Job 24:19
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Droughtצִיָּ֤ה
(tzi·yah)
6723: dryness, droughtfrom an unused word
and heatחֹ֗ם
(chom)
2527: heatfrom chamam
consumeיִגְזְל֥וּ
(yig·ze·lu)
1497: to tear away, seize, roba prim. root
the snowשֶׁ֗לֶג
(she·leg)
7950: snowfrom an unused word
waters,מֵֽימֵי־
(mei·mei-)
4325: waters, watera prim. root
[So does] Sheolשְׁאֹ֣ול
(she·'o·vl)
7585: underworld (place to which people descend at death)of uncertain derivation
[those who] have sinned.חָטָֽאוּ׃
(cha·ta·'u.)
2398: to miss, go wrong, sina prim. root







KJV Lexicon
Drought
tsiyah  (tsee-yaw')
aridity; concretely, a desert -- barren, drought, dry (land, place), solitary place, wilderness.
and heat
chom  (khome)
heat -- heat, to be hot (warm).
consume
gazal  (gaw-zal')
to pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob -- catch, consume, exercise (robbery), pluck (off), rob, spoil, take away (by force, violence), tear.
the snow
sheleg  (sheh'-leg)
snow (probably from its whiteness) -- snow(-y).
waters
mayim  (mah'-yim)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
so doth the grave
sh'owl  (sheh-ole')
Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates -- grave, hell, pit.
those which have sinned
chata'  (khaw-taw')
to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.

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

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

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

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

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

King James 2000 Bible
Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so does the grave those who have sinned.
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