New International Version
How suddenly are they destroyed, completely swept away by terrors!
King James Bible
How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Darby Bible Translation
How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.
World English Bible
How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors.
Young's Literal Translation
How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Are they brought into desolation - This is often a literal fact. I have known several cases where persons, very rich, have by sudden losses been brought into desolation as in a moment; in consequence of which they were utterly consumed in terrors.
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Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.
All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
Both of these will overtake you in a moment, on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and all your potent spells.
Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
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