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Job 27:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He lieth down rich, but he shall not be gathered [to his fathers]; He openeth his eyes, and he is not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He lies down rich, but never again; He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The rich man, shall lie down, and not do it again, his eyes, hath he opened, and then is not.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Rich he lieth down, and he is not gathered, His eyes he hath opened, and he is not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The rich man when he shall sleep shall take away nothing with him: he shall open his eyes and find nothing.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The rich man shall lie downe, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The rich man shall lie down, and shall not continue: he has opened his eyes, and he is not.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The rich y6223
[6223] Standard
From H6238; rich, whether literally or figuratively (noble).
man x6223
(6223) Complement
From H6238; rich, whether literally or figuratively (noble).
shall lie down, 7901
{7901} Prime
A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but he shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be gathered: 622
{0622} Prime
A primitive root; to gather for any purpose; hence to receive, take away, that is, remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
he openeth 6491
{6491} Prime
A primitive root; to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively to be observant.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
his eyes, 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
and he [is] not. x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.

Job 27:19

_ _ gathered — buried honorably (Genesis 25:8; 2 Kings 22:20). But Umbreit, agreeably to Job 27:18, which describes the short continuance of the sinner’s prosperity, “He layeth himself rich in his bed, and nothing is robbed from him, he openeth his eyes, and nothing more is there.” If English Version be retained, the first clause probably means, rich though he be in dying, he shall not be honored with a funeral; the second, When he opens his eyes in the unseen world, it is only to see his destruction: the Septuagint reads for “not gathered,” He does not proceed, that is, goes to his bed no more. So Maurer.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 27:11-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 27:19

Lie down — In death. Not gathered — Instead of that honourable interment with his fathers, his carcase shall lie like dung upon the earth. One openeth his eyes — That is, while a man can open his eyes, in the twinkling of an eye. He is as if he had never been, dead and gone, and his family and name extinct with him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 27:19

The rich man shall lie down, but (n) he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he [is] not.

(n) He means that the wicked tyrants will not have a quiet death, nor be buried honourably.

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shall lie:

Job 14:13-15 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! ... Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
Job 21:23-26 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. ... They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Job 30:23 For I know [that] thou wilt bring me [to] death, and [to] the house appointed for all living.


Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
Matthew 3:12 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!

he openeth:

Job 20:7-9 [Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where [is] he? ... The eye also [which] saw him shall [see him] no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
Psalms 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in [his] wrath.
Psalms 73:19-20 How are they [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

he is not:

Job 8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.
Job 14:10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where [is] he?
Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens [be] no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
Job 24:24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all [other], and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
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Gn 49:10. Jb 8:22; 14:10, 12, 13; 20:7; 21:23, 30; 24:24; 30:23. Ps 58:9; 73:19. Jr 8:2. Mt 3:12; 23:37.

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