Isaiah 40:24
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Scarcelyבַּל־
(bal-)
1077: notfrom balah
have they been planted,נִטָּ֗עוּ
(nit·ta·'u)
5193: to planta prim. root
Scarcelyבַּל־
(bal-)
1077: notfrom balah
have they been sown,זֹרָ֔עוּ
(zo·ra·'u,)
2232: to sow, scatter seeda prim. root
Scarcelyבַּל־
(bal-)
1077: notfrom balah
has their stockגִּזְעָ֑ם
(giz·'am;)
1503: a stock, stemfrom an unused word
taken rootשֹׁרֵ֥שׁ
(sho·resh)
8327: to deal with the rootsdenominative verb from shoresh
in the earth,בָּאָ֖רֶץ
(ba·'a·retz)
776: earth, landa prim. root
But He merelyוְגַם־
(ve·gam-)
1571: also, moreover, yeafrom an unused word
blowsנָשַׁ֤ף
(na·shaf)
5398: to blowa prim. root
on them, and they wither,וַיִּבָ֔שׁוּ
(vai·yi·va·shu,)
3001: to be dry, dried up, or withereda prim. root
And the stormוּסְעָרָ֖ה
(u·se·'a·rah)
5591b: a tempest, storm windfrom saar
carriesתִּשָּׂאֵֽם׃
(tis·sa·'em.)
5375: to lift, carry, takea prim. root
them away like stubble.כַּקַּ֥שׁ
(kak·kash)
7179: stubble, chafffrom an unused word







KJV Lexicon
Yea they shall not be planted
nata`  (naw-tah')
to strike in, i.e. fix; specifically, to plant -- fastened, plant(-er).
yea they shall not be sown
zara`  (zaw-rah')
to sow; figuratively, to disseminate, plant, fructify -- bear, conceive seed, set with sow(-er), yield.
yea their stock
geza'  (geh'-zah)
the trunk or stump of a tree (as felled or as planted) -- stem, stock.
shall not take root
sharash  (shaw-rash')
to root, i.e. strike into the soil, or (by implication) to pluck from it -- (take, cause to take) root (out).
in the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
and he shall also blow
nashaph  (naw-shaf')
to breeze, i.e. blow up fresh (as the wind) -- blow.
upon them and they shall wither
yabesh  (yaw-bashe')
to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage)
and the whirlwind
ca`ar  (sah'-ar)
a hurricane -- storm(-y), tempest, whirlwind.
shall take
nasa'  (naw-saw')
to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows)
them away as stubble
qash  (kash)
straw (as dry) -- stubble.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.

King James Bible
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are barely planted, barely sown, their stem hardly takes root in the ground when He blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind carries them away like stubble."

International Standard Version
No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner have their stems taken root in the earth, than he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest sweeps them away like stubble.

NET Bible
Indeed, they are barely planted; yes, they are barely sown; yes, they barely take root in the earth, and then he blows on them, causing them to dry up, and the wind carries them away like straw.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have hardly been planted. They have hardly been sown. They have hardly taken root in the ground. Then he blows on them and they wither, and a windstorm sweeps them away like straw.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
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