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Job 15:27

    Job 15:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because he covereth his face with his fatness, and maketh collops of fat on his flanks.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of fat on his flanks.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, And gathered fat upon his loins;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because his face is covered with fat, and his body has become thick;

    Webster's Revision

    Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, And gathered fat upon his loins;

    World English Bible

    because he has covered his face with his fatness, and gathered fat on his thighs.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because he hath covered his face with his fatness, and made collops of fat on his flanks;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:27



    Job 15:27Because he covereth his face - He has lived in luxury and excess; and like a man overloaded with flesh, he cannot defend himself against the strong gripe of his adversary. The Arabic, for maketh collops of fat on his flanks, has (Arabic) He lays the Pleiades upon the Hyades, or, He places Surreea upon aiyuk, a proverbial expression for, His ambition is boundless; He aspires as high as heaven; His head touches the stars; or, is like the giants of old, who were fabled to have attempted to scale heaven by placing one high mountain upon another: -

    Ter sunt conati imponere Pelio Ossam

    Scilicet, atque Ossae frondosum involvere Olympum

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    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:27

    Because he covereth his face with his fatness - That is, he not only stretches out his hand against God Job 15:25 and rushes upon him as an armed foe Job 15:26, but he gives himself up to a life of luxury, gluttony, and licentiousness; and therefore, these calamities must come upon him. This is designed to be a description of a luxurious and licentious person - a man who is an enemy of God, and who, therefore, must incur his displeasure.

    And maketh collops of fat - Like an ox that is fattened. The word collop properly means "a small slice of meat, a piece of flesh" (Webster), but here it means a thick piece, or a mass. The word is used in this sense in New England. The sense is, that he becomes excessively fat and gross - as they usually do who live in sensual indulgence and who forget God.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:27

    15:27 Because - This is mentioned as the reason of his insolent carriage towards God, because he was fat, rich, potent, and successful, as that expression signifies, Deut 32:15 Psal 78:31 Jer 46:21. His great prosperity made him proud and secure, and regardless of God and men. Fat - His only care is to pamper himself.
    Book: Job