Parallel Verses

World English Bible

because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn't go out of the door --

New American Standard Bible

Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, And kept silent and did not go out of doors?

King James Version

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Holman Bible

because I greatly feared the crowds,
and the contempt of the clans terrified me,
so I grew silent and would not go outside?

International Standard Version

Have I feared large crowds? Has my family's contempt ever terrified me so that I remained silent and wouldn't go outside?"

A Conservative Version

because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me so that I kept silence, and did not go out of the door--

American Standard Version

Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, So that I kept silence, and went not out of the door-

Amplified

Because I feared the great multitude and the contempt of families terrified me so that I kept silence and did not go out of the door -- "

Bible in Basic English

For fear of the great body of people, or for fear that families might make sport of me, so that I kept quiet, and did not go out of my door;

Darby Translation

Because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and went not out of the door, ...

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if I feared a great multitude or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and did not go out of the door?

Julia Smith Translation

, If I, shall fear a great multitude, and the contempt of families terrify me, and I will be silent and not go out of my door.

King James 2000

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Lexham Expanded Bible

because I dreaded [the] great multitude, and [the] contempt of clans terrified me, so that I kept quiet, I did not go out of [the] doorway?

Modern King James verseion

then let me tremble before a great multitude, and be terrified by the scorn of families; and I will be silent and not go out the door.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if I had feared any great multitude of people, or if I had been despised of the simple; Oh then should I have been afraid. Thus have I quietly spent my life, and not gone out at the door.

NET Bible

because I was terrified of the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I remained silent and would not go outdoors --

New Heart English Bible

because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and did not go out of the door?

The Emphasized Bible

Then let me be made to tremble at a great throng, yea let, the contempt of families, terrify me, so that, keeping silence, I shall not go out of the door!

Webster

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Youngs Literal Translation

Because I fear a great multitude, And the contempt of families doth affright me, Then I am silent, I go not out of the opening.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Did I fear
ערץ 
`arats 
Usage: 15

a great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

or did the contempt
בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 11

משׁפּחה 
Mishpachah 
Usage: 303

me, that I kept silence
דּמם 
Damam 
Usage: 30

and went not out
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

33 if like Adam I have covered my transgressions, by hiding my iniquity in my heart, 34 because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn't go out of the door -- 35 oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!


Cross References

Exodus 23:2

"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;

Exodus 32:27

He said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'"

Numbers 25:14-15

Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianite woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers' house among the Simeonites.

Nehemiah 5:7

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, "You exact usury, everyone of his brother." I held a great assembly against them.

Nehemiah 13:4-8

Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the rooms of the house of our God, being allied to Tobiah,

Nehemiah 13:28

One of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.

Esther 4:11

"All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, know, that whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days."

Esther 4:14

For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Who knows if you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

Job 22:8

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it.

Job 34:19

Who doesn't respect the persons of princes, nor respects the rich more than the poor; for they all are the work of his hands.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.

Jeremiah 38:4-5

Then the princes said to the king, "Please let this man be put to death; because he weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man doesn't seek the welfare of this people, but the hurt."

Jeremiah 38:16

So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As Yahweh lives, who made us this soul, I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hand of these men who seek your life.

Jeremiah 38:19

Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews who are fallen away to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.

Amos 5:11-13

Forasmuch therefore as you trample on the poor, and take taxes from him of wheat: You have built houses of cut stone, but you will not dwell in them. You have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.

Micah 7:3

Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.

Matthew 27:20-26

Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.

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