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"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.
King James Bible
The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.
Darby Bible Translation
The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.
World English Bible
The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place.
Young's Literal Translation
Take him up doth an east wind, and he goeth, And it frighteneth him from his place,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The east wind carrieth him away - He is swept off as by the violence of a tempest. Severe storms are represented in this book as coming from the East; compare the notes at Job 15:2. The ancients believed that people might be carried away by a tempest or whirlwind; compare Isaiah 41:16; see also Homer, Odyssey xx. 63ff:
"Snatch me, ye whirlwinds far from human race,
Test through the void illimitable space;
Or if dismounted from the rapid cloud,
Me with his whelming wave let Ocean shroud!"
Compare the notes at Job 30:22. The parallelism here would seem to imply that the wind referred to was violent, but it is possible that the allusion may be to the burning winds of the desert, so well known in the East, and so frequently described by travelers. The Vulgate here renders the Hebrew word קדים qâdı̂ym, ventus urens, "burning wind;" the Septuagint in like manner, καύσων kausōn; the Syriac simply wind. This east wind, or burning wind, is what the Arabians call Samum. It is a hot wind which passes over the desert, and which was formerly supposed to be destructive of life. More recent travelers however, tell us that it is not fatal to life, though exceedingly oppressive.
And as a storm - See Psalm 58:9.
Hurleth him out of his place - Takes him entirely away, or removes him from the earth.
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The Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
"He will not return again to his house, Nor will his place know him anymore.
"He is driven from light into darkness, And chased from the inhabited world.
"He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him; Even like a vision of the night he is chased away.
"Are they as straw before the wind, And like chaff which the storm carries away?
"You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride; And You dissolve me in a storm.
Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
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