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

King James Bible
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches; and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

World English Bible
He shall not depart out of darkness. The flame shall dry up his branches. By the breath of God's mouth shall he go away.

Young's Literal Translation
He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall not depart out of darkness -

4. He shall be in continual afflictions and distress.

5. The flame shall dry up his branches - his children shall be cut off by sudden judgments.

6. He shall pass away by the breath of his mouth; for by the breath of his mouth doth God slay the wicked.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

depart

Job 15:22 He believes not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword.

Job 10:21,22 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death...

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

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness...

2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

the flame

Job 20:26 All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him...

Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood...

Ezekiel 15:4-7 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both the ends of it, and the middle of it is burned...

Ezekiel 20:47,48 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in you...

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

Mark 9:43-49 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell...

2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ...

by the breath

Job 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron...

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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 4:9
At the breath of God they perish; at the blast of his anger they are no more.

Job 5:14
Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.

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

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

Job 15:34
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.

Job 18:16
His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.

Job 20:26
total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.

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