Job 27:16
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New Living Translation
"Evil people may have piles of money and may store away mounds of clothing.

King James Bible
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Darby Bible Translation
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

World English Bible
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

Young's Literal Translation
If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

27:16 As clay - In great abundance.

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God's Sovereignty and Prayer
"If we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us" (1 John 5:14). Throughout this book it has been our chief aim to exalt the Creator and abase the creature. The well-nigh universal tendency now, is to magnify man and dishonour and degrade God. On every hand it will be found that, when spiritual things are under discussion, the human side and element is pressed and stressed, and the Divine side, if not altogether ignored, is relegated to the background. This holds true of very much of the
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 3:15
I would rest with princes, rich in gold, whose palaces were filled with silver.

Job 15:29
Their riches will not last, and their wealth will not endure. Their possessions will no longer spread across the horizon.

Job 20:10
Their children will beg from the poor, for they must give back their stolen riches.

Job 27:15
Those who survive will die of a plague, and not even their widows will mourn them.

Job 27:17
But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.

Proverbs 13:22
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless--like chasing the wind.

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