New International Version
In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him.
King James Bible
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits; every hand of the wretched shall come upon him.
World English Bible
In the fullness of his sufficiency, distress shall overtake him. The hand of everyone who is in misery shall come on him.
Young's Literal Translation
In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the fullness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits - This is a fine saying, and few of the menders of Job's text have been able to improve the version. It is literally true of every great, rich, wicked man; he has no God, and anxieties and perplexities torment him, notwithstanding he has his portion in this life.
Every hand of the wicked shall come upon him - All kinds of misery shall be his portion. Coverdale translates: Though he had plenteousnesse of every thinge, yet was he poore; and, therefore, he is but a wretch on every syde.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wicked. or, troublesome
LibraryJune 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The hungry consume his harvest, taking it even from among thorns, and the thirsty pant after his wealth.
When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him.
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