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Job 15:31

    Job 15:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let him not put his hope in what is false, falling into error: for he will get deceit as his reward.

    Webster's Revision

    Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself; For vanity shall be his recompense.

    World English Bible

    Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let him not trust in vanity, deceiving himself: for vanity shall be his recompence.

    Definitions for Job 15:31

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:31

    Let not him that is deceived -

    7. He has many vain imaginations of obtaining wealth, power, pleasure, and happiness; but he is deceived; and he finds that he has trusted בשוא bashshav, in a lie; and this lie is his recompense.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:31

    Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity - The sense is, "Let him not trust in vanity. He will be deceived. Vanity will be his recompense." The idea is, that a man should not confide in that which will furnish no support. He should not rely on his wealth and rank; his houses and lands; his servants, his armies, or his power, if he is wicked, for all this is vain. He needs some better reliance, and that can be found only in a righteous life. The word vanity here means that which is unsubstantial; which cannot uphold or sustain; which will certainly give way.

    For vanity will be his recompense - He will find only vanity. He will be stripped of all his honors and possessions.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:31

    15:31 Vanity - In the vain and deceitful things of this world, he subjoins a general caution to all men to take heed of running into the same error and mischief. Vanity - Disappointment and dissatisfaction, and the loss of all his imaginary felicity. Recompence - Heb. his exchange; he shall exchange one vanity for another, a pleasing vanity for a vexatious vanity.
    Book: Job