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38 If my land ['adamah] cry [za`aq] against me, or that the furrows [telem] likewise [yachad] thereof
39 If I have eaten ['akal] the fruits [koach] thereof
without money [keceph], or have caused the
owners [ba`al] thereof to lose [naphach] their life [nephesh]: KJV-Interlinear
38 'If my land cries out against
me, And its furrows weep together; 39 If
I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their
Job accepted personal responsibility for all that he
owned and did during his life. Of his
lands, property, livestock, tools, equipment and so forth, he did nothing
illegal, he did not abuse them.
Job did not take advantage of labor. He placed no undue burden on his employees or
workers. He did not try to withhold
payment for work performed, nor expect more than his workers were capable of.
Job did not try to make the quick dollar, by growing
illegal products or by entering into illegal practices or activities, by
cheating in his business practices, by claiming his production as good, when
portions may have suffered rot or some type of flaw. He did not try to commit fraud or cover up a
Job worked an honest day, for his honest earnings. If he entered into some type of contract,
then he did not try to take advantage of his business partners, or others who
may have been compromised by some weakness in their financial situation.
The land crying, the furrows weeping, are expressions of
a generally dishonest life, a dishonest life that is known and intentional.
Problems can always come up in business, problems
which are not intentional, but that is just a part of life.
Job herein states that he did not promote nor pursue
dishonest practices as a matter of the normal course of his life.
Job worked an honest day, paid an honest wage, charged
an honest price, and otherwise conducted himself honorably throughout his life.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.