Job 4:20
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New International Version
Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces; unnoticed, they perish forever.

King James Bible
They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

Darby Bible Translation
From morning to evening are they smitten: without any heeding it, they perish for ever.

World English Bible
Between morning and evening they are destroyed. They perish forever without any regarding it.

Young's Literal Translation
From morning to evening are beaten down, Without any regarding, for ever they perish.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They are destroyed from morning to evening - In almost every moment of time some human being comes into the world, and some one departs from it. Thus are they "destroyed from morning to evening."

They perish for ever - יאבדו yobedu; peribunt, they pass by; they go out of sight; they moulder with the dust, and are soon forgotten. Who regards the past generation now among the dead? Isaiah has a similar thought, Isaiah 57:1 : "The righteous perisheth, and No Man Layeth It to Heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come." Some think that Isaiah borrowed from Job; this will appear possible when it has been proved, which has never yet been done, that the writer of this book flourished before Isaiah. If, however, he borrowed the above thought, it must be allowed that it has been wondrously improved by coming through his hands.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

destroyed. Heb. beaten in pieces.

2 Chronicles 15:6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.


from morning.

Isaiah 38:12,13 My age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life...

they perish.

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Job 16:22 When a few years are come, then I shall go the way from where I shall not return.

Psalm 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:


Job 18:17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

Job 20:7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

2 Chronicles 21:20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired...

Psalm 37:36 Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

November 17 Evening
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.--GAL. 6:7. They that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.--They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.--He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.--He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether the Contemplative Life is Continuous?
Objection 1: It would seem that the contemplative life is not continuous. For the contemplative life consists essentially in things pertaining to the intellect. Now all the intellectual perfections of this life will be made void, according to 1 Cor. 13:8, "Whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed." Therefore the contemplative life is made void. Objection 2: Further, a man tastes the sweetness of contemplation by snatches and for a short time only:
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Certain Heavenly Secrets, visions, and Revelations. The Effects of them in Her Soul.
1. One night I was so unwell that I thought I might be excused making my prayer; so I took my rosary, that I might employ myself in vocal prayer, trying not to be recollected in my understanding, though outwardly I was recollected, being in my oratory. These little precautions are of no use when our Lord will have it otherwise. I remained there but a few moments thus, when I was rapt in spirit with such violence that I could make no resistance whatever. It seemed to me that I was taken up to heaven;
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

Cross References
Job 14:2
They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.

Job 14:20
You overpower them once for all, and they are gone; you change their countenance and send them away.

Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, 'Where is he?'

Isaiah 38:12
Like a shepherd's tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me. Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.

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