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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Whilst it is yet in its greenness and not cut down, it withereth before any other grass.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:12 Greenness - Whereby it promises long continuance. Tho' no man cut it down, it withers of itself, sooner than other herbs.

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Job
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

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

Job 8:13
The same happens to all who forget God. The hopes of the godless evaporate.

Job 20:5
the triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?

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