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Job 18:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “His strength is famished, And calamity is ready at his side.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His strength is hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let his strength be famished, and, calamity, be ready at his side;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Hungry is his sorrow, And calamity is ready at his side.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let his strength be wasted with famine, and let hunger invade his ribs.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His strength shalbe hunger-bitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [vex him] with distressing hunger: and a signal destruction has been prepared for him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His strength 202
{0202} Prime
Probably from the same as H0205 (in the sense of effort, but successful); ability, power, (figuratively) wealth.
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
hungerbitten, 7457
{7457} Prime
From H7456; hungry (more or less intensely).
and destruction 343
{0343} Prime
From the same as H0181 (in the sense of bending down); oppression; by implication misfortune, ruin.
[shall be] ready 3559
{3559} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
at his side. 6763
{6763} Prime
From H6760; a rib (as curved), literally (of the body) or figuratively (of a door, that is, leaf); hence a side, literally (of a person) or figuratively (of an object or the sky, that is, quarter); architecturally a timber (especially floor or ceiling) or plank (single or collectively, that is, a flooring).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 18:12

_ _ The Hebrew is brief and bold, “his strength is hungry.”

_ _ destruction — that is, a great calamity (Proverbs 1:27).

_ _ ready at his side — close at hand to destroy him (Proverbs 19:29).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 18:11-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 18:12

His strength shall be (g) hungerbitten, and destruction [shall be] ready at his side.

(g) That which should nourish him will be consumed by famine.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 15:23-24 He wandereth abroad for bread, [saying], Where [is it]? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand. ... Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
1 Samuel 2:5 [They that were] full have hired out themselves for bread; and [they that were] hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
1 Samuel 2:36 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left in thine house shall come [and] crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.
Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good [thing].
Psalms 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek [their bread] also out of their desolate places.


Psalms 7:12-14 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. ... Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
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1S 2:5, 36. Jb 15:23. Ps 7:12; 34:10; 109:10. 1Th 5:3. 2P 2:3.

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