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Job 8:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Whilst it is yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, It withereth before any [other] herb.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] herb.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “While it is still green [and] not cut down, Yet it withers before any [other] plant.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whilst it [is] yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] herb.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whilst it is yet in its greenness [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] grass.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Though while still, in its freshness, it be not plucked off, yet, before any kind of grass, it doth wither:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— While it [is] in its budding—uncropped, Even before any herb it withereth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whilest it [is] yet in his greennesse, [and] not cut downe, it withereth before any [other] herbe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When it is yet on the root, and [though] it has not been cut down, does not any herb wither before it has received moisture?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] herb.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whilst it [is] yet x5750
(5750) Complement
From H5749; properly iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more.
in his greenness, 3
{0003} Prime
From the same as H0024; a green plant.
[and] not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
cut down, 6998
{6998} Prime
A primitive root; to strip off.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
it withereth 3001
{3001} Prime
A primitive root; to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
before 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
any x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[other] herb. 2682
{2682} Prime
Perhaps originally the same as H2681, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 8:12

_ _ not cut down — Before it has ripened for the scythe, it withers more suddenly than any herb, having no self-sustaining power, once that the moisture is gone, which other herbs do not need in the same degree. So ruin seizes on the godless in the zenith of prosperity, more suddenly than on others who appear less firmly seated in their possessions [Umbreit] (Psalms 112:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 8:8-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 8:12

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 129:6-7 Let them be as the grass [upon] the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: ... Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.
Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
James 1:10-11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. ... For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
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