21 Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
21 before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
21 before I go--and I shall not return-- to the land of darkness and deep shadow,
21 Before I die and am buried, before I'm nailed into my coffin, sealed in the ground,
21 Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,
21 before I leave-never to return- for the land of darkness and utter gloom.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:21
Commentary on Job 10:14-22
(Read Job 10:14-22)
Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.