Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way?

New American Standard Bible

"Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble? Or will You pursue the dry chaff?

King James Version

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Holman Bible

Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf?
Will You chase after dry straw?

International Standard Version

Are you a god who would make a leaf tremble or who would prosecute a dry straw?

A Conservative Version

Will thou harass a driven leaf? And will thou pursue the dry stubble?

American Standard Version

Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Amplified

Will You harass and frighten a [poor, helpless] leaf driven to and fro, and will You pursue the chaff of the dry stubble?

Darby Translation

Wilt thou terrify a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue dry stubble?

Julia Smith Translation

Wilt thou terrify the scattered leaf? and wilt thou pursue the dry straw?

King James 2000

Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Will you terrify a blown leaf? And will you pursue dry stubble?

Modern King James verseion

Will You terrify a leaf driven to and fro? Will You pursue the dry stubble?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wilt thou be so cruel and extreme unto a flying leaf, and follow upon dry stubble?

NET Bible

Do you wish to torment a windblown leaf and chase after dry chaff?

New Heart English Bible

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

The Emphasized Bible

A driven leaf, wilt thou cause to tremble? Or, dry stubble, wilt thou pursue?

Webster

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

World English Bible

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

Youngs Literal Translation

A leaf driven away dost Thou terrify? And the dry stubble dost Thou pursue?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Wilt thou break
ערץ 
`arats 
Usage: 15

a leaf
עלה 
`aleh 
Usage: 18

driven to and fro
נדף 
Nadaph 
Usage: 9

and wilt thou pursue
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

the dry
יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
dry
Usage: 9

References

Easton

Context Readings

Job Argues His Case With God

24 Why is your face veiled from me, as if I was numbered among your haters? 25 Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way? 26 For you put bitter things on record against me, and send punishment on me for the sins of my early years;



Cross References

Leviticus 26:36

And as for the rest of you, I will make their hearts feeble in the land of their haters, and the sound of a leaf moved by the wind will send them in flight, and they will go in flight as from the sword, falling down when no one comes after them;

Job 21:18

How frequently are they as dry stems before the wind, or as grass taken away by the storm-wind?

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom has the king of Israel come out? for whom are you searching? for a dead dog, an insect.

Job 14:3

Is it on such a one as this that your eyes are fixed, with the purpose of judging him?

Isaiah 17:13

But he will put a stop to them, and make them go in flight far away, driving them like the waste of the grain on the tops of the mountains before the wind, and like the circling dust before the storm.

Matthew 12:20

The crushed stem will not be broken by him; and the feebly burning light will he not put out, till he has made righteousness overcome all.

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