Job 8:11
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English Standard Version
“Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish where there is no water?

King James Bible
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

American Standard Version
Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can the rush be green without moisture? or a sedge-bush grow without water?

English Revised Version
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

Webster's Bible Translation
Can the rush grow without mire? can the flag grow without water?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 If thou seekest unto God,

And makest supplication to the Almighty,

6 If thou art pure and upright; Surely!

He will care for thee,

And restore the habitation of thy righteousness;

7 And if thy beginning was small,

Thy end shall be exceeding great.

There is still hope for Job (אתּה, in opposition to his children), if, turning humbly to God, he shows that, although not suffering undeservedly, he is nevertheless pure and upright in his inmost mind. Job 8:6 is so intended; not as Mercier and others explain: si in posterum puritati et justitiae studueris. אל־אל שׁחר, to turn one's self to God earnestly seeking, constr. praegnans, like אל־אל דּרשׁ, Job 5:8. Then begins the conclusion with כּי־עתּה, like Job 13:18. "The habitation of thy righteousness" is Job's household cleansed and justified from sin. God will restore that; שׁלּם might also signify, give peace to, but restore is far more appropriate. Completely falling back on שׁלם, the Piel signifies to recompense, off like being returned for like, and to restore, of a complete covering of the loss sustained. God will not only restore, but increase beyond measure, what Job was and had. The verb. masc. after אחרית here is remarkable. But we need not, with Olsh., read ישׂגּה: we may suppose, with Ewald, according to 174, e, that אהרית is purposely treated as masc. It would be a mistake to refer to Proverbs 23:32; Proverbs 29:21, in support of it.

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the rush.

Exodus 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch...

Isaiah 19:5-7 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up...

Cross References
Genesis 41:2
and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows, attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass.

Job 8:10
Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?

Job 8:12
While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.

Isaiah 19:6
and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away.

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