14 They [1] die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

Other Translations of Job 36:14

New International Version

14 They die in their youth, among male prostitutes of the shrines.

English Standard Version

14 They die in youth, and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.

The Message

14 Living it up in sexual excesses, virility wasted, they die young.

New King James Version

14 They die in youth, And their life ends among the perverted persons.

New Living Translation

14 They die when they are young, after wasting their lives in immoral living.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:14

Commentary on Job 36:5-14

(Read Job 36:5-14)

Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. He is always ready to defend those that are injured. If our eye is ever toward God in duty, his eye will be ever upon us in mercy, and, when we are at the lowest, will not overlook us. God intends, when he afflicts us, to discover past sins to us, and to bring them to our remembrance. Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. It is a command, to have no more to do with sin. If we faithfully serve God, we have the promise of the life that now is, and the comforts of it, as far as is for God's glory and our good: and who would desire them any further? We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. If the affliction fail in its work, let men expect the furnace to be heated till they are consumed. Those that die without knowledge, die without grace, and are undone for ever. See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Whether sinners die in youth, or live long to heap up wrath, their case is dreadful. The souls of the wicked live after death, but it is in everlasting misery.