Proverbs 1:27
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New International Version
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

New Living Translation
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone, and anguish and distress overwhelm you.

English Standard Version
when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

New American Standard Bible
When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.

King James Bible
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you.

International Standard Version
when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.

NET Bible
when what you dread comes like a whirlwind, and disaster strikes you like a devastating storm, when distressing trouble comes on you.

New Heart English Bible
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your destruction will come like a hurricane, and when trouble and adversity comes against them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when panic strikes you like a violent storm, when calamity strikes you like a wind storm, when trouble and anguish come to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When your dread cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When trouble and distress come upon you.

New American Standard 1977
When your dread comes like a storm,
            And your calamity comes on like a whirlwind,
            When distress and anguish come on you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
when what you have feared comes as destruction, and your calamity comes as a whirlwind; when tribulation and anguish come upon you.

King James 2000 Bible
When your terror comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.

American King James Version
When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes on you.

American Standard Version
When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon you:

Darby Bible Translation
when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you:

English Revised Version
When your fear cometh as a storm, and your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you.

Webster's Bible Translation
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

World English Bible
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.

Young's Literal Translation
When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:20-33 Solomon, having showed how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here declares how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God. Christ himself is Wisdom, is Wisdoms. Three sorts of persons are here called by Him: 1. Simple ones. Sinners are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and flatter themselves in their wickedness. 2. Scorners. Proud, jovial people, that make a jest of every thing. Scoffers at religion, that run down every thing sacred and serious. 3. Fools. Those are the worst of fools that hate to be taught, and have a rooted dislike to serious godliness. The precept is plain; Turn you at my reproof. We do not make a right use of reproofs, if we do not turn from evil to that which is good. The promises are very encouraging. Men cannot turn by any power of their own; but God answers, Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you. Special grace is needful to sincere conversion. But that grace shall never be denied to any who seek it. The love of Christ, and the promises mingled with his reproofs, surely should have the attention of every one. It may well be asked, how long men mean to proceed in such a perilous path, when the uncertainty of life and the consequences of dying without Christ are considered? Now sinners live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance; but their calamity will come. Now God is ready to hear their prayers; but then they shall cry in vain. Are we yet despisers of wisdom? Let us hearken diligently, and obey the Lord Jesus, that we may enjoy peace of conscience and confidence in God; be free from evil, in life, in death, and for ever.
Study Bible
Wisdom Calls Aloud
26I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, 27When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. 28"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,…
Cross References
Job 27:9
"Will God hear his cry When distress comes upon him?

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Proverbs 10:25
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Treasury of Scripture

When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes on you.

your fear

Proverbs 3:25,26 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, …

Proverbs 10:24,25 The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the …

Psalm 69:22-28 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should …

Luke 21:26,34,35 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things …

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

as a

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

Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall …

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

distress

Luke 21:23-25 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, …

Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man that does evil, of …

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