Job 14:20
New International Version
You overpower them once for all, and they are gone; you change their countenance and send them away.

New Living Translation
You always overpower them, and they pass from the scene. You disfigure them in death and send them away.

English Standard Version
You prevail forever against him, and he passes; you change his countenance, and send him away.

Berean Study Bible
You forever overpower him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away.

King James Bible
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

New King James Version
You prevail forever against him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away.

New American Standard Bible
“You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.

NASB 1995
“You forever overpower him and he departs; You change his appearance and send him away.

NASB 1977
“Thou dost forever overpower him and he departs; Thou dost change his appearance and send him away.

Amplified Bible
“You prevail forever against him and overpower him, and he passes on; You change his appearance and send him away [from the presence of the living].

Christian Standard Bible
You completely overpower him, and he passes on; you change his appearance and send him away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You completely overpower him, and he passes on; You change his appearance and send him away.

American Standard Version
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth; Thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You will prevail over him to eternity and he will walk in the shame of his face; you will cast him away

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou drivest him to an end, and he is gone: thou settest thy face against him, and sendest him away;

Contemporary English Version
You change the way we look, then send us away, wiped out forever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast strengthened him for a little while, that he may pass away for ever: thou shalt change his face, and shalt send him away.

English Revised Version
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth; thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

Good News Translation
You overpower us and send us away forever; our faces are twisted in death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You overpower him forever, and he passes away. You change his appearance and send him away.

International Standard Version
You overpower him once and for all, and then he departs; you change his appearance and then send him away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth; Thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

Literal Standard Version
You prevail [over] him forever, and he goes, He is changing his countenance, And You send him away.

NET Bible
You overpower him once for all, and he departs; you change his appearance and send him away.

New Heart English Bible
You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away.

World English Bible
You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou prevailest over him for ever, and he goeth, He is changing his countenance, And Thou sendest him away.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments the Finality of Death
19as water wears away the stones and torrents wash away the soil, so You destroy a man’s hope. 20You forever overpower him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away. 21If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he is unaware.…

Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Job 4:20
They are smashed to pieces from dawn to dusk; unnoticed, they perish forever.

Job 20:7
he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who had seen him will ask, 'Where is he?'


Treasury of Scripture

You prevail for ever against him, and he passes: you change his countenance, and send him away.

prevailest

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

changest

Job 14:14
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Job 2:12
And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

Lamentations 4:8
Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.









Verse 20. - Thou prevailset for ever against him, and he passsth; rather, thou puttest forth thy power against him perpetually; i.e. thou art continually oppressing him, and crushing him by afflictions; and the consequence is that "he passes;" i.e. "he passes away, disappears, ceases to be." Thou changest his countenance. "Alterest," i.e, "its expression from cheerfulness to sadness, and its complexion from the hue of health to the sickly pallor of disease; settest the stamp of death upon it, and further dis-figurest it in the dreadful process of decay." And sendest him away. That is to say, "Thou removest him from the earth, dismissest him to Sheol, where thenceforth he remains?'

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You forever
לָ֭נֶצַח (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

overpower him,
תִּתְקְפֵ֣הוּ (tiṯ·qə·p̄ê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8630: To prevail over, overpower

and he passes on;
וַֽיַּהֲלֹ֑ךְ (way·ya·hă·lōḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

You change
מְשַׁנֶּ֥ה (mə·šan·neh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8138: To fold, duplicate, to transmute

his countenance
פָ֝נָ֗יו (p̄ā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

and send him away.
וַֽתְּשַׁלְּחֵֽהוּ׃ (wat·tə·šal·lə·ḥê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out


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