stones of the ravines,

Psalm 62:10
Place no trust in extortion, or false hope in stolen goods. If your riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Isaiah 39:2
And Hezekiah welcomed the envoys gladly and showed them what was in his treasure house--the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, as well as his entire armory--all that was found in his storehouses. There was nothing in his palace or in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Ezekiel 28:5
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has grown proud because of it.


Treasury of Scripture

If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

rejoiced

Esther 5:11
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Proverbs 23:5
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Jeremiah 9:23
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

because

Deuteronomy 8:17,18
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth…

Isaiah 10:13,14
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: …

Daniel 4:30
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

gotten much.









Verse 25. - If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much. Job feels that it is wrong even to care greatly for wealth. He seems almost to anticipate the saying of St. Paul, that "covetousness is idolatry" (Colossians 3:5); and hence he passes on without pause from this sort of creature-worship to others common in his day (vers. 26, 27). which he likewise disclaims.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have rejoiced
אֶ֭שְׂמַח (’eś·maḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

in
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my great
רַ֣ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

wealth
חֵילִ֑י (ḥê·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

because
וְכִֽי־ (wə·ḵî-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my hand
יָדִֽי׃ (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

had gained
מָצְאָ֥ה (mā·ṣə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

so much,
כַ֝בִּ֗יר (ḵab·bîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3524: Great, mighty, much


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