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Job 27:20

    Job 27:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 overtake him like 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' Notes 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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    Book: Job