Job 20:8
New International Version
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

New Living Translation
They will fade like a dream and not be found. They will vanish like a vision in the night.

English Standard Version
He will fly away like a dream and not be found; he will be chased away like a vision of the night.

Berean Study Bible
He will fly away like a dream, never to be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.

King James Bible
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

New King James Version
He will fly away like a dream, and not be found; Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night.

New American Standard Bible
“He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Like a vision of the night he is chased away.

NASB 1995
"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.

NASB 1977
“He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.

Amplified Bible
“He flies away like a dream and cannot be found; Yes, he is chased away like a vision of the night.

Christian Standard Bible
He will fly away like a dream and never be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will fly away like a dream and never be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.

American Standard Version
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And like a dream he will fly and will not be found, and he will flee as a vision of the night

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Like a dream that has fled away, he shall not be found; and he has fled like a vision of the night.

Contemporary English Version
They will be forgotten like a dream

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a dream that fleeth away he shall not be found, he shall pass as a vision of the night:

English Revised Version
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Good News Translation
They will vanish like a dream, like a vision at night, and never be seen again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will fly away like a dream and not be found. He will be chased away like a vision in the night.

International Standard Version
He'll vanish like a dream, and no one will find him; he will be chased away like a night vision."

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found; Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Literal Standard Version
He flees as a dream, and they do not find him, "" And he is driven away as a vision of the night,

NET Bible
Like a dream he flies away, never again to be found, and like a vision of the night he is put to flight.

New Heart English Bible
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found. Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

World English Bible
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found. Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

Young's Literal Translation
As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
7he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, ‘Where is he?’ 8He will fly away like a dream, never to be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night. 9The eye that saw him will see him no more, and his place will no longer behold him.…

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

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

Job 27:20
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

Job 27:23
It claps its hands at him and hisses him out of his place.

Psalm 73:20
Like one waking from a dream, so You, O Lord, awaken and despise their form.

Psalm 90:5
You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning--

Psalm 90:10
The length of our days is seventy years--or eighty if we are strong--yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

Isaiah 29:7
All the many nations going out to battle against Ariel--even all who war against her, laying siege and attacking her--will be like a dream, like a vision in the night,

Daniel 11:19
After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be no more.


Treasury of Scripture

He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yes, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

fly away

Psalm 73:20
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

Psalm 18:10
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

Psalm 90:5
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.









Verse 8. - He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found; i.e. "as a dream flies, when one awaketh" (see Psalm 73:20; Isaiah 29:7, 8). Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. A "vision of the night" is perhaps something more than a "dream;" but it is equally fugitive, equally unstable-with morning it wholly vanishes away.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He will fly away
יָ֭עוּף (yā·‘ūp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5774: To fly, to faint

like a dream,
כַּחֲל֣וֹם (ka·ḥă·lō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2472: A dream

never
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to be found;
יִמְצָא֑וּהוּ (yim·ṣā·’ū·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

he will be chased away
וְ֝יֻדַּ֗ד (wə·yud·daḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

like a vision
כְּחֶזְי֥וֹן (kə·ḥez·yō·wn)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2384: A revelation, dream

in the night.
לָֽיְלָה׃ (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity


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