JOB 31:2



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“For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?”

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Job 31:2 Translation & Meaning

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For what וּמֶ֤ה׀ Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses For what
portion חֵ֣לֶק Properly, smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment portion
of God אֱל֣וֹהַּ A deity or the Deity God
is there (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
from above? מִמָּ֑עַל Properly,the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc above
and inheritance וְֽנַחֲלַ֥ת Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
what (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the Almighty שַׁ֝דַּ֗י The Almighty Almighty
from on high? מִמְּרֹמִֽים׃ Altitude, i.e., concretely (an elevated place), abstractly (elevation, figuratively (elation), or adverbially (aloft) high

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

  • 2  For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

  • 3  Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

  • 4  Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?


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