Job 15:22
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New International Version
He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness; he is marked for the sword.

New Living Translation
They dare not go out into the darkness for fear they will be murdered.

English Standard Version
He does not believe that he will return out of darkness, and he is marked for the sword.

New American Standard Bible
"He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword.

King James Bible
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He doesn't believe he will return from darkness; he is destined for the sword.

International Standard Version
He does not believe he will escape darkness; he is destined for the sword.

NET Bible
He does not expect to escape from darkness; he is marked for the sword;

New Heart English Bible
He doesn't believe that he shall return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He doesn't believe he'll return from the dark. He is destined [to be killed] with a sword.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, And he is waited for of the sword.

New American Standard 1977
“He does not believe that he will return from darkness,
            And he is destined for the sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He will not believe that he shall return out of darkness, and he is always watching the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for by the sword.

American King James Version
He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

American Standard Version
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, And he is waited for of the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He believeth not that he may return from darkness to light, looking round about for the sword on every side.

Darby Bible Translation
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is singled out for the sword.

English Revised Version
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword:

Webster's Bible Translation
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for by the sword.

World English Bible
He doesn't believe that he shall return out of darkness. He is waited for by the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
He believeth not to return from darkness, And watched is he for the sword.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
21"Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him. 22"He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword. 23"He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.…
Cross References
Job 15:23
"He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.

Job 15:30
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.

Job 19:29
"Then be afraid of the sword for yourselves, For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, So that you may know there is judgment."

Job 27:14
"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.

Job 33:18
He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.

Job 36:12
"But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.
Treasury of Scripture

He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

He believeth not

Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that …

Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe …

2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down …

Isaiah 8:21,22 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it …

Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, …

and he is

Job 20:24,25 He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike …

Verse 22. - He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness. He has no hope of recovering his prosperity, when calamity has once stricken him down, since he knows that his calamity is deserved, and feels that it is God's judgment upon him for his sins. And he is waited for of the sword. He feels as if an enemy was lying in wait for him at every turn, with his sword drawn, ready to slay him. Professor Lee compares the words of Cain, "It shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me" (Genesis 4:14). He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness,.... When he lies down at night he despairs of ever seeing the light of the morning, through fear of an enemy, a robber, a murderer, or of one disaster or another, Deuteronomy 28:66; or when he is in any affliction and calamity, which is often signified by darkness, he cannot persuade himself that he shall ever be delivered out of it, and restored to his former condition again: and here Eliphaz seems to glance at Job, who had no hope of his being brought into such a state of prosperity he had been in; whereas good men, when in darkness, believe they shall be brought again to the light, as the church in Micah 7:8; or the infidel, who knows he must be laid in the dark and silent grave; the Heathen man, such as were many of the neighbours of Eliphaz, the Idumeans, among whom he dwelt, who were without the hope of a glorious resurrection; and which is an article of pure revelation, and which the idolatrous Heathen were strangers to, and so believed it not, or any deliverance from the grave; or this may respect the blackness of darkness, the outer darkness, the darkness of hell, which when once a wicked man is cast into, and enveloped with, he despairs, as he well may, of ever being delivered out of it:

and he is waited for of the sword; or by them that kill with the sword, as the Targum, who lie in wait for him, to rob him, and kill him; or in his own apprehension he seems to have nothing but drawn swords about him, or a sword hanging over his head, or the judgments of God ready to fall upon him for his sins; for he, having killed others with the sword, must expect to be killed with it himself. 22. darkness—namely, danger or calamity. Glancing at Job, who despaired of restoration: in contrast to good men when in darkness (Mic 7:8, 9).

waited for of—that is, He is destined for the sword [Gesenius]. Rather (in the night of danger), "he looks anxiously towards the sword," as if every sword was drawn against him [Umbreit].15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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