Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 him back from the pit [of destruction], and his life from perishing by the sword [of God's destructive judgments].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thus he keeps back his soul from the pit and his life from perishing 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. 18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. 19 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, with continual strife in his bones;



Cross References

Job 15:22

He doesn't believe that he shall return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.

Job 33:22

Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

Job 33:24

then God is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.'

Job 33:28

He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit. My life shall see the light.'

Job 33:30

to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.

Acts 16:27-33

The jailer, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Romans 2:4

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

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15

Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you;

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