19 Drought and heat consume [1] the snow waters: so doth the grave those which have sinned.

Other Translations of Job 24:19

New International Version

19 As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.

English Standard Version

19 Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does Sheol those who have sinned.

The Message

19 As surely as snow melts under the hot, summer sun, sinners disappear in the grave.

New King James Version

19 As drought and heat consume the snow waters, So the grave consumes those who have sinned.

New Living Translation

19 The grave consumes sinners just as drought and heat consume snow.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 24:19

Commentary on Job 24:18-25

(Read Job 24:18-25)

Sometimes how gradual is the decay, how quiet the departure of a wicked person, how is he honoured, and how soon are all his cruelties and oppressions forgotten! They are taken off with other men, as the harvestman gathers the ears of corn as they come to hand. There will often appear much to resemble the wrong view of Providence Job takes in this chapter. But we are taught by the word of inspiration, that these notions are formed in ignorance, from partial views. The providence of God, in the affairs of men, is in every thing a just and wise providence. Let us apply this whenever the Lord may try us. He cannot do wrong. The unequalled sorrows of the Son of God when on earth, unless looked at in this view, perplex the mind. But when we behold him, as the sinner's Surety, bearing the curse, we can explain why he should endure that wrath which was due to sin, that Divine justice might be satisfied, and his people saved.