New International Version
then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her.
King James Bible
Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
Darby Bible Translation
Let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
World English Bible
then let my wife grind for another, and let others sleep with her.
Young's Literal Translation
Grind to another let my wife, And over her let others bend.
Job 31:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let my wife grind unto another - Let her work at the handmill, grinding corn; which was the severe work of the meanest slave. In this sense the passage is understood both by the Syriac and Arabic. See Exodus 11:5 (note), and Isaiah 47:2 (note); and see at the end of the chapter, Isaiah 31:8 (note).
And let others bow down upon her - Let her be in such a state as to have no command of her own person; her owner disposing of her person as he pleases. In Asiatic countries slaves were considered so absolutely the property of their owners, that they not only served themselves of them in the way of scortation and concubinage, but they were accustomed to accommodate their guests with them! Job is so conscious of his own innocence, that he is willing it should be put to the utmost proof; and if found guilty, that he may be exposed to the most distressing and humiliating punishment; even to that of being deprived of his goods, bereaved of his children, his wife made a slave, and subjected to all indignities in that state.
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The Seventh Commandment
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.
Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
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