Job 31:20

NET ©

whose heart did not bless me as he warmed himself with the fleece of my sheep,

NIV ©

and his heart did not bless me for warming him with the fleece from my sheep,

NASB ©

If his loins have not thanked me, And if he has not been warmed with the fleece of my sheep,

NLT ©

did they not praise me for providing wool clothing to keep them warm?

MSG ©

Didn't the poor bless me when they saw me coming, knowing I'd brought coats from my closet?

BBE ©

If his back did not give me a blessing, and the wool of my sheep did not make him warm;

NRSV ©

whose loins have not blessed me, and who was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

NKJV ©

If his heart has not blessed me, And if he was not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

KJV
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have not blessed
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me, and [if] he were [not] warmed
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with the fleece
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of my sheep
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CONJ
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NET © [draft] ITL
whose
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heart did not
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bless
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me as he warmed
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himself with the fleece
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of my sheep
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NET © Notes

tn The MT has simply “if his loins did not bless me.” In the conditional clause this is another protasis. It means, “if I saw someone dying and if he did not thank me for clothing them.” It is Job’s way of saying that whenever he saw a need he met it, and he received his share of thanks – which prove his kindness. G. R. Driver has it “without his loins having blessed me,” taking “If…not” as an Aramaism, meaning “except” (AJSL 52 [1935/36]: 164f.).

tn This clause is interpreted here as a subordinate clause to the first half of the verse. It could also be a separate clause: “was he not warmed…?”