Job 31:30
New International Version
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by invoking a curse against their life—

New Living Translation
No, I have never sinned by cursing anyone or by asking for revenge.

English Standard Version
(I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse),

Berean Study Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse—

King James Bible
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

New King James Version
(Indeed I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for a curse on his soul);

New American Standard Bible
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

NASB 1995
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

NASB 1977
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse.

Amplified Bible
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By cursing my enemy and asking for his life.

Christian Standard Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

American Standard Version
(Yea, I have not suffered by mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse);

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have not yielded my mouth to sin and my soul has not asked for one of these things

Brenton Septuagint Translation
let then mine ear hear my curse, and let me be a byword among my people in my affliction.

Contemporary English Version
Neither have I sinned by asking God to send down on them the curse of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have not given my mouth to sin, by wishing a curse to his soul.

English Revised Version
(Yea, I suffered not my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse;)

Good News Translation
I never sinned by praying for their death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(even though I didn't speak sinfully by calling down a curse on his life)....

International Standard Version
No, I haven't allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, I suffered not my mouth to sin By asking his life with a curse.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, I have not permitted my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life.

NET Bible
I have not even permitted my mouth to sin by asking for his life through a curse--

New Heart English Bible
(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

World English Bible
(yes, I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking his life with a curse);

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, I have not suffered my mouth to sin, To ask with an oath his life.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job's Final Appeal
29If I have rejoiced in my enemy’s ruin, or exulted when evil befell him— 30I have not allowed my mouth to sin by asking for his life with a curse— 31if the men of my house have not said, ‘Who is there who has not had his fill?’—…

Cross References
Job 5:3
I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.

Psalm 7:4
if I have rewarded my ally with evil, if I have plundered my foe without cause,


Treasury of Scripture

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

have

Exodus 23:4,5
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again…

Matthew 5:43,44
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy…

Romans 12:14
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

mouth.

Ecclesiastes 5:2,6
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few…

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.









Verse 30. - Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul. Much less, Job means, have I gone beyond the thought to the word, and imprecated a curse upon him with my mouth, as the manner of most hen is towards their enemies (see 2 Samuel 16:5; 1 Samuel 17:43; Nehemiah 13:25; Psalm 109:28; Jeremiah 15:10, etc).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

allowed
נָתַ֣תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

my mouth
חִכִּ֑י (ḥik·kî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

to sin
לַחֲטֹ֣א (la·ḥă·ṭō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

by asking for
לִשְׁאֹ֖ל (liš·’ōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

his life
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

with a curse—
בְּאָלָ֣ה (bə·’ā·lāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 423: An imprecation


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