Job 8:19
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New International Version
Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow.

New Living Translation
That's the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

English Standard Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the soil others will spring.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

King James Bible
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely this is the joy of his way of life; yet others will sprout from the dust.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, this is the benefit of God's way: from the soil other plants will sprout.

NET Bible
Indeed, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth others spring up.

New Heart English Bible
Look, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is its joy in this life, and others sprout from the same ground to [take its place].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, this is the joy of his way, And out of the earth shall others spring.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, this is the joy of His way;
            And out of the dust others will spring.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth from where he was transplanted, others shall grow.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

American King James Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

American Standard Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way; And out of the earth shall others spring.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again out of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the dust shall others grow.

English Revised Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others spring.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

World English Bible
Behold, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, this is the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.'
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
18"If he is removed from his place, Then it will deny him, saying, 'I never saw you.' 19"Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring. 20"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.…
Cross References
Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

Job 8:20
"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

this is the joy

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite …

Matthew 13:20,21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that …

out of the earth

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from …

Psalm 75:7 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

Psalm 113:7 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought …

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

Verse 19. - Behold, this is the joy of his way. Bitterly ironical - This is what his rapid and rampant greenery comes to; this is how his triumphant career ends! Utter destruction, disappearance, obliteration! And out of the earth shall others grow. The destruction leaves room for something better to follow - a sounder, healthier, and less short-lived growth. Behold, this is the joy of his way,.... Of the state and condition of the hypocrite, who, while he is in outward prosperity, exults and rejoices, but his joy is but short, it is but for a moment, Job 20:5; and this is what it comes to at last, and issues in, even entire destruction from his place; which, because it may seem strange and wonderful, and is worthy of notice and consideration, as well as to express a certainty of it, the word "behold" is prefixed; though this also is understood, by some, of good men who have much spiritual joy in their present state and condition, be it what it will; they have joy and peace in believing, even joy unspeakable, and full of glory; they have joy in the Lord, and in his ways in which they walk, when they have trouble in the world; they rejoice and even glory in tribulation, and are cheerful be they where they will, though removed from their native place and country; and especially this will be their case when they are transplanted from earth to heaven, the better and heavenly country:

and out of the earth shall others grow; in their room and stead; where the tall flourishing tree once stood, but now utterly destroyed, other trees should grow; signifying, either the children of the hypocrites and wicked men, that should spring up in their place and imitate them, and come to the same end; or rather such as were strangers to them, that should inherit their substance and estates; and it may be good men that should succeed them, and come into the possession of all their wealth, even such as were before in mean circumstances, and so may be said to come "out of the earth": it may be rendered, "out of another dust" or "earth shall they grow" (q); signifying, that the wicked should be utterly destroyed, they and theirs; and that such as were of another family, and as it were of another earth and country, should stand in their place; see Job 27:16; this may be interpreted of good men, who, though they die, others are raised up in their stead; God will have a seed to serve him as long as the sun and moon endure; though they are forced to fly from their native place, being persecuted, to strange cities, or removed into the heavenly regions, yet God raises up others to till up their places, and oftentimes out of other families, even of the ungodly, to support his cause and interest; and understanding the whole of truly righteous persons seems best to connect the sense with the following words.

(q) "de pulvere alio", Montanus, Bolducius, Cocceius; so the Targum; "de terra alia", Pagninus, Mercerus. 19. Bitter irony. The hypocrite boasts of joy. This then is his "joy" at the last.

and out of the earth—others immediately, who take the place of the man thus punished; not godly men (Mt 3:9). For the place of the weeds is among stones, where the gardener wishes no plants. But, ungodly; a fresh crop of weeds always springs up in the place of those torn up: there is no end of hypocrites on earth [Umbreit].8:8-19 Bildad discourses well of hypocrites and evil-doers, and the fatal end of all their hopes and joys. He proves this truth of the destruction of the hopes and joys of hypocrites, by an appeal to former times. Bildad refers to the testimony of the ancients. Those teach best that utter words out of their heart, that speak from an experience of spiritual and divine things. A rush growing in fenny ground, looking very green, but withering in dry weather, represents the hypocrite's profession, which is maintained only in times of prosperity. The spider's web, spun with great skill, but easily swept away, represents a man's pretensions to religion when without the grace of God in his heart. A formal professor flatters himself in his own eyes, doubts not of his salvation, is secure, and cheats the world with his vain confidences. The flourishing of the tree, planted in the garden, striking root to the rock, yet after a time cut down and thrown aside, represents wicked men, when most firmly established, suddenly thrown down and forgotten. This doctrine of the vanity of a hypocrite's confidence, or the prosperity of a wicked man, is sound; but it was not applicable to the case of Job, if confined to the present world.
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