New International Version
Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown.
King James Bible
Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
Darby Bible Translation
Would I not take it upon my shoulder? I would bind it on to me [as] a crown;
World English Bible
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown.
Young's Literal Translation
If not -- on my shoulder I take it up, I bind it a crown on myself.
Job 31:36 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely I would take it upon my shoulder - I would be contented to stand before the bar as a criminal, bearing upon my shoulder the board to which the accusation is affixed. In a book of Chinese punishments now before me, containing drawings representing various criminals brought to trial, in trial, and after trial, charged with different offenses; in almost all of them a board appears, on which the accusation or crime of which they are accused, or for which they suffer, is fairly written. Where the punishment is capital, this board appears fastened to the instrument, or stuck near the place of punishment. In one case a large, heavy plank, through which there is a hole to pass the head, - or rather a hole fitting the neck, like that in the pillory, - with the crime written upon it, rests on the criminal's shoulders; and this he is obliged to carry about for the weeks or months during which the punishment lasts. It is probable that Job alludes to something of this kind, which he intimates he would bear about with him during the interim between accusation and the issue in judgment; and, far from considering this a disgrace, would clasp it as dearly as he would adjust a crown or diadem to his head; being fully assured, from his innocence, and the evidence of it, which would infallibly appear on the trial, that he would have the most honorable acquittal. There may also be an allusion to the manner of receiving a favor from a superior: it is immediately placed on the head, as a mark of respect; and if a piece of cloth be given at the temple, the receiver not only puts it on his head, but binds it there.
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