Job 11:18

“And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt be secure because there is hope, yea thou shalt digge about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search `about thee', and shalt take thy rest in safety.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you will be safe because there is hope; after looking round, you will take your rest in quiet;
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt have confidence, because there shall be hope; and having searched about [thee], thou shalt take rest in safety.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yes, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
- Webster's Bible

You shall be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.
- World English Bible

And thou hast trusted because their is hope, And searched -- in confidence thou liest down,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt look about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 11:18


11:18 Secure - Thy mind shall be quiet and free from terrors, because thou shalt have a firm and well - grounded confidence in God. Dig - Either to fix thy tents, which after the manner of the Arabians were removed from place to place: or to plough the ground, as he had done, chap.#1:14|, or to make a fence about thy dwelling.


Discussion for Job 11

  • Michelle for verse 16
    the pain and sorrow that you had will be gone an you will not remember it again. the only thing you will remember is how the lord brought you out
  • Paul Solomon for verse 6
    My comments owe a debt of gratitude to Wesley's commentary, which helped me crystalize my own thoughts.

    I think Job 11:6 is abundantly mysterious and complex, and appears to have many layers of hidden meaning, as I think there is a lot more to this passage than what can be casually observed in the plain text. The exclamation point at the end of the first sentence is a clear sign that God is trying to get our attention.

    The second sentence seems to indicate that we are indeed fortunate to be allowed to know some of the Lord's secrets, considering that we can barely comprehend the extent of our own imperfections.
  • Stan Almendro
    Let us not forget where the Trials of Job started. It was at the challenge of Satan. He saw that Job was BLESSED and that Job lived a life that honored God. We need to deny the focus of the PROSPERITY Cult that wants to make people feel and believe that when tested (By God through whatever cause that initiated the test) they have done something wrong. It is HE at work in us to WILL and to DO at HIS good pleasure. We need to know that our times are in His hands and that HE will never test us beyond what we can bear BUT will make a way of escape by HELPING us to bear it. It can be that God has confidence in the work HE has done in a life and NOTHING can destroy that work as we see in Job. He said Though this thing destroys me yet will I serve Him.
  • Thabo
    This is my best verse in the whole of the Bible thus far, it teaches us that when we leave all our sins behind we will become invincible.
  • Q powers
    WHAT I GET FROM THIS IS THAT NONE IS WORTHTY IN FRONT OF GOD. WE MUST STAY HUMBLE AND PRAY, AND KNOW THAT GOD WILL ANSWER US IN HIS WAY & TIME. IT"S HARD WHEN TROUBLE COMES, BUT FAITH MUST SET IN.
  • Ajith wesley
    i think jophar was annointed by holyspirit and advising job of their sons sins and job judging others for their sins while his own sons doing sins, he cannot stop them.so he was told be frank in what he thinks .if it is wrong please clarify. thanq

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