Job 7:9
New International Version
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.

New Living Translation
Just as a cloud dissipates and vanishes, those who die will not come back.

English Standard Version
As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come up;

Berean Study Bible
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come back up.

King James Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

New King James Version
As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, So he who goes down to the grave does not come up.

New American Standard Bible
“When a cloud vanishes, it is gone; In the same way one who goes down to Sheol does not come up.

NASB 1995
"When a cloud vanishes, it is gone, So he who goes down to Sheol does not come up.

NASB 1977
“When a cloud vanishes, it is gone, So he who goes down to Sheol does not come up.

Amplified Bible
“As a cloud vanishes and is gone, So he who goes down to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) does not come up.

Christian Standard Bible
As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.

American Standard Version
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As a cloud disappears and departs, in this way he who has descended to Sheol does not go up

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am as a cloud that is cleared away from the sky: for if a man go down to the grave, he shall not come up again:

Contemporary English Version
I will disappear in the grave or vanish from sight like a passing cloud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a cloud is consumed, and passeth away: so he that shall go down to hell shall not come up.

English Revised Version
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, so he that goeth down to Sheol shall come up no more.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a cloud fades away and disappears, so a person goes into the grave and doesn't come back again.

International Standard Version
As a cloud fades away and vanishes, the one who descends to the afterlife doesn't return.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, So he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Literal Standard Version
A cloud has been consumed, and it goes, "" So he who is going down to Sheol does not come up.

NET Bible
As a cloud is dispersed and then disappears, so the one who goes down to the grave does not come up again.

New Heart English Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.

World English Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol shall come up no more.

Young's Literal Translation
Consumed hath been a cloud, and it goeth, So he who is going down to Sheol cometh not up.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
8The eye that beholds me will no longer see me. You will look for me, but I will be no more. 9As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to Sheol does not come back up. 10He never returns to his house; his place remembers him no more.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:23
But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

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

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 14:13
If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger has passed! If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me!

Job 17:13
If I look for Sheol as my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,

Job 17:16
Will it go down to the gates of Sheol? Will we go down together into the dust?"

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned loose against me; they drive away my dignity as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed like a cloud.


Treasury of Scripture

As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he that goes down to the grave shall come up no more.

the cloud.

Job 37:11
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

he.

Job 10:21
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job 14:10-14
But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? …

Job 16:22
When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.









(9) As the cloud is consumed.--It is a fine simile that man is as evanescent as a cloud; and very apt is the figure, because, whether it vanishes on the surface of the sky or is distributed in rain, nothing more completely passes away than the summer cloud. It is an appearance only, which comes to nought.

Verse 9. - As the aloud is consumed and vanisheth away. In mountainous countries one sees clouds clinging to a mountain-side, which do not float away, but gradually shrink, and at last wholly disappear. They are "consumed" in the strictest sense of the word - the hot rays of the sun drink them up. So he that goeth down to the grave; rather, to Sheol; i.e. to the lower world, the abode of the departed. What exactly was Job's idea of this world it is impossible to say, or whether it involved the continued separate identity of individual souls and their continued consciousness. In Isaiah's conception both seem certainly to have been involved (Isaiah 14:9-18), and perhaps in Jacob's (Genesis 37:35); but Job s creed on the subject can only be conjectured. It is certain, however, that both the Egyptians and the early Babylonians held the continuance after death of individual souls, their separate existence, and their consciousness (see the author's 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. pp. 317-319; and 'Religions of the Ancient World,' pp. 62-65). Shall come up no more. The Egyptian belief was that the soul would ultimately return to the body from which death separated it, and rein-habit it. But this belief was certainly not general among the nations of antiquity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As a cloud
עָ֭נָן (‘ā·nān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

vanishes
כָּלָ֣ה (kā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

and is gone,
וַיֵּלַ֑ךְ (way·yê·laḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

so
כֵּ֥ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

he who goes down
יוֹרֵ֥ד (yō·w·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Sheol
שְׁ֝א֗וֹל (’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)

will never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

rise again.
יַעֲלֶֽה׃ (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively


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