Job 4:20
New International Version
Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.

New Living Translation
They are alive in the morning but dead by evening, gone forever without a trace.

English Standard Version
Between morning and evening they are beaten to pieces; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.

Berean Study Bible
They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; unnoticed, they perish forever.

New American Standard Bible
'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.

King James Bible
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

Christian Standard Bible
They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; they perish forever while no one notices.

Contemporary English Version
Born after daybreak, you die before nightfall and disappear forever.

Good News Translation
We may be alive in the morning, but die unnoticed before evening comes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; they perish forever while no one notices.

International Standard Version
They are defeated between morning and evening; they perish forever—and no one notices!

NET Bible
They are destroyed between morning and evening; they perish forever without anyone regarding it.

New Heart English Bible
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From morning to evening, they are shattered. They will disappear forever without anyone paying attention.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Betwixt morning and evening they are shattered; They perish for ever without any regarding it.

New American Standard 1977
‘Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are destroyed from morning to evening; they perish for ever without anyone regarding it.

King James 2000 Bible
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish forever without any regarding it.

American King James Version
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

American Standard Version
Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: They perish for ever without any regarding it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And from the morning to evening they no longer exist: they have perished, because they cannot help themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
From morning till evening they shall be cut down: and because no one understandeth, they shall perish for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
From morning to evening are they smitten: without any heeding it, they perish for ever.

English Revised Version
Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

World English Bible
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.

Young's Literal Translation
From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they perish.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
19how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who can be crushed like a moth! 20They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; unnoticed, they perish forever. 21Are not their tent cords pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?’…
Cross References
Job 14:2
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Job 14:20
You forever overpower him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away.

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

Isaiah 38:12
My dwelling has been picked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life like a weaver; He cuts me off from the loom. From day until night You make an end of me.

Treasury of Scripture

They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

destroyed.

2 Chronicles 15:6
And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.

from morning.

Isaiah 38:12,13
Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me…

they perish.

Job 14:14
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Job 16:22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Psalm 39:13
O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

without.

Job 18:17
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 20:7
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

2 Chronicles 21:20
Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.







Lexicon
They are smashed to pieces
יֻכַּ֑תּוּ (yuk·kat·tū)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3807: To bruise, violently strike

from dawn
מִבֹּ֣קֶר (mib·bō·qer)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

to dusk;
לָעֶ֣רֶב (lā·‘e·reḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6153: Evening

unnoticed,
מִבְּלִ֥י (mib·bə·lî)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

they perish
יֹאבֵֽדוּ׃ (yō·ḇê·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

forever.
לָנֶ֥צַח (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity
(20) From morning to evening.--The process is continual and unceasing, and when we consider the ravages of time on history, we may well say, as in Job 4:20, that "none regardeth it."

The next verse, however, may seem to imply that they themselves are unmindful of their decay, it is so insidious and so complete.

Verse 20. - They are destroyed from morning to evening. Human bodies undergo a continuous destruction. From the moment that we are born we begin to die. Decay of powers is coeval with their first exercise. Our insidious foe, Death, marks us as his own from the very first breath that we draw. Our bodies are machines wound up to go for a certain time. The moment that we begin to use them we begin to wear them out. They perish for ever. The final result is that Our" houses of clay "perish, crumble to dust, disappear, and come to nothing. They "perish for ever," says Eliphaz, repeating what he believed the spirit of ver. 15 to have said to him; but it is not clear that he understood more by this than that they perish and disappear for ever, so far as this life and this world are concerned. Without any regarding it. No one is surprised or thinks it hard. It is the lot of man, and every one's mind is prepared for it. 4:12-21 Eliphaz relates a vision. When we are communing with our own hearts, and are still, Ps 4:4, then is a time for the Holy Spirit to commune with us. This vision put him into very great fear. Ever since man sinned, it has been terrible to him to receive communications from Heaven, conscious that he can expect no good tidings thence. Sinful man! shall he pretend to be more just, more pure, than God, who being his Maker, is his Lord and Owner? How dreadful, then, the pride and presumption of man! How great the patience of God! Look upon man in his life. The very foundation of that cottage of clay in which man dwells, is in the dust, and it will sink with its own weight. We stand but upon the dust. Some have a higher heap of dust to stand upon than others but still it is the earth that stays us up, and will shortly swallow us up. Man is soon crushed; or if some lingering distemper, which consumes like a moth, be sent to destroy him, he cannot resist it. Shall such a creature pretend to blame the appointments of God? Look upon man in his death. Life is short, and in a little time men are cut off. Beauty, strength, learning, not only cannot secure them from death, but these things die with them; nor shall their pomp, their wealth, or power, continue after them. Shall a weak, sinful, dying creature, pretend to be more just than God, and more pure than his Maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him wonder that he is out of hell. Can a man be cleansed without his Maker? Will God justify sinful mortals, and clear them from guilt? or will he do so without their having an interest in the righteousness and gracious help of their promised Redeemer, when angels, once ministering spirits before his throne, receive the just recompence of their sins? Notwithstanding the seeming impunity of men for a short time, though living without God in the world, their doom is as certain as that of the fallen angels, and is continually overtaking them. Yet careless sinners note it so little, that they expect not the change, nor are wise to consider their latter end.
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