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Job 17:5

Context
NET ©

If a man denounces his friends for personal gain, 1  the eyes of his children will fail.

NIV ©

If a man denounces his friends for reward, the eyes of his children will fail.

NASB ©

"He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil, The eyes of his children also will languish.

NLT ©

They denounce their companions for their own advantage, so let their children faint with hunger.

MSG ©

Those who betray their own friends leave a legacy of abuse to their children.

BBE ©

As for him who is false to his friend for a reward, light will be cut off from the eyes of his children.

NRSV ©

Those who denounce friends for reward—the eyes of their children will fail.

NKJV ©

He who speaks flattery to his friends, Even the eyes of his children will fail.


KJV
He that speaketh
<05046> (8686)
flattery
<02506>
to [his] friends
<07453>_,
even the eyes
<05869>
of his children
<01121>
shall fail
<03615> (8799)_.
NASB ©
"He who informs
<05046>
against friends
<07453>
for a share
<02506>
of the spoil, The eyes
<05869>
of his children
<01121>
also will languish
<03615>
.
HEBREW
hnlkt
<03615>
wynb
<01121>
ynyew
<05869>
Myer
<07453>
dygy
<05046>
qlxl (17:5)
<02506>
LXXM
th
<3588
T-DSF
meridi
<3310
N-DSF
anaggelei
<312
V-FAI-3S
kakiav
<2549
N-APF
ofyalmoi
<3788
N-NPM
de
<1161
PRT
mou
<1473
P-GS
ef
<1909
PREP
uioiv
<5207
N-DPM
etakhsan
<5080
V-API-3P
NET © [draft] ITL
If
<02506>
a man
<02506>
denounces
<05046>
his friends
<07453>
for personal gain
<02506>
, the eyes
<05869>
of his children
<01121>
will fail
<03615>
.
NET ©

If a man denounces his friends for personal gain, 1  the eyes of his children will fail.

NET © Notes

tn Heb “for a portion.” This verse is rather obscure. The words are not that difficult, but the sense of them in this context is. Some take the idea to mean “he denounces his friends for a portion,” and others have a totally different idea of “he invites his friends to share with him.” The former fits the context better, indicating that Job’s friends speak out against him for some personal gain. The second half of the verse then promises that his children will suffer loss for this attempt at gain. The line is surely proverbial. A number of other interpretations can be found in the commentaries.



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