Job 36:16

“Euen so would he haue remooued thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitnesse, and that which should be set on thy table, should be full of fatnesse.”

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Other Translations

Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [into] a broad place, where [there is] no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table [should be] full of fatness.
- King James Version

"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, he would have allured thee out of distress Into a broad place, where there is no straitness; And that which is set on thy table would be full of fatness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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- Basic English Bible

Even so would he have allured thee out of the jaws of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and the supply of thy table [would be] full of fatness.
- Darby Bible

Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table would be full of fatness.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a broad place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.
- World English Bible

And also He moved thee from a strait place, [To] a broad place -- no straitness under it, And the sitting beyond of thy table Hath been full of fatness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yea, He hath allured thee out of distress into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which is set on thy table is full of fatness;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 36:16


36:16 He would - If thou hadst opened thine ear to God's counsels. Into - A state of ease and freedom.


Discussion for Job 36

  • Lu2677
    Mindy; Romans 11:36 "For of him, through him and to him are all things, to whom be glory for ever." This is not directed at you specifically but most people do not see the magnitude of; "ALL THINGS."
  • Mindy Sleeper
    This verse proves to me that God created all things for Jesus Christ, by Jesus Christ, and through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Breeze
    To anonymous
    The Lord is to be sought. The Bible clearly teaches that we can know truth and the Truth (Christ) through reading the Scriptures. Thus, preachers are not lying when they say you can know the Lord. However the bible makes it clear in Deuteronomy 13 what a false prophet is. Hope this helps
  • Robert Jackson
    I believe in that book of job he is saying the days are coming we will be poured down on.
  • MockingBird
    God is so much in wisdom : We I will be learning through out eternity. Can you imagine how fast this is that even a small drop of water that is according to the vapor to send an abundance of rain upon the earth from the clouds that drop and distill : Totally Awesome !!!! Wouldn't you say !!!! WOW !!!
  • Lilian
    Bible is available for us to BELIEVE and not to FIGURE OUT. That is why God says lean not with your own understanding for my Words shall never pass away. Jesus himself is the word of God. John 1:1 In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. We need to meditate God's words with the help of the HOLY SPIRIT.The light of our body is our EYES use them in God's way Amn

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