Job 15:21
New International Version
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

New Living Translation
The sound of terror rings in their ears, and even on good days they fear the attack of the destroyer.

English Standard Version
Dreadful sounds are in his ears; in prosperity the destroyer will come upon him.

Berean Study Bible
Sounds of terror fill his ears; in his prosperity the destroyer attacks him.

King James Bible
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

New King James Version
Dreadful sounds are in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer comes upon him.

New American Standard Bible
“Sounds of terror are in his ears; While he is at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

NASB 1995
“Sounds of terror are in his ears; While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

NASB 1977
“Sounds of terror are in his ears, While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.

Amplified Bible
“A [dreadful] sound of terrors is in his ears; While at peace and in a time of prosperity the destroyer comes upon him [the tent of the robber is not at peace].

Christian Standard Bible
Dreadful sounds fill his ears; when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dreadful sounds fill his ears; when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.

American Standard Version
A sound of terrors is in his ears; In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The sound of terror is in his ears and in peace the Destroyer will come upon him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his terror is in his ears: just when he seems to be at peace, his overthrow will come.

Contemporary English Version
Even in times of success, they constantly hear the threat of doom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sound of dread is always in his ears: and when there is peace, he always suspecteth treason.

English Revised Version
A sound of terrors is in his ears; in prosperity the spoiler shall come upon him:

Good News Translation
Voices of terror will scream in their ears, and robbers attack when they think they are safe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Terrifying sounds are in his ears. While he enjoys peace, the destroyer comes to him.

International Standard Version
Terrifying sounds ring in his ears; when times are prosperous, the Destroyer will attack him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A sound of terrors is in his ears: In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Literal Standard Version
A fearful voice [is] in his ears, In peace a destroyer comes to him.

NET Bible
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; in a time of peace marauders attack him.

New Heart English Bible
A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

World English Bible
A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Young's Literal Translation
A fearful voice is in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
20A wicked man writhes in pain all his days; only a few years are reserved for the ruthless. 21Sounds of terror fill his ears; in his prosperity the destroyer attacks him. 22He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword.…

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and security," destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Job 15:24
Distress and anguish terrify him, overwhelming him like a king poised to attack.

Job 18:11
Terrors frighten him on every side and harass his every step.

Job 18:14
He is torn from the shelter of his tent and is marched off to the king of terrors.

Job 20:21
Nothing is left for him to consume; thus his prosperity will not endure.

Job 20:25
It is drawn out of his back, the gleaming point from his liver. Terrors come over him.

Job 22:10
Therefore snares surround you, and sudden peril terrifies you;


Treasury of Scripture

A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

dreadful sound.

Job 18:11
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Genesis 3:9,10
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? …

Leviticus 26:36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

in prosperity

Job 1:13-19
And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: …

Job 20:5-7,22-24
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? …

Leviticus 26:36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

the destroyer

1 Corinthians 10:10
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Revelation 9:11
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.









Verse 21. - A dreadful sound is in his ears; literally, a sound of terrors. Fears of all kinds beset him, lest he should lose his prosperity. Sometimes they seem actually to sound in his ears. Prosper as he may, he feels that in prosperity the destroyer shall one day come upon him. "The destroyer" may be either the destroying angel, or the avenger of blood, or a robber-chief at the head of a band of marauders.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Sounds
קוֹל־ (qō·wl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of terror
פְּחָדִ֥ים (pə·ḥā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6343: A, alarm

fill his ears;
בְּאָזְנָ֑יו (bə·’ā·zə·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

in his prosperity
בַּ֝שָּׁל֗וֹם (baš·šā·lō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

the destroyer
שׁוֹדֵ֥ד (šō·w·ḏêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7703: To deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin

attacks him.
יְבוֹאֶֽנּוּ׃ (yə·ḇō·w·’en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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