Job 8:12
New International Version
While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.

New Living Translation
While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut, they begin to wither more quickly than grass.

English Standard Version
While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.

Berean Study Bible
While the shoots are still uncut, they dry up quicker than grass.

New American Standard Bible
"While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

New King James Version
While it is yet green and not cut down, It withers before any other plant.

King James Bible
Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

Christian Standard Bible
While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any other plant.

Contemporary English Version
and if the water dries up, they die sooner than grass.

Good News Translation
If the water dries up, they are the first to wither, while still too small to be cut and used.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any other plant.

International Standard Version
While they are still green and not yet ready to be harvested, they wither before any plant.

NET Bible
While they are still beginning to flower and not ripe for cutting, they can wither away faster than any grass!

New Heart English Bible
While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even if they were fresh and not cut, they would wither quicker than grass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, It withereth before any other herb.

New American Standard 1977
“While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whilst it is yet in its greenness and not cut down, it withers before any other herb.

King James 2000 Bible
While it is yet green, and not cut down, it withers before any other plant.

American King James Version
Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it wither before any other herb.

American Standard Version
Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, It withereth before any other herb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When it is yet on the root, and though it has not been cut down, does not any herb wither before it has received moisture?

Douay-Rheims Bible
When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.

Darby Bible Translation
Whilst it is yet in its greenness [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] grass.

English Revised Version
Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

World English Bible
While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.

Young's Literal Translation
While it is in its budding -- uncropped, Even before any herb it withereth.
Study Bible
Bildad: Job Should Repent
11Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Do reeds flourish without water? 12While the shoots are still uncut, they dry up quicker than grass. 13Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish.…
Cross References
Job 8:11
Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Do reeds flourish without water?

Job 8:13
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so the hope of the godless will perish.

Job 20:5
the triumph of the wicked has been brief and the joy of the godless momentary?

Treasury of Scripture

Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it wither before any other herb.

Psalm 129:6,7
Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: …

Jeremiah 17:6
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Matthew 13:20
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;







Lexicon
While
עֹדֶ֣נּוּ (‘ō·ḏen·nū)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

the shoots
בְ֭אִבּוֹ (ḇə·’ib·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3: Freshness, fresh green

are still uncut,
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

they dry up
יִיבָֽשׁ׃ (yî·ḇāš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

quicker than
וְלִפְנֵ֖י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

grass.
חָצִ֣יר (ḥā·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2682: Green grass, herbage
Verse 12. - Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not out down. It grows and flourishes in a rich greenness up to a certain point; no one touches it; but the water fails from the root, and it fades, collapses, and is gone. It withereth before any other herb. The ground may be all green around it with ordinary grass and other herbs, since they only need a little moisture - the water-plant will collapse unless it has its full supply. 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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