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Job 36:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They die in youth, And their life [perisheth] among the unclean.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They die in youth, And their life [perishes] among the cult prostitutes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Their soul dieth in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Their soul should die in youth, and their life, among the unclean.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Their soul dieth in youth, And their life among the defiled.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Their soul shall die in a storm, and their life among the effeminate.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They die in youth, and their life [is] among the vncleane.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore let their soul die in youth, and their life be wounded by messengers [of death].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They die in youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
die 4191
{4191} Prime
A primitive root; to die (literally or figuratively); causatively to kill.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in youth, 5290
{5290} Prime
From H5287; (abstractly) boyhood (compare H5288).
and their life 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
[is] among the unclean. 6945
{6945} Prime
From H6942; a (quasi) sacred person, that is, (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:13-15.

Job 36:14

_ _ Rather (Deuteronomy 23:17), Their life is (ended) as that of (literally, “among”) the unclean, prematurely and dishonorably. So the second clause answers to the first. A warning that Job make not common cause with the wicked (Job 34:36).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 36:14

Die — They provoke God to cut them off before their time. Unclean — Or, Sodomites; to whose destruction, he may allude. They shall die by some exemplary stroke of Divine vengeance. Yea, and after death, their life is among the unclean, the unclean spirits, the devil and his angels, for ever excluded from the new Jerusalem, into which no unclean thing shall enter.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 36:14

They die in (k) youth, and their life [is] among the unclean.

(k) They die of some vile death, and that before they come to age.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
They die:
Heb. Their soul dieth,
Job 15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
Job 21:23-25 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. ... And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:
Genesis 38:7-10 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. ... And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
Leviticus 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. ... And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

or, sodomites,
Genesis 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
Genesis 19:24-25 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; ... And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
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Gn 19:5, 24; 38:7. Lv 10:1. Dt 23:17. Jb 15:32; 21:23; 22:16. Ps 55:23.

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