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Job 7:9

    Job 7:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A cloud comes to an end and is gone; so he who goes down into the underworld comes not up again.

    Webster's Revision

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

    World English Bible

    As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, so he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 7:9

    As the cloud is consumed - As the cloud is dissipated, so is the breath of those that go down to the grave. As that cloud shall never return, so shall it be with the dead; they return no more to sojourn with the living. See on the following verses.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 7:9

    As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away - This image is taken from the light and fleecy clouds, which become smaller and smaller until they wholly vanish. For an illustration of a similar phrase, see the notes at Isaiah 44:22.

    To the grave - - שׁאול she'ôl. Septuagint, εἰς ᾅδην eis hadēn, to Hades. The word may mean grave, or the place of departed spirits; see Isaiah 5:14, note; Isaiah 14:9, note; compare the notes at Job 10:21-22. Either signification will apply here.

    Shall come up no more - Shall no more live on the earth. It would be pressing this too far to adduce it as proving that Job did not believe in the doctrine of the resurrection. The connection here requires us to understand him as meaning only that he would not appear again on the earth.

    Job 7:9.But the wicked shall perish,

    And the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs;

    They shall consume,

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    Wesley's Notes on Job 7:9

    7:9 No more - Never until the general resurrection. When we see a cloud which looked great, as if it would eclipse the sun, of a sudden dispersed and disappearing, say, Just such a thing is the life of man, a vapour that appears for a while and then vanisheth away.
    Book: Job