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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Job 31:1


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    King James Bible - Job 31:1

    I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

    World English Bible

    "I made a covenant with my
    eyes, how then should I look lustfully at a young woman?

    Douay-Rheims - Job 31:1

    I made a covenant with my eyes, that I would not so much as think upon a virgin.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I Made a covenant with my
    eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

    Original Hebrew

    ברית
    1285 כרתי 3772 לעיני 5869 ומה 4100 אתבונן 995 על 5921 בתולה׃ 1330

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    Ge 6:2 2Sa 11:2-4 Ps 119:37 Pr 4:25; 23:31-33 Mt 5:28,29

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 31:1

    ¶ Hice pacto con mis ojos; ¿cmo, pues, había yo de mirar a una virgen?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Job 31:1

    Verse 1. I made a covenant with mine eyes ] yny[l ytrk tyrb berith carats leeynai: "I have cut" or divided "the covenant sacrifice with my eyes." My conscience and my eyes are the contracting parties; God is the Judge; and I am therefore bound not to look upon any thing with a delighted or covetous eye, by which my conscience may be defiled, or my God dishonoured.

    Why then should I think upon a maid? ] hlwtb l[ nwbta hmw umah ethbonen al bethulah. And why should I set myself to contemplate, or think upon, Bethulah? That Bethulah may here signify an idol, is very likely. Sanchoniatho observes, that Ouranos first introduced Baithulia when he erected animated stones, or rather, as Bochart observes, ANOINTED stones, which became representatives of some deity. I suppose that Job purges himself here from this species of idolatry. Probably the Baithulia were at first emblems only of the tabernacle; hwla tyb beith Eloah, "the house of God;" or of that pillar set up by Jacob, Gen. xxviii. 18, which he called yhla tyb beith Elohim, or Bethalim; for idolatry always supposes a pure and holy worship, of which it is the counterfeit.

    For more on the subject of the Baithulia, see the notes on Genesis xxviii. 19


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - Job did not speak the things here recorded by way of boasting, but in answer to the charge of hypocrisy. He understood the spiritual natur of God's commandments, as reaching to the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is best to let our actions speak for us; but in some cases we owe it to ourselves and to the cause of God, solemnly to protest ou innocence of the crimes of which we are falsely accused. The lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world, are two fatal rocks on whic multitudes split; against these Job protests he was always careful to stand upon his guard. And God takes more exact notice of us than we d of ourselves; let us therefore walk circumspectly. He carefully avoide all sinful means of getting wealth. He dreaded all forbidden profit a much as all forbidden pleasure. What we have in the world may be use with comfort, or lost with comfort, if honestly gotten. Without stric honestly and faithfulness in all our dealings, we can have no goo evidence of true godliness. Yet how many professors are unable to abid this touchstone!


    Original Hebrew

    ברית 1285 כרתי 3772 לעיני 5869 ומה 4100 אתבונן 995 על 5921 בתולה׃ 1330


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