New American Standard Bible
At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.
King James Bible
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
Darby Bible Translation
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and put forth boughs like a young plant.
World English Bible
yet through the scent of water it will bud, and put forth boughs like a plant.
Young's Literal Translation
From the fragrance of water it doth flourish, And hath made a crop as a plant.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yet through the scent of water - The word here rendered "scent" (ריח rêyach) means properly the odor or fragrance which anything exhales or emits; Sol 2:13; Sol 7:13; Genesis 27:27. The idea is very delicate and poetic. It is designed to denote a gentle and pleasant contact - not a rush of water - by which the tree is made to live. It inhales, so to speak, the vital influence from the water - as we are refreshed and revived by grateful odorifles when we are ready to faint.
It will bud - Or, rather, it will germinate, or spring up again - יפרח yapârach; see the notes at Isaiah 55:10.
And bring forth boughs - קציר qâtsı̂yr. This word usually means a harvest; Genesis 8:22; Genesis 30:14; Genesis 45:6. It also means, as here, a bough, or branch; compare Psalm 80:11; Job 18:16; Job 29:19.
Like a plant - Like a young plant - as fresh and vigorous as a plant that is set out.
LibraryOctober 19 Evening
Consolation in Christ, . . . comfort of love, . . . fellowship of the Spirit.--PHI. 2:1. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.--My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. The Father . . . shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name.--Blessed be God, …
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