Job 27:21
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New International Version
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

New Living Translation
The east wind carries them away, and they are gone. It sweeps them away.

English Standard Version
The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

New American Standard Bible
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.

King James Bible
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An east wind picks him up, and he is gone; it carries him away from his place.

International Standard Version
He'll be swept up by a storm wind and carried away; he'll be whirled away from his place.

NET Bible
The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The east wind carries him away, and he's gone. It sweeps him from his place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The east wind shall take him away, and he shall depart; the storm shall catch him up out of his place.

King James 2000 Bible
The east wind carries him away, and he is gone: and as a storm hurls him out of his place.

American King James Version
The east wind carries him away, and he departs: and as a storm hurles him out of his place.

American Standard Version
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; And it sweepeth him out of his place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A burning wind shall take him up, and carry him away, and as a whirlwind shall snatch him from his place.

Darby Bible Translation
The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.

English Revised Version
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth; and it sweepeth him out of his place.

Webster's Bible Translation
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

World English Bible
The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.

Young's Literal Translation
Take him up doth an east wind, and he goeth, And it frighteneth him from his place,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:11-23 Job's friends, on the same subject, spoke of the misery of wicked men before death as proportioned to their crimes; Job considered that if it were not so, still the consequences of their death would be dreadful. Job undertook to set this matter in a true light. Death to a godly man, is like a fair gale of wind to convey him to the heavenly country; but, to a wicked man, it is like a storm, that hurries him away to destruction. While he lived, he had the benefit of sparing mercy; but now the day of God's patience is over, and he will pour out upon him his wrath. When God casts down a man, there is no flying from, nor bearing up under his anger. Those who will not now flee to the arms of Divine grace, which are stretched out to receive them, will not be able to flee from the arms of Divine wrath, which will shortly be stretched out to destroy them. And what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and thus lose his own soul?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth. The khamsin wind, coming with all its violence and burning heat, drives him before it, and is irresistible (see 'Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 2. p. 482). And as a storm hurleth him out of his place. This is little more than a repetition of the previous hemistich. The man is swept from the earth by a storm of calamity

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The east wind carrieth him away,.... Which is very strong and powerful, and carries all before it; afflictions are sometimes compared to it, Isaiah 27:8; and here either death, accompanied with the wrath of God, which carries the wicked man, sore against his will, out of the world, from his house, his family, his friends, his possessions, and estates, and carries him to hell to be a companion with devils, and share with them in all the miseries of that dreadful state and place. The Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions render it, "a burning wind", such as are frequent in the eastern countries, which carry a man off at once, so that he has only time at most to say, I burn, and immediately drops down dead, as Thevenot, and other travellers, relate; which is thus described;

"it is a wind called "Samiel", or poison wind, a very hot one, that reigns in summer from Mosul to Surrat, but only by land, not upon the water; they who have breathed that wind fall instantly dead upon the place, though sometimes they have time to say that they burn within. No sooner does a man die by this wind but he becomes as black as a coal; and if one take him by his leg, arm, or any other place, his flesh comes from the same, and is plucked off by the hand that would lift him up (n):''

and again, it is observed, that in Persia, if a man, in June or July, breathes in certain hot south winds that come from the sea, he falls down dead, and at most has no more time than to say he burns (o). Wicked men are like chaff and stubble, and they can no more resist death than either of these can resist the east wind; and they are as easily burnt up and consumed with the burning wind of God's wrath as they are by devouring flames; and though wicked men and hypocrites may think all will be well with them if they have but time to say, Lord have mercy on us; they may be carried off with such a burning wind, or scorching disease, as to be able only to say, that they burn, and not in their bodies only, but in their souls also, feeling the wrath of God in their consciences: or this may have respect to the devouring flames of hell they are surrounded with upon dying, or immediately after death, see Isaiah 33:14;

and he departeth; out of the world, not willingly, but, whether he will or not, he must depart; or rather he will be bid to depart, and he will depart from the bar of God, from his presence, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

an as a storm hurleth him out of his place: this is done either at death, when as a storm hurls a tree, or any other thing, out of its place, so is the sinner forced out of his place in a tempestuous manner, through the power and wrath of God, so that his place knows him no more; and he is hurried into hell and everlasting destruction, just as the sinning angels were hurled out of heaven, and cast down into hell, and there will be no place found in heaven for them any more; or rather this will be his case at judgment, which immediately follows, where the wicked shall not stand, or be able to justify themselves, and make their case good; but with the storm of divine wrath and vengeance shall be hurled from thence, and go, being driven, into everlasting punishment.

(n) Thevenot's Travels into the Levant, par. 2. B. 1. ch. 12. p. 54. (o) Thevenot's Travels into the Levant, par. 2. B. 3. ch. 5. p. 135.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. (Job 21:18; 15:2; Ps 58:9).

Job 27:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The State of the Godless
20"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night. 21"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place. 22"For it will hurl at him without sparing; He will surely try to flee from its power.…
Cross References
Job 7:10
He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 21:18
How often are they like straw before the wind, like chaff swept away by a gale?

Job 30:22
You snatch me up and drive me before the wind; you toss me about in the storm.

Psalm 58:9
Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns-- whether they be green or dry--the wicked will be swept away.

Psalm 102:10
because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.

Jeremiah 18:17
Like a wind from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back and not my face in the day of their disaster."
Treasury of Scripture

The east wind carries him away, and he departs: and as a storm hurles him out of his place.

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Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will …

Hosea 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brothers, an east wind shall come, …

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Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as …

Psalm 83:15 So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm.

Nahum 1:3-8 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all …

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, …

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