Job 30:23
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New International Version
I know you will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.

New Living Translation
And I know you are sending me to my death--the destination of all who live.

English Standard Version
For I know that you will bring me to death and to the house appointed for all living.

New American Standard Bible
"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.

King James Bible
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, I know that You will lead me to death-- the place appointed for all who live.

International Standard Version
I know that you're about to kill me, so I'm about to go to the house that's appointed for all the living."

NET Bible
I know that you are bringing me to death, to the meeting place for all the living.

New Heart English Bible
For I know that you will bring me to death, To the house appointed for all living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know you will lead me to death, to the dwelling place appointed for all living beings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I know that Thou wilt bring me to death, And to the house appointed for all living.

New American Standard 1977
“For I know that Thou wilt bring me to death
            And to the house of meeting for all living.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I know that thou dost conduct me unto death and to the house appointed for all living.

King James 2000 Bible
For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

American King James Version
For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

American Standard Version
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, And to the house appointed for all living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that thou wilt deliver me to death, where a house is appointed for every one that liveth.

Darby Bible Translation
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and into the house of assemblage for all living.

English Revised Version
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

World English Bible
For I know that you will bring me to death, To the house appointed for all living.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have known To death Thou dost bring me back, And to the house appointed for all living.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
22"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm. 23"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living. 24"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, Or in his disaster therefore cry out for help?…
Cross References
2 Samuel 14:14
"For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.

Job 3:19
"The small and the great are there, And the slave is free from his master.

Job 9:22
"It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'

Job 10:8
'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me?

Ecclesiastes 12:5
Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.
Treasury of Scripture

For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.

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Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Verse 23. - For I know that thou wilt bring me to death. Job has all along expressed his conviction that he has nothing to look for but death. He feels within himself the seeds of a mortal malady; for such, practically, was elephantiasis in Job's time. He is devoid of any expectation of recovery. Death must come upon him, he thinks, ere long; and then God will bring him to the house appointed for all living. This, as he has already explained (Job 10:21, 22), is "the land of darkness and the shadow of death, a land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." It is a melancholy prospect; but we must regard it as cheered by the hope of an ultimate resurrection, such as seems indicated, if not absolutely proclaimed, in Job 19:25-27 (see the comment on that passage). For I know that thou wilt bring me to death,.... Quickly and by the present affliction upon him; he was assured, as he thought, that this was the view and design of God in this providence, under which he was to bring him to death and the grave; that he would never take off his hand till he had brought him to the dust of death, to that lifeless dust from whence he had his original; otherwise, that he would he brought thither, sooner or later, was no great masterpiece of knowledge; every man knows this will be the case with him as with all; death is become necessary by sin, which brought it into the world, and the sentence of it on all men in it, and by the decree and appointment of God, by which it is fixed and settled that all should die; and this is confirmed by all experience in all ages, a very few excepted, only two persons, Enoch and Elijah, Genesis 5:24, sometimes the death of persons is made known to them by divine revelation, as to Aaron and Moses, Numbers 20:12; and sometimes it may be gathered to be nigh from the symptoms of it on the body; from growing diseases, and the infirmities of old age; but Job concluded it from the manner of God's dealing with him, as he thought in wrath and indignation, determining to make an utter end of him:

and to the house appointed for all living; the grave, which is the house for the body when dead to be brought unto and lodged in; as the "house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens", 2 Corinthians 5:1, is for the soul in its separate state, until the resurrection morn; which house or grave is man's "long home", Ecclesiastes 12:5; and this is prepared and appointed for all men living, since all must die; and all that die have a house or grave, though that is sometimes a watery, and not an earthy one; however the dust of everybody has a receptacle provided for it, where it is reserved until the time of the resurrection, and then it is brought forth, Revelation 20:13; and this is by divine appointment; the word used signifies both an appointed time and place, and is often used of the Jewish solemnities, which were fixed with respect to both; and also of the people or congregation that attended them; the grave is the general rendezvous of mankind, and both the time when and the place where the dead are gathered and brought unto it are fixed by the determinate will and counsel of God. 23. This shows Job 19:25 cannot be restricted to Job's hope of a temporal deliverance.

death—as in Job 28:22, the realm of the dead (Heb 9:27; Ge 3:19).30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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