Job 24:19
New International Version
As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.

New Living Translation
The grave consumes sinners just as drought and heat consume snow.

English Standard Version
Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does Sheol those who have sinned.

Berean Study Bible
As drought and heat consume the melting snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.

King James Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

New King James Version
As drought and heat consume the snow waters, So the grave consumes those who have sinned.

New American Standard Bible
“Dryness and heat snatch away the snow waters, As Sheol snatches those who have sinned.

NASB 1995
"Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.

NASB 1977
“Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.

Amplified Bible
“Drought and heat consume the snow waters; So does Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) [consume] those who have sinned.

Christian Standard Bible
As dry ground and heat snatch away the melted snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As dry ground and heat snatch away the melted snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.

American Standard Version
Drought and heat consume the snow waters:'so doth'sheol those that have sinned.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Drought and heat will seize the waters of the snow, into Sheol they have sinned

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them be withered upon the earth; for they have plundered the sheaves of the fatherless.

Contemporary English Version
Just as the heat of summer swallows the snow, the world of the dead swallows those who sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him pass from the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell.

English Revised Version
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth Sheol those which have sinned.

Good News Translation
As snow vanishes in heat and drought, so sinners vanish from the land of the living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Just as] drought and heat steal water from snow, so the grave steals people who sin.

International Standard Version
As drought and heat evaporate melting snow, that's what Sheol does with sinners.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Drought and heat consume the snow waters; So doth the nether-world those that have sinned.

Literal Standard Version
Drought—also heat—consume snow-waters, "" Sheol—[those who] have sinned.

NET Bible
The drought as well as the heat carry away the melted snow; so the grave takes away those who have sinned.

New Heart English Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters, so does Sheol those who have sinned.

World English Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters, so does Sheol those who have sinned.

Young's Literal Translation
Drought -- also heat -- consume snow-waters, Sheol those who have sinned.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
18They are but foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one turns toward their vineyards. 19As drought and heat consume the melting snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned. 20The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.…

Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 6:16
darkened because of the ice and the inflow of melting snow,

Job 6:17
but ceasing in the dry season and vanishing from their channels in the heat.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. Death will be their shepherd. The upright will rule them in the morning, and their form will decay in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.


Treasury of Scripture

Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so does the grave those which have sinned.

Drought

Job 6:15-17
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; …

consume.

Job 21:23,32-34
One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet…

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.

Psalm 58:8,9
As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun…









(19) So doth the grave those which have sinned.--Job had already spoken of the sudden death of the wicked as a blessing (Job 9:23; Job 21:13), as compared with the lingering torture he himself was called upon to undergo.

Verse 19. - Drought and heat consume the snow waters; so doth the grave those which have sinned. This rendering is further confirmed by the next verse. Accepting it, we must suppose Job to pass at this point to the consideration of the ultimate end of the wicked, though in ver. 21 he returns to the consideration of their ill doings. The heat and drought of summer, he says, consume and dry up all the water which comes from the melting of the winter's snows. So does Shoel, or the grave, absorb, and as it were consume, the wicked.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As drought
צִיָּ֤ה (ṣî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6723: Aridity, a desert

and
גַם־ (ḡam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

heat
חֹ֗ם (ḥōm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2527: Heat

consume
יִגְזְל֥וּ (yiḡ·zə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1497: To pluck off, to flay, strip, rob

the melting snow,
שֶׁ֗לֶג (še·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7950: Snow

so Sheol
שְׁא֣וֹל (šə·’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

steals those who have sinned.
חָטָֽאוּ׃ (ḥā·ṭā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn


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