New Living Translation
All memory of their existence will fade from the earth, no one will remember their names.
King James Bible
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
Darby Bible Translation
His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name on the pasture-grounds.
World English Bible
His memory shall perish from the earth. He shall have no name in the street.
Young's Literal Translation
His memorial hath perished from the land, And he hath no name on the street.
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The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Their own mothers will forget them. Maggots will find them sweet to eat. No one will remember them. Wicked people are broken like a tree in the storm.
But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
May the LORD always remember these sins, and may his name disappear from human memory.
We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.
And this is what the LORD says concerning the Assyrians in Nineveh: "You will have no more children to carry on your name. I will destroy all the idols in the temples of your gods. I am preparing a grave for you because you are despicable!"
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