Job 9:26
Good News Translation
My life passes like the swiftest boat, as fast as an eagle swooping down on a rabbit.

Contemporary English Version
Each day passes swifter than a sailing ship or an eagle swooping down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have passed by as ships carrying fruits, as an eagle flying to the prey.

New American Bible
They shoot by like skiffs of reed, like an eagle swooping upon its prey.

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They have passed by as ships carrying fruits, as an eagle flying to the prey.

swift ships.

Job 39:27-30 Will the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest in high places? . . .

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan, lovely, and comely in their life, even in death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.

Jeremiah 4:13 Behold he shall come up as a cloud, and his chariots as a tempest: his horses are swifter than eagles: woe unto us, for we are laid waste.

Lamentations 4:19 Coph. Our persecutors were swifter than the eagles of the air: they pursued us upon the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses are lighter than leopards, and swifter than evening wolves; and their horsemen shall be spread abroad: for their horsemen shall come from afar, they shall fly as an eagle that maketh haste to eat.

Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
25My days have been swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen good. 26They have passed by as ships carrying fruits, as an eagle flying to the prey.27If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:49
The Lord will bring upon thee a nation from afar, and from the uttermost ends of the earth, like an eagle that flyeth swiftly, whose tongue thou canst not understand,

Job 39:29
From thence she looketh for the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

Isaiah 18:2
That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, and in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters. Go, ye swift angels, to a nation rent and torn in pieces: to a terrible people, after which there is no other: to a nation expecting and trodden underfoot, whose land the rivers have spoiled.

Habakkuk 1:8
Their horses are lighter than leopards, and swifter than evening wolves; and their horsemen shall be spread abroad: for their horsemen shall come from afar, they shall fly as an eagle that maketh haste to eat.

Additional Translations
They sweep by like boats of papyrus, like an eagle swooping down on its prey.They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

They are passed away as the swift ships; As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.

Or again, is there a trace of their path left by ships? or is there one of the flying eagle as it seeks its prey?

They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey.

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

They have passed on with ships of reed, As an eagle darteth on food.
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