Job 15:23
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New International Version
He wanders about for food like a vulture; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.

King James Bible
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
He wandereth abroad for bread, -- where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

World English Bible
He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
He is wandering for bread -- 'Where is it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He wandereth abroad for bread - He is reduced to a state of the utmost indigence, he who was once in affluence requires a morsel of bread, and can scarcely by begging procure enough to sustain life.

Is ready at his hand - Is בידו beyado, in his hand - in his possession. As he cannot get bread, he must soon meet death.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wandereth

Job 30:3,4 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste...

Genesis 4:12 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.

Psalm 59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Psalm 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Lamentations 5:6,9 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread...

Hebrews 11:37,38 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins...

the day

Job 18:5,6,12,18 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine...

Ecclesiastes 11:8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many...

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains...

Amos 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess...

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

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July 26 Evening
Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

All are Sinners.
Some time ago we overheard from a person who should have known better, remarks something like these: "I wonder how sinners are saved in the Lutheran Church?" "I do not hear of any being converted in the Lutheran Church," and such like. These words called to mind similar sentiments that we heard expressed long ago. More than once was the remark made in our hearing that in certain churches sinners were saved, because converted and sanctified, while it was at least doubtful whether any one could find
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Take its teachings about God Himself. What does the Bible teach us about God? It declares that He is Eternal: "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God" (Ps. 90:2). It reveals the fact that He is Infinite: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (I Kings 8:27). Vast as we know the universe to be, it has its bounds; but we must go beyond
Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 15:22
He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness; he is marked for the sword.

Job 15:24
Distress and anguish fill him with terror; troubles overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,

Job 15:30
He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.

Psalm 59:15
They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.

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