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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And certainly the mountain that falls is undone, and the rocks are removed out of their place.

King James 2000 Bible
And surely the mountain falling, comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of its place.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And indeed a mountain falling cometh to nought, and the 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;

Webster's Bible Translation
And surely the mountain falling cometh to naught, and 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.
Study Bible
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 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 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;







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

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

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

and crumbles
יִבּ֑וֹל (yib·bō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

is dislodged
יֶעְתַּ֥ק (ye‘·taq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
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. 14:16-22 Job's faith and hope spake, and grace appeared to revive; but depravity again prevailed. He represents God as carrying matters to extremity against him. The Lord must prevail against all who contend with him. God may send disease and pain, we may lose all comfort in those near and dear to us, every hope of earthly happiness may be destroyed, but God will receive the believer into realms of eternal happiness. But what a change awaits the prosperous unbeliever! How will he answer when God shall call him to his tribunal? The Lord is yet upon a mercy-seat, ready to be gracious. Oh that sinners would be wise, that they would consider their latter end! While man's flesh is upon him, that is, the body he is so loth to lay down, it shall have pain; and while his soul is within him, that is, the spirit he is so loth to resign, it shall mourn. Dying work is hard work; dying pangs often are sore pangs. It is folly for men to defer repentance to a death-bed, and to have that to do which is the one thing needful, when unfit to do anything.
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