Psalm 78:33
New International Version
So he ended their days in futility and their years in terror.

New Living Translation
So he ended their lives in failure, their years in terror.

English Standard Version
So he made their days vanish like a breath, and their years in terror.

Berean Study Bible
So He ended their days in futility, and their years in sudden terror.

King James Bible
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

New King James Version
Therefore their days He consumed in futility, And their years in fear.

New American Standard Bible
So He brought their days to an end in futility, And their years to an end in sudden terror.

NASB 1995
So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.

NASB 1977
So He brought their days to an end in futility, And their years in sudden terror.

Amplified Bible
Therefore He consumed their days like a breath [in emptiness and futility] And their years in sudden terror.

Christian Standard Bible
He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made their days end in futility, their years in sudden disaster.

American Standard Version
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, And their years in terror.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They spent their days in futility and their years in haste.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years with anxiety.

Contemporary English Version
So he cut their lives short and made them terrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their days were consumed in vanity, and their years in haste.

English Revised Version
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in terror.

Good News Translation
So he ended their days like a breath and their lives with sudden disaster.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He brought their days to an end like a whisper in the wind. He brought their years to an end in terror.

International Standard Version
So he made their days end in futility, and their years with sudden terror.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore He ended their days as a breath, And their years in terror.

Literal Standard Version
And He consumes their days in vanity, And their years in trouble.

NET Bible
So he caused them to die unsatisfied and filled with terror.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.

World English Bible
Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.

Young's Literal Translation
And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
32In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; despite His wonderful works, they did not believe. 33So He ended their days in futility, and their years in sudden terror. 34When He slew them, they would seek Him; they repented and searched for God.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:16
then this is what I will do to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting disease, and fever that will destroy your sight and drain your life. You will sow your seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.

Numbers 14:29
Your bodies will fall in this wilderness--all who were numbered in the census, everyone twenty years of age or older--because you have grumbled against Me.

Numbers 14:35
I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this entire wicked congregation, which has conspired against Me. They will meet their end in the wilderness, and there they will die."

Psalm 90:9
For all our days decline in Your fury; we finish our years with a sigh.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

days

Psalm 90:7-9
For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled…

Numbers 14:29,35
Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, …

Numbers 26:64,65
But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai…

years

Genesis 3:16-19
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee…

Job 5:6,7
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; …

Job 14:1
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.









Verse 33. - Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble. Their faithlessness was punished by their forty years of vain and purposeless wandering in the wilderness, and by the "troubles" that befell them there.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So He ended
וַיְכַל־ (way·ḵal-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

their days
יְמֵיהֶ֑ם (yə·mê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

in futility,
בַּהֶ֥בֶל (ba·he·ḇel)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1892: Emptiness, vanity, transitory, unsatisfactory

and their years
וּ֝שְׁנוֹתָ֗ם (ū·šə·nō·w·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

in sudden terror.
בַּבֶּהָלָֽה׃ (bab·be·hā·lāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 928: Dismay, sudden terror or ruin


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