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Job 20:22

    Job 20:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come on him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even when his wealth is great, he is full of care, for the hand of everyone who is in trouble is turned against him.

    Webster's Revision

    In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: The hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

    World English Bible

    In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him. The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: the hand of every one that is in misery shall come upon him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 20:22

    In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits - This is a fine saying, and few of the menders of Job's text have been able to improve the version. It is literally true of every great, rich, wicked man; he has no God, and anxieties and perplexities torment him, notwithstanding he has his portion in this life.

    Every hand of the wicked shall come upon him - All kinds of misery shall be his portion. Coverdale translates: Though he had plenteousnesse of every thinge, yet was he poore; and, therefore, he is but a wretch on every syde.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 20:22

    In the fulness of his sufficiency - When he seems to have an abundance.

    He shall be in straits - Either by the dread of calamity, or because calamity shall come suddenly upon him, and his property shall be swept away. When everything seemed to be abundant he should be reduced to want.

    Every hand of the wicked shall come upon him - Margin, "or, troublesome" The meaning is, that all that the wretched or miserable endure should come suddenly upon him. Rosenmuller suggests, however, that it means that all the poor, and all who had been oppressed and robbed by him, would suddenly come upon him to recover their own property, and would scatter all that he had. The general meaning is clear, that he would be involved in misery from every quarter, or on every hand.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 20:22

    20:22 In, and c. - In the height of prosperity he shall be distressed. Hand, and c. - So his wickedness shall be punished by those as wicked as himself.
    Book: Job