Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

He spares his life from [the] pit and his life from passing over the river [of death].

New American Standard Bible

He keeps back his soul from the pit,
And his life from passing over into Sheol.

King James Version

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Holman Bible

God spares his soul from the Pit,
his life from crossing the river of death.

International Standard Version

sparing his soul from the Pit and his life from violent death.

A Conservative Version

He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

American Standard Version

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword.

Amplified


He holds back his soul from the pit [of destruction],
And his life from passing over into Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead).

Bible in Basic English

To keep back his soul from the underworld, and his life from destruction.

Darby Translation

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.

Julia Smith Translation

He will keep back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the spear.

King James 2000

He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Modern King James verseion

He keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

keepeth his soul from destruction, and his life from the sword.

NET Bible

He spares a person's life from corruption, his very life from crossing over the river.

New Heart English Bible

He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

The Emphasized Bible

He keepeth back his said from the pit, and his life from passing away by a weapon.

Webster

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

World English Bible

He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

Youngs Literal Translation

He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

from the pit
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 23

and his life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

References

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job

17 to turn human beings aside [from their] deeds, and he keeps man from pride. 18 He spares his life from [the] pit and his life from passing over the river [of death]. 19 "And he is reproved with pain on his bed, even [with] the strife of his bones continually,



Cross References

Job 15:22

{He cannot trust that he will return} from darkness, and he himself is destined for [the] sword.

Job 33:22

And {he} draws near to the pit and his life to the killers.

Job 33:24

{so that} he is gracious [to] him, and he says, 'Deliver him from descending into [the] pit; I have found a ransom.'

Job 33:28

He redeemed my life from going down into the pit, so {I will enjoy the light}.'

Job 33:30

to bring his life back from [the] pit {so that he may enjoy the light of life}.

Acts 16:27-33

And [after] the jailer was awake and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew [his] sword [and] was about to kill himself, [because he] thought the prisoners had escaped.

Romans 2:4

Or do you despise the wealth of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not delaying the promise, as some consider slowness, but is being patient toward you, [because he] does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15

And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him,

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