New International Version
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall fly away as a dream - Instead of rising again from corruption, as thou hast asserted, (Job 19:26), with a new body, his flesh shall rot in the earth, and his spirit be dissipated like a vapor; and, like a vision of the night, nothing shall remain but the bare impression that such a creature had once existed, but shall appear no more for ever.
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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
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place."
They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death-- they are like the new grass of the morning:
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