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Job 18:12

    Job 18:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His strength shall be extremely hungry, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His strength is made feeble for need of food, and destruction is waiting for his falling footstep.

    Webster's Revision

    His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.

    World English Bible

    His strength shall be famished. Calamity shall be ready at his side.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His strength shall be hunger-bitten and calamity shall be ready for his halting.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 18:12

    Compare Psalm 140:4-5; Ezekiel 19:6-9.

    XI. Methods of Husbandry

    The customs of the pastoral life, one of the chief employments of early ages, are often referred to; Job 1:3,Job 1:16; Job 42:12.

    He shall never look upon the rivulets -

    The streams of the valleys - of honey and butter.

    Job 18:12His strength shall be hungerbitten - Shall be exhausted by hunger or famine.

    And destruction shall be ready at his side - Hebrew "Shall be fitted" נכוּן nākûn "to his side." Some have supposed that this refers to some disease, like the pleurisy, that would adhere closely to his side. So Jerome understands it. Schultens has quoted some passages from Arabic poets, in which calamities are represented as "breaking the side." Bildad refers probably, to some heavy judgments that would crush a man; such that the ribs, or the human frame, could not bear; and the meaning is, that a wicked man would be certainly crushed by misfortune.
    Book: Job