Job 20:8
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 73:20 As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you wake, you shall despise their image.

Psalm 18:10 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 90:5 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.

Isaiah 29:7,8 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her fortification...

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June 9 Evening
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

God.
GLORY OF GOD. God is the chief good--good so as nothing is but himself. He is in himself most happy; yea, all good and all true happiness are only to be found in God, as that which is essential to his nature; nor is there any good or any happiness in or with any creature or thing but what is communicated to it by God. God is the only desirable good; nothing without him is worthy of our hearts. Right thoughts of God are able to ravish the heart; how much more happy is the man that has interest in
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Cross References
Job 18:11
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.

Job 18:18
He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world.

Job 27:20
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.

Job 27:21
The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place.

Job 27:23
It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place."

Psalm 73:20
They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.

Psalm 90:5
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death-- they are like the new grass of the morning:

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