New International Version
They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.
King James Bible
In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
Darby Bible Translation
In a moment they die, even at midnight the people are convulsed and pass away; and the strong are taken away without hand.
World English Bible
In a moment they die, even at midnight. The people are shaken and pass away. The mighty are taken away without a hand.
Young's Literal Translation
In a moment they die, and at midnight Shake do people, and they pass away, And they remove the mighty without hand.
Job 34:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In a moment shall they die - Both are equally dependent on the Almighty for their breath and being; the mighty as well as the poor. If the great men of the earth have abused their power, he sometimes cuts them off by the most sudden and unexpected death; and even at midnight, when in security, and least capable of defense, they are cut off by the people whom they have oppressed, or by the invisible hand of the angel of death. This appears to be spoken in reference to Eastern tyrants, who seldom die a natural death.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the mighty shall be taken away. Heb. they shall take away the mighty. without
LibraryJuly 15 Evening
The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Covenanting Confers Obligation.
Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Whether Predestination is Certain?
At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.
He leads priests away stripped and overthrows officials long established.
Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night.
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
Do not long for the night, to drag people away from their homes.
He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.
Jump to PreviousBlow Convulsed Die End Hand Human Instant Middle Midnight Mighty Moment Night Remove Removed Shake Shaken Strong Suddenly Troubled Wealth
Jump to NextBlow Convulsed Die End Hand Human Instant Middle Midnight Mighty Moment Night Remove Removed Shake Shaken Strong Suddenly Troubled Wealth
LinksJob 34:20 NIV
Job 34:20 NLT
Job 34:20 ESV
Job 34:20 NASB
Job 34:20 KJV
Job 34:20 Bible Apps
Job 34:20 Biblia Paralela
Job 34:20 Chinese Bible
Job 34:20 French Bible
Job 34:20 German Bible
Job 34:20 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.