Job 7:9
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New International Version
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.

King James Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Darby Bible Translation
The cloud consumeth and vanisheth away; so he that goeth down to Sheol shall not come up.

World English Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.

Young's Literal Translation
Consumed hath been a cloud, and it goeth, So he who is going down to Sheol cometh not up.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As the cloud is consumed - As the cloud is dissipated, so is the breath of those that go down to the grave. As that cloud shall never return, so shall it be with the dead; they return no more to sojourn with the living. See on the following verses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the cloud.

Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

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Job 10:21 Before I go from where I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 14:10-14 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he...

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

2 Samuel 12:23 But now he is dead, why should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person...

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

Isaiah 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living...

Library
December 4 Evening
I would not live alway.--JOB 7:16. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.--Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of Resisting Temptation
So long as we live in the world, we cannot be without trouble and trial. Wherefore it is written in Job, The life of man upon the earth is a trial.(1) And therefore ought each of us to give heed concerning trials and temptations, and watch unto prayer, lest the devil find occasion to deceive; for he never sleepeth, but goeth about seeking whom he may devour. No man is so perfect in holiness that he hath never temptations, nor can we ever be wholly free from them. 2. Yet, notwithstanding, temptations
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Eternity and Unchangeableness of God.
Exod. iii. 14.--"I AM THAT I AM."--Psal. xc. 2.--"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God."--Job xi. 7-9.--"Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea." This is the chief point of saving knowledge,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

What Now Shall I Say Concerning the Very Carefulness and Watchfulness against Sin? "Who...
48. What now shall I say concerning the very carefulness and watchfulness against sin? "Who shall boast that he hath a chaste heart? or who shall boast that he is clean from sin?" [2200] Holy virginity is indeed inviolate from the mother's womb; but "no one," saith he, "is clean in Thy sight, not even the infant whose life is of one day upon the earth." [2201] There is kept also in faith inviolate a certain virginal chastity, whereby the Church is joined as a chaste virgin unto One Husband: but That
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:23
But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?

Job 14:13
"If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!

Job 17:13
If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,

Job 17:16
Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?"

Job 30:15
Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.

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