Job 15:33
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New International Version
He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.

New Living Translation
They will be like a vine whose grapes are harvested too early, like an olive tree that loses its blossoms before the fruit can form.

English Standard Version
He will shake off his unripe grape like the vine, and cast off his blossom like the olive tree.

New American Standard Bible
"He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.

King James Bible
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will be like a vine that drops its unripe grapes and like an olive tree that sheds its blossoms.

International Standard Version
"He is like a vine that drops its unripe grapes; like an olive tree that loses its blossoms.

NET Bible
Like a vine he will let his sour grapes fall, and like an olive tree he will shed his blossoms.

New Heart English Bible
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will drop his unripened grapes like a vine and throw off his blossoms like an olive tree

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, And shall cast off his flower as the olive.

New American Standard 1977
“He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine,
            And will cast off his flower like the olive tree.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall shake off his sour grapes as the vine and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall shake off his unripe grapes like the vine, and shall cast off his blossom like the olive.

American King James Version
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

American Standard Version
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, And shall cast off his flower as the olive-tree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall be blasted as a vine when its grapes are in the first flower, and as an olive tree that casteth its flower.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall shake off his unripe grapes as a vine, and shall cast his flower as an olive.

English Revised Version
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

World English Bible
He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive tree.

Young's Literal Translation
He shaketh off as a vine his unripe fruit, And casteth off as an olive his blossom.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
32"It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green. 33"He will drop off his unripe grape like the vine, And will cast off his flower like the olive tree. 34"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.…
Cross References
Job 14:2
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.

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Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: …

Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts …

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Deuteronomy 28:39,40 You shall plant vineyards, and dress them, but shall neither drink …

Verse 33. - He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine. Blight and untimely cold cause the vine to drop its grapes before they are mature. So the wicked man will be deprived, one by one, of his possessions. And shall cast off his flower as the olive. The olive often sheds its blossoms in vast numbers. "In spring," says Canon Tristram, "one may see the bloom, on the slightest breath of wind, shed like snowflakes, and perishing by millions" ('Natural History of the Bible,' p. 375). According to some commentators, this happens regularly in alternate years. He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine,.... Either the wicked man himself shall shake off or lose his substance; or God shall shake off from him all that was dear and valuable to him; or he shall be shaken by one providence or another, just as a vine is shaken by a violent wind and tempest, and its unripe grapes are battered off by an hailstorm, or plucked off by the hand, or drop off through rottenness; so it is signified by this metaphor, that a wicked man should be stripped of his wealth and riches in a sudden manner; or his children should be snatched from him in their youth, before they were well grown up to maturity, and so like the unripe grape; perhaps respect is had to Job's case, both with regard to his substance and his family:

and shall cast off his flower, as the olive: which tree, when shaken in a violent manner, drops its flower, and so brings forth no fruit; it is observed by naturalists (h), that these two trees, the vine and the olive, flourish much about the same time, and suffer much by storms and tempests, which destroy their fruits, and especially when rain falls in the time of their flowering; the some thing is intended in this clause as in the former.

(h) Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 16. c. 25. l. 17. c. 2. 24. 33. Images of incompleteness. The loss of the unripe grapes is poetically made the vine tree's own act, in order to express more pointedly that the sinner's ruin is the fruit of his own conduct (Isa 3:11; Jer 6:19).15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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