Job 8:11
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New Living Translation
"Can papyrus reeds grow tall without a marsh? Can marsh grass flourish without water?

King James Bible
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

Darby Bible Translation
Doth the papyrus shoot up without mire? doth the reed-grass grow without water?

World English Bible
"Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?

Young's Literal Translation
'Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:11 Can, and c. - The hypocrite cannot build his hope, without some false, rotten ground or other, any more than the rush can grow without mire, or the flag without water.

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The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 41:2
In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass.

Job 8:10
But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old.

Job 8:12
While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut, they begin to wither more quickly than grass.

Isaiah 19:6
The canals of the Nile will dry up, and the streams of Egypt will stink with rotting reeds and rushes.

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