JOB 21:13



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“They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.”

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Job 21:13 Translation & Meaning

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They spend יְבַלּ֣וּ To fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend) spend
their days יְמֵיהֶ֑ם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
in wealth, בַטּ֣וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) wealth
and in a moment וּ֝בְרֶ֗גַע A wink (of the eyes), i.e., a very short space of time moment
go down יֵחָֽתּוּ׃ To sink, i.e., descend; causatively, to press or lead down go down
to the grave. שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave

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  • 11  They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

  • 12  They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

  • 13  They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

  • 14  Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

  • 15  What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?


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