Job 20:17
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New American Standard Bible
"He does not look at the streams, The rivers flowing with honey and curds.

King James Bible
He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall not see streams, rivers, brooks of honey and butter.

World English Bible
He shall not look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.

Young's Literal Translation
He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

When I washed my steps with cream,

And the rock poured me out rivers of oil. Job 29:6.

Plowing with oxen is mentioned, Job 1:14.

So also Job 31:38-40 :

If my land cry out against me,

And the furrows likewise complain;

If I have eaten its fruits without payment,

And extorted the living of its owners;

Let thistles grow up instead of wheat,

And noxious weeds instead of barley. Job 31:38-40.

The cultivation of the vine and the olive, and the pressure of grapes and olives, is mentioned:

He shall cast his unripe fruit as the vine,

And shed his blossoms like the olive. Job 15:33.

They reap their grain in the field (of others),


Job 20:17 Parallel Commentaries

Whether the Ashes from which the Human Body Will be Restored have any Natural Inclination Towards the Soul which Will be United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that the ashes from which the human body will be restored will have a natural inclination towards the soul which will be united to them. For if they had no inclination towards the soul, they would stand in the same relation to that soul as other ashes. Therefore it would make no difference whether the body that is to be united to that soul were restored from those ashes or from others: and this is false. Objection 2: Further, the body is more dependent on the soul than
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Genesis 18:8
He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.

Deuteronomy 32:13
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he ate the produce of the field; And He made him suck honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock,

Deuteronomy 32:14
Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the finest of the wheat-- And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.

Job 29:6
When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!

Psalm 36:8
They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.

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