Job 15:21
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New International Version
Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.

King James Bible
A dreadful sound is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
The sound of terrors is in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him.

World English Bible
A sound of terrors is in his ears. In prosperity the destroyer shall come on him.

Young's Literal Translation
A fearful voice is in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A dreadful sound is in his ears - If he be an oppressor or tyrant, he can have no rest: he is full of suspicions that the cruelties he has exercised on others shall be one day exercised on himself; for even in his prosperity he may expect the destroyer to rush upon him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

dreadful sound. Heb. sound of fears

Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Genesis 3:9,10 And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you...

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

2 Kings 7:6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host...

Proverbs 1:26,27 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes...

in prosperity

Job 1:13-19 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house...

Job 20:5-7,22-24 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment...

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him...

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Acts 12:21-23 And on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne, and made an oration to them...

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

the destroyer

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon...

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July 26 Evening
Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

All are Sinners.
Some time ago we overheard from a person who should have known better, remarks something like these: "I wonder how sinners are saved in the Lutheran Church?" "I do not hear of any being converted in the Lutheran Church," and such like. These words called to mind similar sentiments that we heard expressed long ago. More than once was the remark made in our hearing that in certain churches sinners were saved, because converted and sanctified, while it was at least doubtful whether any one could find
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Take its teachings about God Himself. What does the Bible teach us about God? It declares that He is Eternal: "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God" (Ps. 90:2). It reveals the fact that He is Infinite: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (I Kings 8:27). Vast as we know the universe to be, it has its bounds; but we must go beyond
Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Job 15:24
Distress and anguish fill him with terror; troubles overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,

Job 18:11
Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step.

Job 18:14
He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors.

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

Job 20:25
He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him;

Job 22:10
That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you,

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