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Job 14:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the mountain falling cometh to nought; And the rock is removed out of its place;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And surely the mountain falling cometh to naught, and the rock is removed out of its place.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And indeed a mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of its place;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, in very deed, a mountain falling, will lie prostrate, or, a rock moved out of its place:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And yet, a falling mountain wasteth away, And a rock is removed from its place.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A mountain falling cometh to nought, and a rock is removed out of its place.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And surely the mountaine falling commeth to nought: and the rocke is remoued out of his place.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And verily a mountain falling will utterly be destroyed, and a rock shall be worn out of its place.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And surely 199
{0199} Prime
אוּלָם
'uwlam
{oo-lawm'}
Apparently a variation of H0194; however or on the contrary.
the mountain 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
falling 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
cometh to nought, 5034
{5034} Prime
נָבֵל
nabel
{naw-bale'}
A primitive root; to wilt; generally to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively to despise, disgrace.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and the rock 6697
{6697} Prime
צוּר
tsuwr
{tsoor}
From H6696; properly a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally a rock or boulder; figuratively a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous).
is removed 6275
{6275} Prime
עָתַק
`athaq
{aw-thak'}
A primitive root; to remove (intransitively or transitively); figuratively to grow old; specifically to transcribe.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
out of his place. 4725
{4725} Prime
מָקוֹם
maqowm
{maw-kome'}
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 14:18

_ _ cometh to naught — literally, “fadeth”; a poetical image from a leaf (Isaiah 34:4). Here Job falls back into his gloomy bodings as to the grave. Instead of “and surely,” translate “yet”; marking the transition from his brighter hopes. Even the solid mountain falls and crumbles away; man therefore cannot “hope” to escape decay or to live again in the present world (Job 14:19).

_ _ out of his place — so man (Psalms 103:16).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 14:16-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 14:18

And — As when a great mountain falls, by an earthquake or inundation, it moulders away like a fading leaf, (as the Hebrew word signifies) and as the rock, when by the violence of winds or earthquakes it is removed out of its place, and thrown down, is never re — advanced: and as the waters by continual droppings, wear away the stones, so that they can never be made whole again: and as thou wastest away, by a great and violent inundation, the things which grow out of the dust of the earth, herbs, and fruits, and plants, which once washed away are irrecoverably lost; in like manner, thou destroyest the hope of man: when man dies, all hope of his living again in this world is lost.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 14:18

And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the (k) rock is removed out of his place.

(k) He murmurs through the impatiency of the flesh against God, as though he used great severity against him as against the hard rocks, or waters that overflow, so that by this the opportunity of his hope is taken away.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the mountain:

Psalms 102:25-26 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. ... They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 41:15-16 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat [them] small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. ... Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, [and] shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
Jeremiah 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

cometh to nought:
Heb. fadeth

the rock:

Job 18:4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
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Jb 18:4. Ps 102:25. Is 40:12; 41:15; 54:10; 64:1. Jr 4:24. Mt 27:51. Rv 6:14; 8:8; 20:11.

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