Job 14:8
New International Version
Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil,

New Living Translation
Though its roots have grown old in the earth and its stump decays,

English Standard Version
Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stump die in the soil,

Berean Study Bible
If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump dies in the soil,

New American Standard Bible
"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,

King James Bible
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

Christian Standard Bible
If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump starts to die in the soil,

Contemporary English Version
Its roots and stump may rot,

Good News Translation
Even though its roots grow old, and its stump dies in the ground,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump starts to die in the soil,

International Standard Version
Even if its roots have grown ancient in the earth, and its stump begins to rot in the ground,

NET Bible
Although its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump begins to die in the soil,

New Heart English Bible
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump dies in the soil,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground;

New American Standard 1977
“Though its roots grow old in the ground, And its stump dies in the dry soil,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Though its root waxes old in the earth and its trunk is dead in the ground,

King James 2000 Bible
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground;

American King James Version
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

American Standard Version
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For though its root should grow old in the earth, and its stem die in the rock;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If its root be old in the earth, and its stock be dead in the dust:

Darby Bible Translation
Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground,

English Revised Version
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
Though its root shall become old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground;

World English Bible
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground,

Young's Literal Translation
If its root becometh old in the earth, And its stem doth die in the dust,
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
7For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail. 8If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump dies in the soil, 9at the scent of water it will bud and put forth twigs like a sapling.…
Cross References
Job 14:7
For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its tender shoots will not fail.

Job 14:9
at the scent of water it will bud and put forth twigs like a sapling.

Treasury of Scripture

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

die in the ground

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

John 12:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

1 Corinthians 15:36
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:







Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

its roots
שָׁרְשׁ֑וֹ (šā·rə·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8328: A root

grow old
יַזְקִ֣ין (yaz·qîn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2204: To be or become old

in the ground
בָּאָ֣רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and its stump
גִּזְעֽוֹ׃ (giz·‘ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1503: The trunk, stump of a, tree

dies
יָמ֥וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

in the soil,
וּ֝בֶעָפָ֗ר (ū·ḇe·‘ā·p̄ār)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud
Verses 8, 9. - Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. After the stump is actually dead, suckers may be thrown up from the roots, if sufficient water be supplied to them; and these will put forth branches luxuriantly. 14:7-15 Though a tree is cut down, yet, in a moist situation, shoots come forth, and grow up as a newly planted tree. But when man is cut off by death, he is for ever removed from his place in this world. The life of man may fitly be compared to the waters of a land flood, which spread far, but soon dry up. All Job's expressions here show his belief in the great doctrine of the resurrection. Job's friends proving miserable comforters, he pleases himself with the expectation of a change. If our sins are forgiven, and our hearts renewed to holiness, heaven will be the rest of our souls, while our bodies are hidden in the grave from the malice of our enemies, feeling no more pain from our corruptions, or our corrections.
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