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Job 15:28

    Job 15:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he has made his resting-place in the towns which have been pulled down, in houses where no man had a right to be, whose fate was to become masses of broken walls.

    Webster's Revision

    And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps;

    World English Bible

    He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, in houses which no man inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:28

    He dwelleth in desolate cities - It is sometimes the fate of a tyrant to be obliged to take up his habitation in some of those cities which have been ruined by his wars, and in a house so ruinous as to be ready to fall into heaps. Ancient and modern history afford abundance of examples to illustrate this.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:28

    And he dwelleth - Or rather, "therefore he shall dwell." As a consequence of his opposing God, and devoting himself to a life of sensuality and ease, he shall dwell in a desolate place. Instead of living in affluence and in a splendid city, he shall be compelled to take up his abode in places that have been deserted and abandoned. Such places - like Petra or Babylon now - became the temporary lodgings of caravans and travelers, or the abodes of outcasts and robbers. The meaning here is, that the proud and wicked man shall be ejected from his palace, and compelled to seek a refuge far away from the usual haunts of men.

    Which are ready to become heaps - Which are just ready to tumble into ruin.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:28

    15:28 But - This is fitly opposed to the prosperity last mentioned, and is the beginning of the description of his misery.
    Book: Job