New Living Translation
They are soaked by mountain showers, and they huddle against the rocks for want of a home.
King James Bible
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
Darby Bible Translation
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and for want of a shelter embrace the rock ...
World English Bible
They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of a shelter.
Young's Literal Translation
From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge -- have embraced a rock.
Job 24:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:8 Wet - With the rain - water, which runs down the rocks or mountains into the caves, to which they fled for shelter. Rock - Are glad when they can find a cleft of a rock in which they may have some protection against the weather.
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 …
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All night they lie naked in the cold, without clothing or covering.
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