Job 15:32
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New International Version
Before his time he will wither, and his branches will not flourish.

King James Bible
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.

Darby Bible Translation
It shall be complete before his day, and his branch shall not be green.

World English Bible
It shall be accomplished before his time. His branch shall not be green.

Young's Literal Translation
Not in his day is it completed, And his bending branch is not green.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It shall be accomplished before his time - I believe the Vulgate gives the true sense: Antequam dies ejus impleantur, peribit; "He shall perish before his time; before his days are completed."

8. He shall be removed by a violent death, and not live out half his days.

9. And his branch shall not be green - there shall be no scion from his roots; all his posterity shall fail.

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accomplished. or, cut off

Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time?

and his branch

Job 8:16-19 He is green before the sun, and his branch shoots forth in his garden...

Job 14:7-9 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease...

Job 18:16,17 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off...

Psalm 52:5-8 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Ezekiel 17:8-10 It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit...

Hosea 9:16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yes, though they bring forth...

Hosea 14:5-7 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon...

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire...

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Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

All are Sinners.
Some time ago we overheard from a person who should have known better, remarks something like these: "I wonder how sinners are saved in the Lutheran Church?" "I do not hear of any being converted in the Lutheran Church," and such like. These words called to mind similar sentiments that we heard expressed long ago. More than once was the remark made in our hearing that in certain churches sinners were saved, because converted and sanctified, while it was at least doubtful whether any one could find
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Take its teachings about God Himself. What does the Bible teach us about God? It declares that He is Eternal: "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God" (Ps. 90:2). It reveals the fact that He is Infinite: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (I Kings 8:27). Vast as we know the universe to be, it has its bounds; but we must go beyond
Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 18:16
His roots dry up below and his branches wither above.

Job 22:16
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.

Psalm 55:23
But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.

Ecclesiastes 7:17
Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool-- why die before your time?

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