Job 27:20
New International Version
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.

New Living Translation
Terror overwhelms them like a flood, and they are blown away in the storms of the night.

English Standard Version
Terrors overtake him like a flood; in the night a whirlwind carries him off.

Berean Study Bible
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.

King James Bible
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

New King James Version
Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.

New American Standard Bible
“Terrors overtake him like a flood; A storm steals him away in the night.

NASB 1995
“Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.

NASB 1977
“Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.

Amplified Bible
“Terrors overtake him like a [suddenly rising] flood; A windstorm steals him away in the night.

Christian Standard Bible
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a storm wind sweeps him away at night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a storm wind sweeps him away at night.

American Standard Version
Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Trouble will overtake him like waters and The Spirit in the night like a flying tempest will take him away

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Pains have come upon him as water, and darkness has carried him away by night.

Contemporary English Version
Terror will strike at night like a flood or a storm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night.

English Revised Version
Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Good News Translation
Terror will strike like a sudden flood; a wind in the night will blow them away;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Terrors overtake him like a flood. A windstorm snatches him away at night.

International Standard Version
Terror will overtake him like a flood, at night, a tornado will sweep him away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Literal Standard Version
Terrors overtake him as waters, By night a whirlwind has stolen him away.

NET Bible
Terrors overwhelm him like a flood; at night a whirlwind carries him off.

New Heart English Bible
Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.

World English Bible
Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.

Young's Literal Translation
Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wicked Man's Portion
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. 21The east wind carries him away, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.…

Cross References
Job 15:21
Sounds of terror fill his ears; in his prosperity the destroyer attacks him.

Job 20:8
He will fly away like a dream, never to be found; he will be chased away like a vision in the night.

Job 24:18
They are but foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one turns toward their vineyards.

Job 34:20
They die in an instant, in the middle of the night. The people convulse and pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

Terrors

Job 15:21
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Job 18:11
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Job 22:16
Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

a tempest

Job 20:23
When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

Job 21:18
They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.

Exodus 12:29
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.









Verse 20. - Terrors take hold on him as waters (comp. Job 18:11). Terrors sweep over the wicked man like a flood of waters - vague terrors with respect to the past, the present, and the future. He fears the vengeance of these whom he has oppressed and injured, the loss of his prosperity at any moment by a reverse of fortune, and a final retribution at the hand of God commensurate with his ill desert. He is at all times uneasy; sometimes he experiences a sudden rush upon him of such gloomy thoughts, which overwhelms him, and sweeps him away like a mighty stream. A tempest stealeth him away in the night. While he is off his guard, as it were, in the night, a sudden storm bursts on him, and removes him from his place.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Terrors
בַּלָּה֑וֹת (bal·lā·hō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1091: Terror, dreadful event, calamity, destruction

overtake
תַּשִּׂיגֵ֣הוּ (taś·śî·ḡê·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5381: To reach, overtake

him like a flood;
כַ֭מַּיִם (ḵam·ma·yim)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

a tempest
סוּפָֽה׃ (sū·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5492: A storm wind

sweeps him away
גְּנָבַ֥תּוּ (gə·nā·ḇat·tū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1589: To thieve, to deceive

in the night.
לַ֝֗יְלָה (lay·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity


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