Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe 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;

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;

Amplified

Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like 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 will be buried by the plague,
yet their widows will not weep for them.
16 Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—
17 he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,
and the innocent will divide up his silver.



Cross References

Zechariah 9:3

Tyre has built herself a fortress;
she has heaped up silver like dust
and gold like the dirt of the streets.

1 Kings 10:27

The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as abundant as sycamore in the Judean foothills.

Job 22:24

and consign your gold to the dust,
the gold of Ophir to the stones in the wadis,

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Matthew 6:19

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

James 5:2

Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten.

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