Parallel Verses

NET Bible

he wanders about -- food for vultures; he knows that the day of darkness is at hand.

New American Standard Bible

“He wanders about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.

King James Version

He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Holman Bible

He wanders about for food, saying, “Where is it?”
He knows the day of darkness is at hand.

International Standard Version

He wanders around for food where is it? He knows that a time of darkness is near.

A Conservative Version

He wanders abroad for bread, [saying], Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

American Standard Version

He wandereth abroad for bread,'saying , Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Amplified


“He wanders about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that the day of darkness and destruction is already at hand.

Bible in Basic English

He is wandering about in search of bread, saying, Where is it? and he is certain that the day of trouble is ready for him:

Darby Translation

He wandereth abroad for bread, where may it be? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

He wandered about for bread, where he knew that the day of darkness was ready at his hand.

King James 2000

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"He is wandering for bread, [saying], 'Where [is it]?' He knows that a day of darkness [is] ready {at hand}.

Modern King James verseion

He wanders for bread, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness is ready at hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When he goeth forth to get his living, he thinketh plainly, that the day of darkness is at hand.

New Heart English Bible

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

The Emphasized Bible

A wanderer, he, for bread, saying Where is it ? He knoweth that, prepared by his own hand, is the day of darkness;

Webster

He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

World English Bible

He wanders abroad for bread, saying, 'Where is it?' He knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is wandering for bread -- 'Where is it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נדד 
Nadad 
Usage: 28

that the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

חשׁך 
Choshek 
Usage: 78

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

22 He does not expect to escape from darkness; he is marked for the sword; 23 he wanders about -- food for vultures; he knows that the day of darkness is at hand. 24 Distress and anguish terrify him; they prevail against him like a king ready to launch an attack,



Cross References

Psalm 59:15

They wander around looking for something to eat; they refuse to sleep until they are full.

Psalm 109:10

May his children roam around begging, asking for handouts as they leave their ruined home!

Job 18:12

Calamity is hungry for him, and misfortune is ready at his side.

Genesis 4:12

When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."

Job 18:5-6

"Yes, the lamp of the wicked is extinguished; his flame of fire does not shine.

Job 18:18

He is driven from light into darkness and is banished from the world.

Job 30:3-4

gaunt with want and hunger, they would gnaw the parched land, in former time desolate and waste.

Ecclesiastes 11:8

So, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all, but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many -- all that is about to come is obscure.

Lamentations 5:6

We have submitted to Egypt and Assyria in order to buy food to eat.

Lamentations 5:9

At the risk of our lives we get our food because robbers lurk in the countryside.

Joel 2:2

It will be a day of dreadful darkness, a day of foreboding storm clouds, like blackness spread over the mountains. It is a huge and powerful army -- there has never been anything like it ever before, and there will not be anything like it for many generations to come!

Amos 5:20

Don't you realize the Lord's day of judgment will bring darkness, not light -- gloomy blackness, not bright light?

Zephaniah 1:15

That day will be a day of God's anger, a day of distress and hardship, a day of devastation and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and dark skies,

Hebrews 10:27

but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that will consume God's enemies.

Hebrews 11:37-38

They were stoned, sawed apart, murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated

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