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Job 21:23

    Job 21:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    One dieth in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and quiet:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    One comes to his end in complete well-being, full of peace and quiet:

    Webster's Revision

    One dieth in his full strength, Being wholly at ease and quiet:

    World English Bible

    One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet:

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 21:23

    One dieth in his full strength - In this and the three following verses Job shows that the inequality of fortune, goods, health, strength, etc., decides nothing either for or against persons in reference to the approbation or disapprobation of God, as these various lots are no indications of their wickedness or innocence. One has a sudden, another a lingering death; but by none of these can their eternal states be determined.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 21:23

    One dieth in his full strength - Margin, "very perfection," or, "in the strength of his perfection." The meaning is, that he dies in the very prime and vigor of life, surrounded with everything that can contribute to comfort. Of the truth of this position, no one can doubt; and the wonder is, that the friends of Job had not seen or admitted it.

    Being wholly at ease and quiet - That is, having everything to make them happy, so far as external circumstances are concerned. He is borne down by no calamities; he is overwhelmed by no sudden and heavy judgments. The phrase in this verse rendered "full strength" (תמו בעצם be‛etsem tômô), is literally, "in the bone of his perfection." It means full prosperity.
    Book: Job