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Job 31:1-4

Context
Job Vindicates Himself

31:1 “I made a covenant with 1  my eyes;

how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin? 2 

31:2 What then would be one’s lot from God above,

one’s heritage from the Almighty 3  on high?

31:3 Is it not misfortune for the unjust,

and disaster for those who work iniquity?

31:4 Does he not see my ways

and count all my steps?

1 tn The idea of cutting a covenant for something may suggest a covenant that is imposed, except that this construction elsewhere argues against it (see 2 Chr 29:10).

2 tn This half-verse is the effect of the covenant. The interrogative מָה (mah) may have the force of the negative, and so be translated “not to pay attention.”

3 tn Heb “lot of Shaddai,” which must mean “the lot from Shaddai,” a genitive of source.



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