Job 20:21
New International Version
Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure.

New Living Translation
Nothing is left after they finish gorging themselves. Therefore, their prosperity will not endure.

English Standard Version
There was nothing left after he had eaten; therefore his prosperity will not endure.

Berean Study Bible
Nothing is left for him to consume; thus his prosperity will not endure.

King James Bible
There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

New King James Version
Nothing is left for him to eat; Therefore his well-being will not last.

New American Standard Bible
“Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure.

NASB 1995
“Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure.

NASB 1977
“Nothing remains for him to devour, Therefore his prosperity does not endure.

Amplified Bible
“There is nothing left of what he devoured; Therefore his prosperity does not endure.

Christian Standard Bible
Nothing is left for him to consume; therefore, his prosperity will not last.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Nothing is left for him to consume; therefore, his prosperity will not last.

American Standard Version
There was nothing left that he devoured not; Therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is none who escapes from his generations, therefore his good will not remain

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is nothing remaining of his provisions; therefore his goods shall not flourish.

Contemporary English Version
But when nothing remains for them to grab, they will be nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There was nothing left of his meat, and therefore nothing shall continue of his goods:

English Revised Version
There was nothing left that he devoured not; therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Good News Translation
When they eat, there is nothing left over, but now their prosperity comes to an end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Nothing is left for him to eat. His prosperity won't last.

International Standard Version
Because nothing was left for him to devour, therefore his prosperity won't last.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There was nothing left that he devoured not-- Therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Literal Standard Version
There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good does not stay.

NET Bible
"Nothing is left for him to devour; that is why his prosperity does not last.

New Heart English Bible
There was nothing left that he did not devour, therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

World English Bible
There was nothing left that he didn't devour, therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Young's Literal Translation
There is not a remnant to his food, Therefore his good doth not stay.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar: Destruction Awaits the Wicked
20Because his appetite is never satisfied, he cannot escape with his treasure. 21Nothing is left for him to consume; thus his prosperity will not endure. 22In the midst of his plenty, he will be distressed; the full force of misery will come upon him.…

Cross References
Job 15:21
Sounds of terror fill his ears; in his prosperity the destroyer attacks him.

Job 15:29
He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure. His possessions will not overspread the land.


Treasury of Scripture

There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

none of his meat be left.

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Jeremiah 17:11
As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Luke 16:24,25
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame…









(21) There shall none of his meat be left.--Rather, There was nothing left that he devoured not, therefore his prosperity shall not endure.

Verse 21. - There shall none of his meat be left; rather, there was nothing left that he detoured not, or nothing remained over from his eating (Schultens). Scarcely intended literally, as Canon Cook supposes. Rather said in reference to the wicked man's persistent oppression and robbery of the poor, the needy, and the powerless (comp. vers. 19, 20; and note our Lord's words, "Ye devour widows' houses," Matthew 23:14). Therefore shall no man look for his goods. This is an impossible rendering. Translate, with Rosenmuller, Canon Cook, Stanley Leathes, and our Revisers, therefore his prosperity shall not endure. In other words, a Nemesis shall overtake him. For his oppression and cruelty he shall be visited by the Divine auger; a sudden end shall be made of his prosperity, and he shall fall into penury and misfortune. Covert allusion is, no doubt, intended to Job's sudden loss of his extraordinary prosperity by the series of calamities so graphically portrayed in Job 1:13-19.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Nothing
אֵין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

is left
שָׂרִ֥יד (śā·rîḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8300: A survivor

for him to consume;
לְאָכְל֑וֹ (lə·’ā·ḵə·lōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 400: Food

therefore,
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his prosperity
טוּבֽוֹ׃ (ṭū·ḇōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2898: Good, goodness, beauty, gladness, welfare

will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

endure.
יָחִ֥יל (yā·ḥîl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert


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