Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

NET Bible

he wanders about -- food for vultures; he knows 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.

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 believeth not to return from darkness, And watched is he for the sword. 23 He is wandering for bread -- 'Where is it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness. 24 Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster.



Cross References

Psalm 59:15

They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur.

Psalm 109:10

And wander continually do his sons, Yea, they have begged, And have sought out of their dry places.

Job 18:12

Hungry is his sorrow, And calamity is ready at his side.

Genesis 4:12

when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee -- a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.'

Job 18:5-6

Also, the light of the wicked is extinguished. And there doth not shine a spark of his fire.

Job 18:18

They thrust him from light unto darkness, And from the habitable earth cast him out.

Job 30:3-4

With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,

Ecclesiastes 11:8

But, if man liveth many years, In all of them let him rejoice, And remember the days of darkness, For they are many! all that is coming is vanity.

Lamentations 5:6

To Egypt we have given a hand, To Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.

Lamentations 5:9

With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Joel 2:2

A day of darkness and thick darkness, A day of cloud and thick darkness, As darkness spread on the mountains, A people numerous and mighty, Like it there hath not been from of old, And after it there is not again -- till the years of generation and generation.

Amos 5:20

Is not the day of Jehovah darkness and not light, Even thick darkness that hath no brightness?

Zephaniah 1:15

A day of wrath is that day, A day of adversity and distress, A day of waste and desolation, A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of cloud and thick darkness.

Hebrews 10:27

but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers;

Hebrews 11:37-38

they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried; in the killing of the sword they died; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins -- being destitute, afflicted, injuriously treated,

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