Job 11:20

“But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the eyes of the wicked shall faile, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giuing vp of the ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, And they shall have no way to flee; And their hope shall be the giving up of the ghost.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the eyes of the evil-doers will be wasting away; their way of flight is gone, and their only hope is the taking of their last breath.
- Basic English Bible

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and [all] refuge shall vanish from them, and their hope [shall be] the breathing out of life.
- Darby Bible

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the expiration of the breath.
- Webster's Bible

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail. They shall have no way to flee. Their hope shall be the giving up of the spirit."
- World English Bible

And the eyes of the wicked are consumed, And refuge hath perished from them, And their hope [is] a breathing out of soul!
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall have no way to flee, and their hope shall be the drooping of the soul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 11:20


11:20 Fail - Either with grief and tears for their sore calamities: or with long looking for what they shall never attain. Their hope - They shall never obtain deliverance out of their distresses, but shall perish in them. Ghost - Shall be as vain and desperate as the hope of life is in a man, when he is at the very point of death.


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