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Even before their time had come, they were washed away by a flood.
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Who were taken away before their time, and a flood hath overthrown their foundation.
Job 15:32 Before his days be full he shall perish: and his hands shall wither away.
Psalm 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.
Psalm 102:24 Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not overmuch wicked: and be not foolish, lest thou die before thy time.
Genesis 7:11,17-24 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven were opened: . . .
Matthew 24:37-39 And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. . . .
1 Peter 3:19,20 In which also coming he preached to those spirits that were in prison: . . .
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.
ContextEliphaz Exhorts Job
…15Dost thou desire to keep the path of ages, which wicked men have spurned? 16Who were taken away before their time, and a flood hath overthrown their foundation.17Who said to God: Depart from us: and looked upon the Almighty as if he could do nothing:…
And every one that heareth these my words and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand,
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.
How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?
Waters wear away the stones, and with inundation the ground by little and little is washed away: so in like manner thou shalt destroy man.
Before his days be full he shall perish: and his hands shall wither away.
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell.
They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth.
He is light upon the face of the water: cursed be his portion on the earth, let him not walk by the way of the vineyards.
Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.
The expectation of the just is joy: but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
Be not overmuch wicked: and be not foolish, lest thou die before thy time.
Behold the Lord is mighty and strong, as a storm of hail: a destroying whirlwind, as the violence of many waters overflowing, and sent forth upon a spacious land.
Additional TranslationsThey were snatched away before their time, and their foundations were swept away by a river.Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundation was poured out as a stream,
who were seized before their time: their foundations are as an overflowing stream.
Who were carried off before the time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood;
Who were snatched away before their time, whose foundation was poured out as a stream:
Who were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood!
who were snatched away before their time, whose foundation was poured out as a stream,
Who have been cut down unexpectedly, A flood is poured out on their foundation.
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