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Job 21:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let his own eyes see his destruction, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Let his own eyes see his decay, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the fury of the Almighty.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His own eyes, shall see his misfortune, and, the wrath of the Almighty, shall he drink.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His own eyes see his destruction, And of the wrath of the Mighty he drinketh.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His eyes shall see his own destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drinke of the wrath of the Almightie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let his eyes see his own destruction, and let him not be saved by the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of Shadday.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
shall see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his destruction, 3589
{3589} Prime
כִּיד
kiyd
{keed}
From a primitive root meaning to strike; a crushing; figuratively calamity.
and he shall drink 8354
{8354} Prime
שָׁתָה
shathah
{shaw-thaw'}
A primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
of the wrath 2534
{2534} Prime
חֵמָה
chemah
{khay-maw'}
From H3179; heat; figuratively anger, poison (from its fever).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of Šadday שַׁדַּי. 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 21:20

_ _ Another questionable assertion of the friends, that the sinner sees his own and his children’s destruction in his lifetime.

_ _ drink — (Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 51:17; Lamentations 4:21).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 21:17-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 21:20

See — He shall be destroyed; as to see death, is to die.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 21:20

(k) His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

(k) When God recompenses his wickedness, he will know that his prosperity was vanity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
see:

Job 27:19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

drink:

Psalms 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD [there is] a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring [them] out, [and] drink [them].
Isaiah 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, [and] wrung [them] out.
Jeremiah 25:15-16 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. ... And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon [hath been] a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
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Jb 27:19. Ps 75:8. Is 51:17. Jr 25:15; 51:7. Lk 16:23. Rv 14:10; 19:15.

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