Job 18:16
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New International Version
His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.

New Living Translation
Their roots will dry up, and their branches will wither.

English Standard Version
His roots dry up beneath, and his branches wither above.

New American Standard Bible
"His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.

King James Bible
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
His roots below dry up, and his branches above wither away.

Contemporary English Version
and they are left like trees, dried up from the roots.

Good News Translation
Their roots and branches are withered and dry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His roots below dry up, and his branches above wither away.

International Standard Version
His roots wither underneath, while his branches above are being cut off.

NET Bible
Below his roots dry up, and his branches wither above.

New Heart English Bible
His roots shall be dried up beneath. Above shall his branch be cut off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His roots dry up under him. His branches wither over him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His roots shall dry up beneath, And above shall his branch wither.

New American Standard 1977
“His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above his branch shall be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

American King James Version
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

American Standard Version
His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above.

Darby Bible Translation
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off;

English Revised Version
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

World English Bible
His roots shall be dried up beneath. Above shall his branch be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
From beneath his roots are dried up, And from above cut off is his crop.
Study Bible
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
15"There dwells in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone is scattered on his habitation. 16"His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above. 17"Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad.…
Cross References
Job 15:30
"He will not escape from darkness; The flame will wither his shoots, And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.

Job 15:32
"It will be accomplished before his time, And his palm branch will not be green.

Isaiah 5:24
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble And dry grass collapses into the flame, So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 14:20
"You will not be united with them in burial, Because you have ruined your country, You have slain your people. May the offspring of evildoers not be mentioned forever.

Hosea 9:16
Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up, They will bear no fruit. Even though they bear children, I will slay the precious ones of their womb.

Amos 2:9
"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, Though his height was like the height of cedars And he was strong as the oaks; I even destroyed his fruit above and his root below.

Malachi 4:1
"For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch."
Treasury of Scripture

His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

roots

Job 29:19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night on my branch.

Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes …

Hosea 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: …

Amos 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the …

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

shall his branch

Job 5:3,4 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation…

Job 15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, …

(16) His roots shall be dried up.--With tacit allusion to what he had said in Job 8:12, and also to the destruction of Job's own offspring, which had already been accomplished.

Verse 16. - His roots shall be dried up beneath. He shall be like a tree whose roots no moisture reaches, and which, therefore, withers and dries up (comp. Job 14:8, 9; Job 29:19). And above shall his branch be cut off; or, be withered (comp. Job 14:2, where the same verb is used). His roots shall be dried up beneath,.... Wicked men are sometimes compared to trees; to trees of the wood, barren, and unfruitful; to trees without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; and sometimes to green bay trees, very flourishing for a while, and which on a sudden perish, and come to nothing, see Sol 2:3, Jde 1:12; and such a simile is here used; and by his roots may be meant his family, from whence he sprung, which now should be extinct with him, see Isaiah 11:1; or his substance, which being greatly increased, he seemed to take root in the earth, and not only to be in a prosperous, but in a stable settled condition; but now, like Ephraim, he should be smitten, and his root dried up; all his wealth, and all the resources of it, should be exhausted, be no more, see Jeremiah 12:2;

and above shall his branch be cut off; his children that sprung from him, as branches from a tree, and were his glory and beauty, these should be cut off; referring no doubt in both clauses to Job's present circumstances, whose root in the time of his prosperity was spread out by the waters, but now dried up, and on whose branches the dew lay all night, but now cut off, Job 29:19; so the Targum,

"his children shall be cut off out of the earth, and from heaven his destruction shall be decreed;''

both clauses signify the utter destruction of the family of the wicked man, root and branch, see Malachi 4:1. It is a beautiful description of a tree struck with thunder and lightning, and burnt and shattered to pieces, and agrees with Job 18:15. 16. Roots—himself.

branch—his children (Job 8:12; 15:30; Mal 4:1).18:11-21 Bildad describes the destruction wicked people are kept for, in the other world, and which in some degree, often seizes them in this world. The way of sin is the way of fear, and leads to everlasting confusion, of which the present terrors of an impure conscience are earnests, as in Cain and Judas. Miserable indeed is a wicked man's death, how secure soever his life was. See him dying; all that he trusts to for his support shall be taken from him. How happy are the saints, and how indebted to the lord Jesus, by whom death is so far done away and changed, that this king of terrors is become a friend and a servant! See the wicked man's family sunk and cut off. His children shall perish, either with him or after him. Those who consult the true honour of their family, and its welfare, will be afraid of withering all by sin. The judgments of God follow the wicked man after death in this world, as a proof of the misery his soul is in after death, and as an earnest of that everlasting shame and contempt to which he shall rise in the great day. The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot, Pr 10:7. It would be well if this report of wicked men would cause any to flee from the wrath to come, from which their power, policy, and riches cannot deliver them. But Jesus ever liveth to deliver all who trust in him. Bear up then, suffering believers. Ye shall for a little time have sorrow, but your Beloved, your Saviour, will see you again; your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh away.
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