New International Version
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'
King James Bible
Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
Darby Bible Translation
Like his own dung doth he perish for ever; they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
World English Bible
yet he shall perish forever like his own dung. Those who have seen him shall say, 'Where is he?'
Young's Literal Translation
As his own dung for ever he doth perish, His beholders say: 'Where is he?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall perish for ever - He is dust, and shall return to the dust from which he was taken. Zophar here hints his disbelief in that doctrine, the resurrection of the body, which Job had so solemnly asserted in the preceding chapter. Or he might have been like some in the present day, who believe that the wicked shall be annihilated, and the bodies of the righteous only be raised from the dead; but I know of no scripture by which such a doctrine is confirmed.
Like his own dung - His reputation shall be abominable, and his putrid carcass shall resemble his own excrement. A speech that partakes as much of the malevolence as of the asperity of Zophar's spirit.
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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
Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.
He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.
But when it is torn from its spot, that place disowns it and says, 'I never saw you.'
You overpower them once for all, and they are gone; you change their countenance and send them away.
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
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