Job 27:20
Good News Translation
Terror will strike like a sudden flood; a wind in the night will blow them away;

Contemporary English Version
Terror will strike at night like a flood or a storm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night:

New American Bible
Terrors flood over him like water, at night the tempest carries him off.

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Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night:

Terrors

Job 15:21 The sound of dread is always in his ears: and when there is peace, he always suspecteth treason.

Job 18:11 Fears shall terrify him on every side, and shall entangle his feet.

Job 22:16 Who were taken away before their time, and a flood hath overthrown their foundation.

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death surrounded me: and the torrents of iniquity troubled me.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me.

Psalm 69:14,15 Draw me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast: deliver me from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. . . .

Jonah 2:3 And he said: I cried out of my affliction to the Lord, and he heard me: I cried out of the belly of hell, and thou hast heard my voice.

a tempest

Job 20:23 May his belly be filled, that God may send forth the wrath of his indignation upon him, and rain down his war upon him.

Job 21:18 They shall be as chaff before the face of the wind, and as ashes which the whirlwind scattereth.

Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass at midnight, the Lord slew every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharao, who sat on his throne, unto the firstborn of the captive woman that was in the prison, and all the firstborn of cattle.

2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that an angel of the Lord came, and slew in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And when he arose early in the morning, he saw all the bodies of the dead.

Daniel 5:30 The same night Baltasar, the Chaldean king, was slain.

Context
The Wicked Man's Portion
19The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing. 20Poverty like water shall take hold on him, a tempest shall oppress him in the night:21A burning wind shall take him up, and carry him away, and as a whirlwind shall snatch him from his place.…
Cross References
Job 15:21
The sound of dread is always in his ears: and when there is peace, he always suspecteth treason.

Job 20:8
As a dream that fleeth away he shall not be found, he shall pass as a vision of the night:

Job 24:18
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.

Job 34:20
They shall suddenly die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and they shall pass, and take away the violent without hand.

Psalm 90:5
Things that are counted nothing, shall their years be.

Additional Translations
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest sweeps him away in the night.Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest steals him away in the night.

Terrors overtake him like waters; A tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Pains have come upon him as water, and darkness has carried him away by night.

Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.

Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Terrors overtake him like waters. A storm steals him away in the night.

Overtake him as waters do terrors, By night stolen him away hath a whirlwind.
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