Job 15:23
New International Version
He wanders about for food like a vulture; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

New Living Translation
They wander around, saying, ‘Where can I find bread?’ They know their day of destruction is near.

English Standard Version
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand;

Berean Study Bible
He wanders about as food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

New American Standard Bible
"He wanders about for food, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.

King James Bible
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Christian Standard Bible
He wanders about for food, asking, "Where is it?" He knows the day of darkness is at hand.

Contemporary English Version
They scrounge around for food, all the while dreading the approaching darkness.

Good News Translation
and vultures are waiting to eat their corpses. They know their future is dark;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He wanders about for food, saying, "Where is it?" He knows the day of darkness is at hand.

International Standard Version
He wanders around for food—where is it? He knows that a time of darkness is near.

NET Bible
he wanders about--food for vultures; he knows that the day of darkness is at hand.

New Heart English Bible
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He wanders around for food and asks, 'Where is it?' He knows that his ruin is close at hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He wandereth abroad for bread: 'Where is it?' He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

New American Standard 1977
“He wanders about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’ He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness is prepared for him.

King James 2000 Bible
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

American King James Version
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

American Standard Version
He wandereth abroad for bread,'saying , Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has been appointed to be food for vultures; and he knows within himself that he is doomed to be a carcass: and a dark day shall carry him away as with a whirlwind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he moveth himself to seek bread, he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
He wandereth abroad for bread, -- where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

English Revised Version
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand:

Webster's Bible Translation
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

World English Bible
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
He is wandering for bread -- 'Where is it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
22He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword. 23He wanders about as food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand. 24Distress and anguish terrify him, overwhelming him like a king poised to attack.…
Cross References
Job 15:22
He despairs of his return from darkness; he is marked for the sword.

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

Job 15:30
He will not escape from the darkness; the flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

Psalm 59:15
They scavenge for food, and growl if they are not satisfied.

Treasury of Scripture

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

wandereth

Job 30:3,4
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste…

Genesis 4:12
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Psalm 59:15
Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

the day

Job 18:5,6,12,18
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine…

Ecclesiastes 11:8
But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.

Joel 2:2
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.







Lexicon
He
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

wanders about
נֹ֘דֵ֤ד (nō·ḏêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

as food
לַלֶּ֣חֶם (lal·le·ḥem)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

for vultures;
אַיֵּ֑ה (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 344: The screamer, a hawk

he knows
יָדַ֓ע ׀ (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the day
יֽוֹם־ (yō·wm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of darkness
חֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

is at hand.
בְּיָד֣וֹ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(23) He wandereth abroad for bread.--This is one of the points in which the picture seems inconsistent, because overdrawn, except that forage as well as plunder may be the object of marauding raids.

Verse 23. - He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? This, again, might appropriately have been said of Cain, who was "a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth" (Genesis 4:14), and may at times have had difficulty in procuring his daily bread. At any rate, it is the frequent experience of the wicked who lose their ill-gotten gains, and are brought down to abject poverty, and actual want of the necessaries of life. "He wanders abroad to be the food of vultures" is a translation of the passage suggested by some moderns (as Merx), and has the support of the Septuagint, κατατέτακται εῖς σῖτα ψυψίν. But it requires a slight change in the pointing. He knoweth that the day of darkness is nigh at hand. "The day of darkness" is probably the day of his decease: this he "knows," or at any rate, surmises, to be near. 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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