Job 27 :20

Job 27 :20 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

King James Version (KJV)

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Fears overtake him like rushing waters; in the night the storm-wind takes him away.

Webster's Revision

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

World English Bible

Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Definitions for Job 27 :20

Tempest - Storm; whirlwind.

Clarke's Commentary on Job 27 :20

Terrors take hold on him as waters - They come upon him as an irresistible flood; and he is overwhelmed as by a tempest in the night, when darkness partly hides his danger, and deprives him of discerning the way to escape.

Barnes' Commentary on Job 27 :20

Terrors-take hold on him as waters - That is, as suddenly and violently as angry floods; compare the notes at Job 18:14.

A tempest stealeth him away - He is suddenly cut off by the wrath of God. A tempest comes upon him as unexpectedly as a thief or robber comes at night. Death is often represented as coming upon man with the silence of a thief, or the sudden violence of a robber at midnight; see the note at Job 21:17; compare Matthew 24:42-44.

Job 27:20So a thief is represented as coming in the night - in a sudden and unexpected manner Job 24:14 :

The murderer in the night is as a thief.

See also Matthew 24:43; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:3; Revelation 16:15.

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Wesley's Commentary on Job 27 :20

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