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

King James Bible
Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Darby Bible Translation
Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.

World English Bible
Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.

Young's Literal Translation
Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Terrors take hold on him as waters - They come upon him as an irresistible flood; and he is overwhelmed as by a tempest in the night, when darkness partly hides his danger, and deprives him of discerning the way to escape.

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Terrors

Job 15:21 A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves and your billows are gone over me.

Psalm 69:14,15 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters...

Jonah 2:3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about...

a tempest

Job 20:23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath on him, and shall rain it on him while he is eating.

Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.

Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt...

2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out...

Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

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The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Monday, July 30.--l preached at Bingham, ten miles from Nottingham. I really admired the exquisite stupidity of the people. They gaped and stared while I was speaking of death and judgment, as if they had never heard of such things before. And they were not helped by two surly, ill-mannered clergymen, who seemed to be just as wise as themselves. The congregation at Houghton in the evening was more noble, behaving with the utmost decency. Tuesday, 31.--At nine I preached in the market place at Loughborough,
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Job 15:21
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

Job 20:8
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.

Job 24:18
"Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards.

Job 34:20
They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.

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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