Job 14:18
New International Version
"But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and as a rock is moved from its place,

New Living Translation
“But instead, as mountains fall and crumble and as rocks fall from a cliff,

English Standard Version
“But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place;

Berean Study Bible
But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and a rock is dislodged from its place,

King James Bible
And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

New King James Version
“But as a mountain falls and crumbles away, And as a rock is moved from its place;

New American Standard Bible
“But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;

NASB 1995
"But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;

NASB 1977
“But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;

Amplified Bible
“But as a mountain, if it falls, crumbles into nothing, And as the rock is moved from its place,

Christian Standard Bible
But as a mountain collapses and crumbles and a rock is dislodged from its place,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as a mountain collapses and crumbles and a rock is dislodged from its place,

American Standard Version
But the mountain falling cometh to nought; And the rock is removed out of its place;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Truly a mighty mountain falls or a precipice is being shaken from its place

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And verily a mountain falling will utterly be destroyed, and a rock shall be worn out of its place.

Contemporary English Version
But in the real world, mountains tumble, and rocks crumble;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A mountain falling cometh to nought, and a rock is removed out of its place.

English Revised Version
And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of its place;

Good News Translation
There comes a time when mountains fall and solid cliffs are moved away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As surely as a mountain falls and rocks are dislodged,

International Standard Version
"Mountains fall and crumble; rocks are dislodged from their places.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And surely the mountain falling crumbleth away, And the rock is removed out of its place;

Literal Standard Version
And yet, a falling mountain wastes away, and a rock is removed from its place.

NET Bible
But as a mountain falls away and crumbles, and as a rock will be removed from its place,

New Heart English Bible
"But the mountain falling comes to nothing. The rock is removed out of its place;

World English Bible
"But the mountain falling comes to nothing. The rock is removed out of its place;

Young's Literal Translation
And yet, a falling mountain wasteth away, And a rock is removed from its place.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments the Finality of Death
17My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and You would cover over my iniquity. 18But as a mountain erodes and crumbles and a rock is dislodged from its place, 19as water wears away the stones and torrents wash away the soil, so You destroy a man’s hope.…

Cross References
Job 14:17
My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and You would cover over my iniquity.

Job 14:19
as water wears away the stones and torrents wash away the soil, so You destroy a man's hope.


Treasury of Scripture

And surely the mountains falling comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of his place.

the mountain

Psalm 102:25,26
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands…

Isaiah 40:12
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Isaiah 41:15,16
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff…

cometh to nought.

Job 18:4
He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

Matthew 27:51
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;









Verse 18. - And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought. Job here resumes the lament 'over human infirmity, with which the chapter opens (vers. 1-12); but he has, perhaps, in this passage, his own case mote distinctly presented to his consciousness. With the wealth of metaphor which characterizes his utterances, he compares the ruin of a prosperous man

(1) to the sudden collapse of a mountain;

(2) to the removal of a rock out of its place;

(3) to the wearing away of stones by the constant flow of streams; and

(4) to the destruction of alluvial tracts by floods.

Mountains collapse, either by volcanic agency, which is quite as much shown in the subsidence as in the elevation of the soil, or by landslips, which are most usually the results of heavy rains. And the rock is removed out of his place. Rocks are sometimes split by frost, and topple over when a thaw comes; at other times, heavy floods remove them from their accustomed place; occasionally earthquakes overturn them, and cause them to fall with a crash. There is also a removal of rocks to much greeter distances, by means of glaciers and icebergs; but of these Job is not likely to have known.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
וְ֭אוּלָם (wə·’ū·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 199: However, on the contrary

as a mountain
הַר־ (har-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

erodes
נוֹפֵ֣ל (nō·w·p̄êl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

and crumbles
יִבּ֑וֹל (yib·bō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5034: To wilt, to fall away, fail, faint, to be foolish, wicked, to despise, disgrace

and a rock
וְ֝צ֗וּר (wə·ṣūr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

is dislodged
יֶעְתַּ֥ק (ye‘·taq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6275: To remove, to grow old, to transcribe

from its place,
מִמְּקֹמֽוֹ׃ (mim·mə·qō·mōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition


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