Parallel Verses

Amplified

But if I look to Sheol (the unseen state) as my abode, if I spread my couch in the darkness,

New American Standard Bible

"If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness;

King James Version

If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Holman Bible

If I await Sheol as my home,
spread out my bed in darkness,

International Standard Version

"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness,

A Conservative Version

If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

American Standard Version

If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness;

Bible in Basic English

If I am waiting for the underworld as my house, if I have made my bed in the dark;

Darby Translation

If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If I wait, Sheol is my house; I have made my bed in the darkness.

Julia Smith Translation

If I shall wait, hades is my house: in darkness I spread my bed.

King James 2000

If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If I hope [for] Sheol [as] my house, [if] I spread my couch in the darkness,

Modern King James verseion

If I wait for the grave as my home, I have made my bed in the darkness;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though I tarry never so much, yet the grave is my house, and I must make my bed in the dark.

NET Bible

If I hope for the grave to be my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,

New Heart English Bible

If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

The Emphasized Bible

If I wait for hades as my house, in darkness, have spread out my couch;

Webster

If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

World English Bible

If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

Youngs Literal Translation

If I wait -- Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If I wait
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

the grave
שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

is mine house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

רפד 
Raphad 
Usage: 3

my bed
יצוּע 
Yatsuwa` 
Usage: 8

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Job Says To His Friends: I'M Still Wiser Than You

12 These [thoughts] extend from the night into the day, [so that] the light is short because of darkness. 13 But if I look to Sheol (the unseen state) as my abode, if I spread my couch in the darkness, 14 If I say to the grave and corruption, You are my father, and to the worm [that feeds on decay], You are my mother and my sister [because I will soon be closest to you],



Cross References

Job 3:13

For then would I have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then would I have been at rest [in death]

Job 10:21-22

Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death,

Job 14:14

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare and service I will wait, till my change and release shall come.

Job 17:1

My spirit is broken, my days are spent (snuffed out); the grave is ready for me.

Job 30:23

For I know that You will bring me to death and to the house [of meeting] appointed for all the living.

Psalm 27:14

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

Psalm 139:8

If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there.

Isaiah 57:2

He [in death] enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks straight and in his uprightness.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].

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