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Job 4:9

    Job 4:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By the breath of God destruction takes them, and by the wind of his wrath they are cut off.

    Webster's Revision

    By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

    World English Bible

    By the breath of God they perish. By the blast of his anger are they consumed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 4:9



    Job 4:9By the blast of God they perish - As the noxious and parching east wind blasts and destroys vegetation, so the wicked perish under the indignation of the Almighty.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 4:9

    By the blast of God - That is, by the judgment of God. The figure is taken from the hot and fiery wind, which, sweeping over a field of grain, dries it up and destroys it. In like manner Eliphaz says the wicked perish before God.

    And by the breath of his nostrils - By his anger. The Scripture often speaks of breathing out indignation and wrath; Acts 9:1; Psalm 27:12; 2 Samuel 22:16; Psalm 18:15; Psalm 33:6; notes at Isaiah 11:4; notes at Isaiah 30:28; notes at Isaiah 33:11. The figure was probably taken from the violent breathing which is evinced when the mind is under any strong emotion, especially anger. It refers here to any judgment by which God cuts off the wicked, but especially to sudden calamity - like a tempest or the pestilence.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 4:9

    4:9 The blast - Of his nostrils, as it follows; by his anger, which in men shews itself, in the nostrils, by hot and frequent breathings there, by a secret, but mighty judgment of God, they are blown away as chaff by the wind.
    Book: Job