Job 27:19
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New International Version
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.

New Living Translation
The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone.

English Standard Version
He goes to bed rich, but will do so no more; he opens his eyes, and his wealth is gone.

Berean Study Bible
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.

New American Standard Bible
"He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.

King James Bible
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Christian Standard Bible
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, it is gone.

Contemporary English Version
Those sinners may go to bed rich, but they will wake up poor.

Good News Translation
One last time they will lie down rich, and when they wake up, they will find their wealth gone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, it is gone.

International Standard Version
He will go to bed wealthy, but won't be doing that anymore! When he opens his eyes, it will be gone!

NET Bible
He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. When he opens his eyes, it is all gone.

New Heart English Bible
He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He may go to bed rich, but he'll never be rich again. When he opens his eyes, nothing will be left.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He lieth down rich, but there shall be nought to gather; He openeth his eyes, and his wealth is not.

New American Standard 1977
“He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no more.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered; he shall open his eyes and not see anyone.

King James 2000 Bible
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.

American King James Version
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.

American Standard Version
He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered to his fathers ; He openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

English Revised Version
He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Webster's Bible Translation
The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

World English Bible
He lies down rich, but he shall not do so again. He opens his eyes, and he is not.

Young's Literal Translation
Rich he lieth down, and he is not gathered, His eyes he hath opened, and he is not.
Study Bible
The Wicked Man's Portion
18The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut set up by a watchman. 19He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone. 20Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.…
Cross References
Job 7:8
The eye that beholds me will no longer see me. You will look for me, but I will be no more.

Job 7:21
Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more."

Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, 'Where is he?'

Treasury of Scripture

The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.

shall lie

Job 14:13-15 O that you would hide me in the grave, that you would keep me secret, …

Job 21:23-26,30 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet…

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

gathered

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all …

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

he openeth

Job 20:7-9 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen …

Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as …

Psalm 73:19,20 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly …

he is not

Job 8:22 They that hate you shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling …

Job 14:10,12 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he…

Job 24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; …







(19) But he shall not be gathered.--Some ancient versions read, "but he shall do so no more;" but the "gathering" may refer to his wealth. "He openeth his eyes, and it (i.e., his wealth) is not;" or it may mean that as soon as he opens his eyes, hoping to enjoy his riches, he shall be no more, but be suddenly cut off. This sense appears to accord with the following verses.

Verse 19. - The rich man lieth down; rather, he lieth down rich (see the Revised Version). But he shall not be gathered. If we accept the present text, we may translate, But it (i.e. his wealth) shall not be gathered' and suppose his wealth to have consisted in agricultural produce. Or we may alter יאספ into יוסיפ, and translate, He lieth down rich, but he shall do so no more - a correction to which the οὐ προσθήσει of the Septuagint points. He openeth his eyes, and he is not. Some translate, "It is not;" i.e. the harvest, in which his wealth consisted, is not - it has been all destroyed by blight or robbers Those who render, "He is not," generally suppose that he opens his eyes only to find himself in the hands of murderers. The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered,.... That is, the wicked rich man; and the sense is, either he shall lie down upon his bed, but shall not be gathered to rest, shall get no sleep, the abundance of his riches, and the fear of losing them, or his life for them, will not suffer him to compose himself to sleep; or else it expresses his sudden loss of them, he "lies down" at night to take his rest, "and it is not gathered", his riches are not gathered or taken away from him, but remain with him:

he openeth his eyes: in the morning, when he awakes from sleep:

and it is not; by one providence or another he is stripped of all substance; or rather this is to be understood of his death, and of what befalls him at that time: death is often in Scripture signified by lying down, sleeping, and taking rest, as on a bed, see Job 14:10; rich men die as well as others; their riches cannot profit them, or be of any avail to them to ward off the stroke of death, and their death is miserable; he is "not gathered", or "shall not gather" (m), he cannot gather up his riches, and carry it with him, Psalm 49:15, 1 Timothy 6:7; "he openeth his eyes" in another world, "and it is not", his riches are not with him; or, as the Vulgate Latin version, "he shall find nothing"; or rather the meaning is, he is "not gathered"; to his grave, as Jarchi and Ben Gersom; and so Mr. Broughton, "he is not taken up", that is, as he interprets it, to be honestly buried. He is not buried in the sepulchres of his ancestors, which is often in Scripture signified by a man being gathered to his people, or to his fathers; but here it is suggested, that, notwithstanding all his riches, he should have no burial, or, what is worse than that, when he dies he should not be gathered to the saints and people of God, or into God's garner, into heaven and happiness: "but he openeth his eyes"; in hell, as the rich man is said to do, and finds himself in inexpressible torment: "and he is not"; on earth, in his palace he built, nor among his numerous family, friends, and acquaintance, and in the possession of his earthly riches, but is in hell in the most miserable and distressed condition that can be conceived of. Some think this last clause respects the suddenness of his death, one "opens his eyes", and looks at him, "and he is not"; he is dead, in the twinkling of an eye, and is no more in the land of the living; but the former sense is best.

(m) "nihil secum auferet", V. L. 19. gathered—buried honorably (Ge 25:8; 2Ki 22:20). But Umbreit, agreeably to Job 27:18, which describes the short continuance of the sinner's prosperity, "He layeth himself rich in his bed, and nothing is robbed from him, he openeth his eyes, and nothing more is there." If English Version be retained, the first clause probably means, rich though he be in dying, he shall not be honored with a funeral; the second, When he opens his eyes in the unseen world, it is only to see his destruction: the Septuagint reads for "not gathered," He does not proceed, that is, goes to his bed no more. So Maurer.27:11-23 Job's friends, on the same subject, spoke of the misery of wicked men before death as proportioned to their crimes; Job considered that if it were not so, still the consequences of their death would be dreadful. Job undertook to set this matter in a true light. Death to a godly man, is like a fair gale of wind to convey him to the heavenly country; but, to a wicked man, it is like a storm, that hurries him away to destruction. While he lived, he had the benefit of sparing mercy; but now the day of God's patience is over, and he will pour out upon him his wrath. When God casts down a man, there is no flying from, nor bearing up under his anger. Those who will not now flee to the arms of Divine grace, which are stretched out to receive them, will not be able to flee from the arms of Divine wrath, which will shortly be stretched out to destroy them. And what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and thus lose his own soul?
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