Job 20:8
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New American Standard Bible
"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.

King James Bible
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

Darby Bible Translation
He flieth away as a dream, and is not found; and is chased away as a vision of the night.

World English Bible
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found. Yes, he shall be chased away like a vision of the night.

Young's Literal Translation
As a dream he fleeth, and they find him not, And he is driven away as a vision of the night,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He shall fly away as a dream - As a dream wholly disappears or vanishes. This comparison of man with a dream is not uncommon, and is most impressive. See Psalm 73:20; see the notes at Isaiah 29:7-8.

As a vision of the night - As when one in a dream seems to see objects which vanish when he awakes. The parallelism requires us to understand this of what appears in a dream, and not of a spectre. In our dreams we "seem" to see objects, and when we awake they vanish.

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Whether the Ashes from which the Human Body Will be Restored have any Natural Inclination Towards the Soul which Will be United to Them?
Objection 1: It would seem that the ashes from which the human body will be restored will have a natural inclination towards the soul which will be united to them. For if they had no inclination towards the soul, they would stand in the same relation to that soul as other ashes. Therefore it would make no difference whether the body that is to be united to that soul were restored from those ashes or from others: and this is false. Objection 2: Further, the body is more dependent on the soul than
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Job 18:11
"All around terrors frighten him, And harry him at every step.

Job 18:18
"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.

Job 27:20
"Terrors overtake him like a flood; A tempest steals him away in the night.

Job 27:21
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.

Job 27:23
"Men will clap their hands at him And will hiss him from his place.

Psalm 73:20
Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.

Psalm 90:5
You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

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