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Job 30:15

    Job 30:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Terrors are turned on me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passes away as a cloud.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Terrors are turned upon me; They chase mine honor as the wind; And my welfare is passed away as a cloud.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Fears have come on me; my hope is gone like the wind, and my well-being like a cloud.

    Webster's Revision

    Terrors are turned upon me; They chase mine honor as the wind; And my welfare is passed away as a cloud.

    World English Bible

    Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Terrors are turned upon me, they chase mine honour as the wind; and my welfare is passed away as a cloud.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 30:15

    Terrors are turned upon me - Defence is no longer useful; they have beat down my walls.

    They pursue my soul as the wind - I seek safety in flight, my strong holds being no longer tenable; but they pursue me so swiftly, that it is impossible for me to escape. They follow me like a whirlwind; and as fast as that drives away the clouds before it, so is my prosperity destroyed. The word נדבתי nedibathi, which we translate my soul, signifies properly my nobility, my excellence: they endeavor to destroy both my reputation and my property.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 30:15

    Terrors are turned upon me - As if they were all turned upon him, or made to converge toward him. Everything suited to produce terror seemed to have a direction given it toward him. Umbreit, and some others, however, suppose that God is here referred to, and that the meaning is," God is turned against me terrors drive as a storm against me." The Hebrew will bear either construction; but it is more emphatic and impressive to suppose it means that everything adapted to produce terror seemed to be turned against him.

    They pursue my soul as the wind - Margin, my principal one. The word "they" here, refers to the terrors. In the original text, the word תרדף tirâdaph agrees with בלהה ballâhâh, terrors understood, for this word is often used as a collective noun, and with a singular verb, or it may agree with אהת כל - "each one of the terrors persecutes me." There is more difficulty about the word rendered "soul" in the text, and "principal one" in the margin - נדיבה nedı̂ybâh. It properly means willingness, voluntariness, spontaneity; then a free-will offering, a voluntary sacrifice; then largeness, abundance. Rosenmuller renders it, "My vigor." Noyes, "My prosperity," and so Coverdale. Jerome, "My desire," and the Septuagint, "My hope passes away as the wind." Schultens translates it, "They persecute my generous spirit as the wind." It seems probable that the word refers to a generous, noble nature; to a large and liberal soul, evincing its magnanimity in acts of generosity and hospitality; and the idea seems to be, that his enemies rushed against that generous nature like a tempest. They wholly disregarded it, and a nature most generous and noble was exposed to the fury of the storm.

    And my welfare - Hebrew my salvation; or my safety.

    As a cloud - As a cloud vanishes and wholly disappears.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 30:15

    30:15 Terrors - If he endeavoured to shake them off, they turned furiously upon him: if he endeavoured to out run them, they pursued his soul, as swiftly and violently as the wind.
    Book: Job