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Job 27:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There shall reach him—like waters—terrors, By night, a storm-wind hath stolen him away;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Terrours take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Pains have come upon him as water, and darkness has carried him away by night.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Terrors 1091
{1091} Prime
From H1089; alarm; hence destruction.
take hold 5381
{5381} Prime
A primitive root; to reach (literally or figuratively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
on him as waters, 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
a tempest 5492
{5492} Prime
From H5486; a hurricane.
stealeth him away 1589
{1589} Prime
A primitive root; to thieve (literally or figuratively); by implication to deceive.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in the night. 3915
{3915} Prime
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.

Job 27:20

_ _ (Job 18:11; Job 22:11, Job 22:21). Like a sudden violent flood (Isaiah 8:7, Isaiah 8:8; Jeremiah 47:2): conversely (Psalms 32:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 27:20

Terrors — From the sense of approaching death or judgment. Waters — As violently and irresistibly, as a river breaking its banks, or deluge of waters bears down all before it. A tempest — God's wrath cometh upon him like a tempest, and withal unexpectedly like a thief in the night.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound [is] in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
Psalms 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Psalms 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalms 69:14-15 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. ... Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Jonah 2:3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

a tempest:

Job 20:23 [When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.
Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that [was] in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
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Ex 12:29. 2K 19:35. Jb 15:21; 18:11; 20:23; 21:18; 22:16. Ps 18:4; 42:7; 69:14. Dn 5:30. Jna 2:3.

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