Parallel Verses

Amplified

Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay,

New American Standard Bible

"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

International Standard Version

"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

A Conservative Version

Though he heaps up silver as the dust, and prepares raiment as the clay,

American Standard Version

Though he heap up silver as the dust, And prepare raiment as the clay;

Bible in Basic English

Though he may get silver together like dust, and make ready great stores of clothing;

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares raiment as the clay,

Julia Smith Translation

If he shall heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as clay;

King James 2000

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and pile up clothing as the clay;

Lexham Expanded Bible

If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,

Modern King James verseion

Though he heaps up silver like the dust, and prepares clothing like the clay,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though he have as much money as the dust of the earth, and raiment as ready as the clay,

NET Bible

If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay,

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Though he heap up silver like, dust, and, like a pile, he prepare clothing,

Webster

Though he should heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay?

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Though he heap up
צבר 
Tsabar 
Usage: 7

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

as the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

מלבּשׁ מלבּוּשׁ 
Malbuwsh 
Usage: 8

References

Fausets

Hastings

Job

Context Readings

Job Continues His Final Speech

15 Those who survive him, [the pestilence] will bury, and [their] widows will make no lamentation. 16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay, 17 He may prepare it, but the just will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.



Cross References

Zechariah 9:3

And Tyre has built herself a stronghold [on an island a half mile from the shore, which seems impregnable], and heaped up silver like dust and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars as plentiful as the sycamore trees in the lowlands.

Job 22:24

If you lay gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brook [considering them of little worth],

Habakkuk 2:6

Shall not all these [victims of his greed] take up a taunt against him and in scoffing derision of him say, Woe to him who piles up that which is not his! [How long will he possess it?] And [woe to him] who loads himself with promissory notes for usury!

Matthew 6:19

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.

James 5:2

Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined, and your [many] garments have become moth-eaten.

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