New American Standard Bible
"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.
King James Bible
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Darby Bible Translation
For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
World English Bible
For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
Young's Literal Translation
For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Job 15:34 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the congregation of hypocrites - The word rendered "congregation" here (עדה ‛êdâh) means properly an appointed meeting; a meeting convened by appointment or at stated times (from ידה yâdâh), and hence, an assembly of any kind. It is commonly applied to an assembly for public worship; but it may refer to a more private company - a family, or circle of friends, dependents, etc. It refers here, I suppose, to such a community that a man can get around him in his own dwelling - his family, servants, dependents, etc. The word rendered "hypocrites" (חנף chânêph) is in the singular number, and should be so rendered here. It does not mean that a worshipping assembly composed of hypocrites would be desolate - which may be true - but that the community which a man who is a hypocrite can gather around him shall be swept away. His children, his dependents, and his retinue of servants, shall be taken away from him, and he shall be left to solitude. Probably there was an allusion here to Job, who had been stripped in this manner; or at any rate the remark was one, if it were a quotation from the ancient sayings of the Arabians, which Job could not but regard as applied to himself.
And fire shall consume - This has all the appearance of being a proverb. The meaning is, that they who received a bribe would be certainly punished.
The tabernacles of bribery - The tents or dwellings of those who receive bribes, and who therefore are easily corrupted, and have no solid principles. There is probably an allusion here to Job; and no doubt Eliphaz meant to apply this severe remark to him. Job was a Sheik, an Emir, a head of a tribe, and, therefore, a magistrate; see Job 29:7, seq. Yet a part of his possessions and servants had been cut off by fire from heaven Job 1:16; and Eliphaz means probably to imply that it had been because he had been guilty of receiving a bribe. This ancient proverb declared that the dwellings of the man who could be bribed would be consumed by fire; and now he presumes that the fact that Job had been visited by the fire of heaven was full proof that he had been guilty in this manner. It was about on principles such as these that the reasoning of the friends of Job was conducted.
LibraryOf Meditation Upon the Hidden Judgments of God, that we May not be Lifted up Because of Our Well-Doing
Thou sendest forth Thy judgments against me, O Lord, and shakest all my bones with fear and trembling, and my soul trembleth exceedingly. I stand astonished, and remember that the heavens are not clean in thy sight.(1) If Thou chargest Thine angels with folly, and didst spare them not, how shall it be unto me? Stars have fallen from heaven, and what shall I dare who am but dust? They whose works seemed to be praiseworthy, fell into the lowest depths, and they who did eat Angels' food, them have …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
Meditations to Stir us up to Morning Prayer.
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
Man's Inability to Keep the Moral Law
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,
"Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the tent of the wicked will be no longer."
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
Jump to PreviousBand Barren Bribery Bribes Burned Company Congregation Consume Consumed Consumes Corrupt Decisions Desolate Evil-Doers Family Fire Fruit Gives Gloomy Godless Hypocrites Love Profane Reward Tabernacles Tents Ungodly Wrong
Jump to NextBand Barren Bribery Bribes Burned Company Congregation Consume Consumed Consumes Corrupt Decisions Desolate Evil-Doers Family Fire Fruit Gives Gloomy Godless Hypocrites Love Profane Reward Tabernacles Tents Ungodly Wrong
LinksJob 15:34 NIV
Job 15:34 NLT
Job 15:34 ESV
Job 15:34 NASB
Job 15:34 KJV
Job 15:34 Bible Apps
Job 15:34 Biblia Paralela
Job 15:34 Chinese Bible
Job 15:34 French Bible
Job 15:34 German Bible
Job 15:34 Commentaries