Job 20:26
New International Version
total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

New Living Translation
Their treasures will be thrown into deepest darkness. A wildfire will devour their goods, consuming all they have left.

English Standard Version
Utter darkness is laid up for his treasures; a fire not fanned will devour him; what is left in his tent will be consumed.

Berean Study Bible
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

New American Standard Bible
Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor in his tent.

King James Bible
All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

Christian Standard Bible
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned by human hands will consume him; it will feed on what is left in his tent.

Contemporary English Version
and what they treasure most will be lost in the dark. God will send flames to destroy them in their tents with all their property.

Good News Translation
Everything they have saved is destroyed; a fire not lit by human hands burns them and all their family.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned by human hands will consume him; it will feed on what is left in his tent.

International Standard Version
"Total darkness has been reserved for his treasures; a fire that has no need to be kindled will devour him and consume whatever remains in his possession.

NET Bible
Total darkness waits to receive his treasures; a fire which has not been kindled will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

New Heart English Bible
All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire shall devour him. It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Total darkness waits in hiding for his treasure. A fire that no one fans will burn him. Whatever is left in his tent will be devoured.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All darkness is laid up for his treasures; A fire not blown by man shall consume him; It shall go ill with him that is left in his tent.

New American Standard 1977
Complete darkness is held in reserve for his treasures, And unfanned fire will devour him; It will consume the survivor in his tent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All darkness is kept for his secrets; a fire not blown shall consume him; his successor shall be broken in his tent.

King James 2000 Bible
All darkness shall be laid up for his treasures: a fire not blown upon shall consume him; it shall go ill with him who is left in his tent.

American King James Version
All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

American Standard Version
All darkness is laid up for his treasures: A fire not blown by man'shall devour him; It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let all darkness wait for him: a fire that burns not out shall consume him; and let a stranger plague his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All darkness is hid in his secret places: a fire that is not kindled shall devour him, he shall be afflicted when left in his tabernacle.

Darby Bible Translation
All darkness is laid up for his treasures: a fire not blown shall devour him; it shall feed upon what is left in his tent.

English Revised Version
All darkness is laid up for his treasures: a fire not blown by man shall devour him; it shall consume that which is left in his tent.

Webster's Bible Translation
All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

World English Bible
All darkness is laid up for his treasures. An unfanned fire shall devour him. It shall consume that which is left in his tent.

Young's Literal Translation
All darkness is hid for his treasures, Consume him doth a fire not blown, Broken is the remnant in his tent.
Study Bible
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
25It is drawn out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors come over him. 26Total darkness is reserved for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent. 27The heavens will expose his iniquity, and the earth will rise up against him.…
Cross References
Job 5:14
They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.

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.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into darkness and is chased from the inhabited world.

Psalm 21:9
You will place them in a fiery furnace at the time of your appearing. In His wrath the LORD will engulf them, and the fire will consume them.

Treasury of Scripture

All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

darkness

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

Isaiah 8:22
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Matthew 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

a fire

Psalm 21:9
Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

Psalm 120:4
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

Isaiah 30:33
For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

it shall go

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Psalm 109:9-15
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow…

Isaiah 14:20-22
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned…







Lexicon
Total
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

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

is reserved
טָמ֪וּן (ṭā·mūn)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2934: To hide, conceal

for his treasures.
לִצְפּ֫וּנָ֥יו (liṣ·pū·nāw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

A fire
אֵ֣שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 784: A fire

unfanned
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

will consume him
תְּ֭אָכְלֵהוּ (tə·’ā·ḵə·lê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and devour what is left
שָׂרִ֣יד (śā·rîḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8300: A survivor

in his tent.
בְּאָהֳלֽוֹ׃ (bə·’ā·ho·lōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent
(26) All darkness shall be hid in his secret places.--Rather, All darkness, every kind of disaster, is laid up for his secret treasures.

A fire not blown.--By human hands, &c.

Verse 26. - All darkness shall be hid in his secret places; literally, all darkness is reserved for his treasures' which some understand of his hidden earthly treasures, which no one shall ever find - some of the retribution laid up for him by God, which will be such darkness as Job describes in Job 10:21, 22. A fire not blown shall consume him; i.e. "a fire lighted by no human hands," probably lightning or brimstone from heaven (Job his tent, i.e. in his dwelling. His wife, his children, if he has any, and his domestics, shall be involved in the general ruin. 20:23-29 Zophar, having described the vexations which attend wicked practices, shows their ruin from God's wrath. There is no fence against this, but in Christ, who is the only Covert from the storm and tempest, Isa 32:2. Zophar concludes, This is the portion of a wicked man from God; it is allotted him. Never was any doctrine better explained, or worse applied, than this by Zophar, who intended to prove Job a hypocrite. Let us receive the good explanation, and make a better application, for warning to ourselves, to stand in awe and sin not. One view of Jesus, directed by the Holy Spirit, and by him suitably impressed upon our souls, will quell a thousand carnal reasonings about the suffering of the faithful.
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