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Job 15:23

    Job 15:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He wandereth abroad for bread,'saying , Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is wandering about in search of bread, saying, Where is it? and he is certain that the day of trouble is ready for him:

    Webster's Revision

    He wandereth abroad for bread,'saying , Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

    World English Bible

    He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand:

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:23

    He wandereth abroad for bread - He is reduced to a state of the utmost indigence, he who was once in affluence requires a morsel of bread, and can scarcely by begging procure enough to sustain life.

    Is ready at his hand - Is בידו beyado, in his hand - in his possession. As he cannot get bread, he must soon meet death.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:23

    He wandereth abroad for bread - The Septuagint renders this, "he is destined to be food for vultures" - κατατέτακται δὲ εἰς σῖτα γυψίν katatetaktai de eis sitos gupsin. The meaning of the Hebrew is, simply, that he will be reduced to poverty, and will not know where to obtain a supply for his returning needs.

    He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand - He is assured that the period of calamity is not far remote. It must come. He has no security that it will not come immediately. The whole design of this is to show that there is no calmness and security for a wicked man; that in the midst of apparent prosperity his soul is in constant dread.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:23

    15:23 Knoweth - From his own guilty conscience.
    Book: Job