Job 9:26

“They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They are passed away as the ships: as the Eagle that hasteth to the pray.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They are passed away as the swift ships; As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They go rushing on like reed-boats, like an eagle dropping suddenly on its food.
- Basic English Bible

They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey.
- Darby Bible

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
- Webster's Bible

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.
- World English Bible

They have passed on with ships of reed, As an eagle darteth on food.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They are passed away as the swift ships; as the vulture that swoopeth on the prey.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 9:26


9:26 Eagle - Which flies swiftly, especially when in the sight of his prey. See here how swift the motion of time is! It is always upon the wing, hastening to its period. What little need have we of past - times! What great need to redeem time, which runs out, runs on so fast toward eternity! And how vain are the enjoyments of time, which we may be deprived of, even while time continues! Our day may be longer than our sunshine: and when that is gone, it is as if it had never been.


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