New International Version
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.
King James Bible
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
Darby Bible Translation
The cloud consumeth and vanisheth away; so he that goeth down to Sheol shall not come up.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As the cloud is consumed - As the cloud is dissipated, so is the breath of those that go down to the grave. As that cloud shall never return, so shall it be with the dead; they return no more to sojourn with the living. See on the following verses.
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I would not live alway.--JOB 7:16. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.--Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. …
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But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?
"If only you would hide me in the grave and conceal me till your anger has passed! If only you would set me a time and then remember me!
If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,
Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?"
Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.
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