'Down' in the Bible
And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.
And the Sabeans swooped down upon them and took away [the animals]. Indeed, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.
Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped
And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? And Satan (the adversary and the accuser) answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.
And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself, and he sat [down] among the ashes.
So they sat down with [Job] on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief and pain were very great.
For then would I have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then would I have been at rest [in death]
When I lie down I say, When shall I arise and the night be gone? And I am full of tossing to and fro till the dawning of the day.
As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away, so he who goes down to Sheol (the place of the dead) shall come up no more.
And why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; and [even if] You will seek me diligently, [it will be too late, for] I shall not be.
While it is yet green, in flower, and not cut down, it withers before any other herb [when without water].
They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.
You shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall sue for your favor.
Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be built again; He shuts a man in, and none can open.
For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender shoots of it will not cease. [But there is no such hope for man.]
So man lies down and does not rise [to his former state]. Till the heavens are no more, men will not awake nor be raised [physically] out of their sleep.
[My hope] shall go down to the bars of Sheol (the unseen state) when once there is rest in the dust.
He has broken me down on every side, and I am gone; my hope has He pulled up like a tree.
His bones are full of youthful energy, but it will lie down with him in the dust.
He has swallowed down [his ill-gotten] riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God will cast them out of his belly.
That which he labored for shall he give back and shall not swallow it down [to enjoy it]; according to his wealth shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol (the unseen state) in a moment and peacefully.
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worm spreads a covering over them.
[The wicked] will lie down rich, but does it not again; he opens his eyes, and [his wealth] is gone.
As for the earth, out of it comes bread, but underneath [its surface, down deep in the mine] there is blasting, turning it up as by fire.
I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and their depression did not cast down the light of my countenance.
Then let my wife grind [meal, like a bondslave] for another, and let others bow down upon her.
Beware lest you say, We have found wisdom; God thrusts [Job] down [justly], not man [God alone is dealing with him].
Then [God] is gracious to him and says, Deliver him from going down into the pit [of destruction]; I have found a ransom (a price of redemption, an atonement)!
[God] has redeemed my life from going down to the pit [of destruction], and my life shall see the light!
God strikes them down as wicked men in the open sight of beholders,
Which the skies pour down and drop abundantly upon [the multitudes of] mankind.
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low, and tread down the wicked where they stand [if you are so able, Job].
Can you draw out the leviathan (the crocodile) with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord?
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