New International Version
The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust.
King James Bible
His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Darby Bible Translation
His bones were full of his youthful strength; but it shall lie down with him in the dust.
World English Bible
His bones are full of his youth, but youth shall lie down with him in the dust.
Young's Literal Translation
His bones have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His bones are full of the sin of his youth - Our translators have followed the Vulgate, Ossa ejus implebuntur vitiis adolescentiae ejus; "his bones shall be filled with the sins of his youth." The Syriac and Arabic have, his bones are full of marrow; and the Targum is to the same sense. At first view it might appear that Zophar refers to those infirmities in old age, which are the consequences of youthful vices and irregularities. עלומו alumau, which we translate his youth, may be rendered his hidden things; as if he had said, his secret vices bring down his strength to the dust. For this rendering Rosenmuller contends, and several other German critics. Mr. Good contends for the same.
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The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
One person dies in full vigor, completely secure and at ease,
well nourished in body, bones rich with marrow.
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.
Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, LORD, are good.
But they do not lie with the fallen warriors of old, who went down to the realm of the dead with their weapons of war--their swords placed under their heads and their shields resting on their bones--though these warriors also had terrorized the land of the living.
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