Job 7:9
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New Living Translation
Just as a cloud dissipates and vanishes, those who die will not come back.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:9 No more - Never until the general resurrection. When we see a cloud which looked great, as if it would eclipse the sun, of a sudden dispersed and disappearing, say, Just such a thing is the life of man, a vapour that appears for a while and then vanisheth away.

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Whether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Of the Lack of all Comfort
It is no hard thing to despise human comfort when divine is present. It is a great thing, yea very great, to be able to bear the loss both of human and divine comfort; and for the love of God willingly to bear exile of heart, and in nought to seek oneself, nor to look to one's own merit. What great matter is it, if thou be cheerful of heart and devout when favour cometh to thee? That is an hour wherein all rejoice. Pleasantly enough doth he ride whom the grace of God carrieth. And what marvel,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
40. And what members of the holy body, which is the Church, ought more to take care, that upon them the holy Spirit may rest, than such as profess virginal holiness? But how doth He rest, where He findeth not His own place? what else than an humbled heart, to fill, not to leap back from; to raise up, not to weigh down? whereas it hath been most plainly said, "On whom shall rest My Spirit? On him that is humble and quiet, and trembles at My words." [2157] Already thou livest righteously, already thou
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
2 Samuel 12:23
But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me."

Job 3:13
Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest.

Job 11:8
Such knowledge is higher than the heavens--and who are you? It is deeper than the underworld--what do you know?

Job 14:13
"I wish you would hide me in the grave and forget me there until your anger has passed. But mark your calendar to think of me again!

Job 17:13
What if I go to the grave and make my bed in darkness?

Job 17:16
No, my hope will go down with me to the grave. We will rest together in the dust!"

Job 30:15
I live in terror now. My honor has blown away in the wind, and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud.

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