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Job 20:8

    Job 20:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yes, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He is gone like a dream, and is not seen again; he goes in flight like a vision of the night.

    Webster's Revision

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

    World English Bible

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found. Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

    Definitions for Job 20:8

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 20:8

    He shall fly away as a dream - Instead of rising again from corruption, as thou hast asserted, (Job 19:26), with a new body, his flesh shall rot in the earth, and his spirit be dissipated like a vapor; and, like a vision of the night, nothing shall remain but the bare impression that such a creature had once existed, but shall appear no more for ever.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 20:8

    He shall fly away as a dream - As a dream wholly disappears or vanishes. This comparison of man with a dream is not uncommon, and is most impressive. See Psalm 73:20; see the notes at Isaiah 29:7-8.

    As a vision of the night - As when one in a dream seems to see objects which vanish when he awakes. The parallelism requires us to understand this of what appears in a dream, and not of a spectre. In our dreams we "seem" to see objects, and when we awake they vanish.
    Book: Job