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Job 21:33 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And all men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones [go] before him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The clods of the valley will be sweet to him, and every man will draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The clods of the valley are sweet unto him; and every man followeth suit after him, as there were innumerable before him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Pleasant to him are the mounds of the torrent-bed,—and, after him, doth every man march, as, before him, there were without number.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He hath been acceptable to the gravel of Cocytus, and he shall draw every man after him, and there are innumerable before him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The cloudes of the valley shalbe sweete vnto him, and euery man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The stones of the valley have been sweet to him, and every man shall depart after him, and [there are] innumerable [ones] before him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The clods 7263
{7263} Prime
רֶגֶב
regeb
{reh'-gheb}
From an unused root meaning to pile together; a lump of clay.
of the valley 5158
{5158} Prime
נַחַל
nachal
{nakh'-al}
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
shall be sweet 4985
{4985} Prime
מָתַק
mathaq
{maw-thak'}
A primitive root; to suck, by implication to relish, or (intransitively) be sweet.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
unto him, and every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
shall draw 4900
{4900} Prime
משׁךְ
mashak
{maw-shak'}
A primitive root; to draw, used in a great variety of applications (including to sow, to sound, to prolong, to develop, to march, to remove, to delay, to be tall, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
after 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
him, as [there are] innumerable 4557
{4557} Prime
מִסְפָּר
micpar
{mis-pawr'}
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration.
x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 21:33

_ _ As the classic saying has it, “The earth is light upon him.” His repose shall be “sweet.”

_ _ draw — follow. He shall share the common lot of mortals; no worse off than they (Hebrews 9:27). Umbreit not so well (for it is not true of “every man”). “Most men follow in his bad steps, as countless such preceded him.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 21:27-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 21:33

Valley — Of the grave, which is low and deep like a valley. Sweet — He shall sweetly rest in his grave. Draw — Heb. he shall draw every man after him, into the grave, all that live after him, whether good or bad, shall follow him to the grave, shall die as he did. So he fares no worse herein than all mankind. He is figuratively said to draw them, because they come after him, as if they were drawn by his example.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 21:33

The (t) clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as [there are] innumerable before him.

(t) He will be glad to lie in a slimy pit, who before could not be content with a royal palace.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
sweet:

Job 3:17-18 There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the weary be at rest. ... [There] the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

every man:

Job 30:23 For I know [that] thou wilt bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Ecclesiastes 1:4 [One] generation passeth away, and [another] generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
Ecclesiastes 8:8 [There is] no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither [hath he] power in the day of death: and [there is] no discharge in [that] war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
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Gn 3:19. Jb 3:17; 30:23. Ec 1:4; 8:8; 12:7. He 9:27.

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