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Job 9:25

25 “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.

Read Job 9:25 Using Other Translations

Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
"My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they see no good.
“My life passes more swiftly than a runner. It flees away without a glimpse of happiness.

What does Job 9:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 9:25

Now my days are swifter than a post
Or "than a runner"


F1 in a race, in order to obtain the prize; or than one that rides post, or runs on foot to carry a message, such as were Cushi and Ahimaaz; and such are generally swift of foot, or ride on swift horses, who are so employed; and yet Job says his days are swifter, or passed away more swiftly thorn such; meaning either his days in general; or rather particularly his prosperous days, as Mr. Broughton interprets it; these no sooner came but they were gone:

they flee away;
like a shadow, or a dream, or a tale that is told:

they see no good;
or he saw, perceived, or enjoyed no good in them; not but that he did see and enjoy much good, even much temporal good, which is what is intended; but this was no sooner had than it was taken away, that it was as if it had never been; the evil days of trouble and sorrow, in which he had no pleasure, came so quick upon him.

F1 (Ur-ynm) "cursore", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator

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