New American Standard Bible
"The caravans of Tema looked, The travelers of Sheba hoped for them.
King James Bible
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.
Darby Bible Translation
The caravans of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba counted on them:
World English Bible
The caravans of Tema looked. The companies of Sheba waited for them.
Young's Literal Translation
Passengers of Tema looked expectingly, Travellers of Sheba hoped for them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The troops of Tema looked - That is, looked for the streams of water. On the situation of Tema, see Notes, Job 2:11. This was the country of Eliphaz, and the image would be well understood by him. The figure is one of exquisite beauty. It means that the caravans from Tema, in journeying through the desert, looked for those streams. They came with an expectation of finding the means of allaying their thirst. When they came there they were disappointed, for the waters had disappeared. Reiske, however, renders this, "Their tracks (the branchings of the flood) tend toward Tema;" - a translation which the Hebrew will bear, but the usual version is more correct, and is more elegant.
The companies of Sheba waited for them - The "Sheba" here referred to was probably in the southern part of Arabia; see the notes at Isaiah 45:14. The idea is, that the caravans from that part of Arabia came and looked for a supply of water, and were disappointed.
Library"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
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Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.
and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
"The paths of their course wind along, They go up into nothing and perish.
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
Bring water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Meet the fugitive with bread.
and Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who cut the corners of their hair;
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