Job 21:26
New International Version
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.

New Living Translation
But both are buried in the same dust, both eaten by the same maggots.

English Standard Version
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.

Berean Study Bible
But together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them both.

New American Standard Bible
"Together they lie down in the dust, And worms cover them.

King James Bible
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

Christian Standard Bible
But they both lie in the dust, and worms cover them.

Contemporary English Version
But we all end up dead, beneath a blanket of worms.

Good News Translation
But all alike die and are buried; they all are covered with worms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they both lie in the dust, and worms cover them.

International Standard Version
They both lie down in the dust; and worms cover them."

NET Bible
Together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover over them both.

New Heart English Bible
They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They lie down alike in the dust, And the worm covereth them.

New American Standard 1977
“Together they lie down in the dust, And worms cover them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

American King James Version
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

American Standard Version
They lie down alike in the dust, And the worm covereth them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they lie down in the earth together, and corruption covers them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.

Darby Bible Translation
Together they lie down in the dust, and the worms cover them.

English Revised Version
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worm covereth them.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

World English Bible
They lie down alike in the dust. The worm covers them.

Young's Literal Translation
Together -- on the dust they lie down, And the worm doth cover them over.
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
25Yet another man dies in the bitterness of his soul, having never tasted prosperity. 26But together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them both. 27Behold, I know your thoughts full well, the schemes by which you would wrong me.…
Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 17:14
and say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'

Job 20:11
The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie down with him in the dust.

Job 21:25
Yet another man dies in the bitterness of his soul, having never tasted prosperity.

Job 21:27
Behold, I know your thoughts full well, the schemes by which you would wrong me.

Job 24:20
The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
It is the same for all: There is a common fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as it is for the one who makes a vow, so it is for the one who refuses to take a vow.

Isaiah 14:11
Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, with the music of your harps. Maggots spread out beneath you, and worms cover you.

Treasury of Scripture

They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

alike

Job 3:18,19
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor…

Job 20:11
His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

Ecclesiastes 9:2
All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

the worms

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Job 19:26
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.







Lexicon
But together
יַ֭חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly

they lie down
יִשְׁכָּ֑בוּ (yiš·kā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the dust,
עָפָ֣ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

and worms
וְ֝רִמָּ֗ה (wə·rim·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7415: A maggot

cover
תְּכַסֶּ֥ה (tə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

them [both].
עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(26) They shall lie down alike in the dust.--Not only, therefore, is the inequality of their life a stumbling-block, but so also is the equality which obliterates all distinction between them in death.

Verse 26. - They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them. However different the circumstances of their life, men are alike in their death. One event happens to all. All die, are laid in the dust, and become the prey of worms. 21:17-26 Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.
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