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.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
“While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

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

Amplified Bible
“While it is still green (in flower) and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant [when without water].

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
While it is in its growth it is not picked, and before all grass it dries up

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
While it [is] in its budding—uncropped, Even before any herb it withers.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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;









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While
עֹדֶ֣נּוּ (‘ō·ḏen·nū)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 3: Freshness, fresh green

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

they dry up
יִיבָֽשׁ׃ (yî·ḇāš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 6440: The face

grass.
חָצִ֣יר (ḥā·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2682: Green grass, herbage


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