JOB 17:16



To get what Job 17:16 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.”

Very low popularity: < 10 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Job chapter 17 using average monthly Google searches.

Job 17:16 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
Use the buttons below to get details on the Hebrew word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
They shall go down תֵּרַ֑דְנָה To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) go down
to the bars בַּדֵּ֣י Properly, separation; by implication, a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively, chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as an adverb, apart, only, besides bars
of the pit, שְׁאֹ֣ל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates pit
when אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not when
our (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
rest נָֽחַת׃ A descent, i.e., imposition, unfavorable (punishment) or favorable (food); restfulness rest
together יַ֖חַד Properly, a unit, i.e., (adverb) unitedly together
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications in
the dust. עָפָ֣ר Dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud dust

Verse Context

See Job 17:16 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

Very Low
  • 14  I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

  • 15  And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?

  • 16  They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.


The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database ( within the BibleForge project ( Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.

Share This Page:

Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red