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Job 21:20

    Job 21:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let his own eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let his eyes see his trouble, and let him be full of the wrath of the Ruler of all!

    Webster's Revision

    Let his own eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    World English Bible

    Let his own eyes see his destruction. Let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let his own eyes see his destruction, and let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 21:20

    His eyes shall see his destruction - He shall perceive its approach, and have the double punishment of fearing and feeling; feeling a Thousand deaths in fearing One.

    He shall drink of the wrath - The cup of God's wrath, the cup of trembling, etc., is frequently expressed or referred to in the sacred writings, Deuteronomy 32:33; Isaiah 51:17-22; Jeremiah 25:15; Revelation 14:8. It appears to be a metaphor taken from those cups of poison which certain criminals were obliged to drink. A cup of the juice of hemlock was the wrath or punishment assigned by the Athenian magistrates to the philosopher Socrates.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 21:20

    His eyes shall see his destruction - That is, his own eyes shall see his destruction, or the calamities that shall come upon him. That is, "You maintain that, or this is the position which you defend." Job designs to meet this, and to show that it is not always so.

    And he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty - Wrath is often represented as a cup which the wicked are compelled to drink. See the notes, Isaiah 51:17.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 21:20

    21:20 See - He shall be destroyed; as to see death, is to die.
    Book: Job