New Living Translation
Their tent-cords are pulled and the tent collapses, and they die in ignorance.
King James Bible
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
Is not their tent-cord torn away in them? they die, and without wisdom.
World English Bible
Isn't their tent cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.'
Young's Literal Translation
Hath not their excellency been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:21 Excellency - Whatsoever is by common estimation excellent in men, all their natural, and moral, and civil accomplishments, as high birth, great riches, power and wisdom, these are so far from preserving men from perishing, that they perish themselves, together with those houses of clay in which they are lodged. Without wisdom - Even without having attained that only wisdom for which they came into the world. Shall such mean, weak, foolish, sinful, dying creatures as this, pretend to be more just than God, more pure than his maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him admire that he is out of hell.
LibraryThe Difference Between Union and Rapture. What Rapture Is. The Blessing it is to the Soul. The Effects of It.
1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one.  I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy.  It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly. …
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
God Far Above Creatures. Job 4:17-21.
What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Whether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the home of the wicked will be destroyed."
They will say, 'This was the home of a wicked person, the place of one who rejected God.'"
But if they refuse to listen to him, they will be killed by the sword and die from lack of understanding.
He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.
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