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Job 27:21

    Job 27:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The east wind carries him away, and he departs: and as a storm hurles him out of his place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The east wind takes him up and he is gone; he is forced violently out of his place.

    Webster's Revision

    The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place.

    World English Bible

    The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; and it sweepeth him out of his place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 27:21

    The east wind carrieth him away - Such as is called by Mr. Good, a levanter, the euroclydon, the eastern storm of Acts 27:14.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 27:21

    The east wind carrieth him away - He is swept off as by the violence of a tempest. Severe storms are represented in this book as coming from the East; compare the notes at Job 15:2. The ancients believed that people might be carried away by a tempest or whirlwind; compare Isaiah 41:16; see also Homer, Odyssey xx. 63ff:

    "Snatch me, ye whirlwinds far from human race,

    Test through the void illimitable space;

    Or if dismounted from the rapid cloud,

    Me with his whelming wave let Ocean shroud!"

    Pope

    Compare the notes at Job 30:22. The parallelism here would seem to imply that the wind referred to was violent, but it is possible that the allusion may be to the burning winds of the desert, so well known in the East, and so frequently described by travelers. The Vulgate here renders the Hebrew word קדים qâdı̂ym, ventus urens, "burning wind;" the Septuagint in like manner, καύσων kausōn; the Syriac simply wind. This east wind, or burning wind, is what the Arabians call Samum. It is a hot wind which passes over the desert, and which was formerly supposed to be destructive of life. More recent travelers however, tell us that it is not fatal to life, though exceedingly oppressive.

    And as a storm - See Psalm 58:9.

    Hurleth him out of his place - Takes him entirely away, or removes him from the earth.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 27:21

    27:21 East - wind - Some terrible judgment, fitly compared to the east - wind, which in those parts was most vehement, and pernicious. Carrieth him - Out of his palace wherein he expected to dwell forever; whence he shall be carried either by an enemy, or by death.
    Book: Job