Job 21:26

26 Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.

Read Job 21:26 Using Other Translations

They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.
But both are buried in the same dust, both eaten by the same maggots.

What does Job 21:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 21:26

They shall lie down alike in the dust
Such as have lived and died in great outward prosperity, or in more unhappy circumstances; these are levelled by death, and brought into the same state and condition; are laid on dusty beds, where there is no difference between them, their rest together is in the dust; here they dwell, and here they lie and sleep until they are awaked in the morning of the resurrection:

and the worms shall cover them;
these are the companions alike unto them, and sweetly feed on the one as on the other; the earth is their bed, and worms are their covering; even such who used to lie on beds of down, and were covered with coverings of silk, have now the same bed and covering as those who used to lie on beds of straw, and scarce any thing to cover them; worms are spread under them, and are spread upon them; they are both their bed and their covering, ( Isaiah 14:11 ) .

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