Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that!

New American Standard Bible

Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; So You destroy man's hope.

King James Version

The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

Holman Bible

as water wears away stones
and torrents wash away the soil from the land,
so You destroy a man’s hope.

A Conservative Version

The waters wear the stones. The overflowings of it wash away the dust of the earth. So thou destroy the hope of man.

American Standard Version

The waters wear the stones; The overflowings thereof wash away the dust of the earth: So thou destroyest the hope of man.

Amplified

As waters wear away the stones and as floods wash away the soil of the earth, so You [O Lord] destroy the hope of man.

Bible in Basic English

The stones are crushed small by the force of the waters; the dust of the earth is washed away by their overflowing: and so you put an end to the hope of man.

Darby Translation

The waters wear the stones, the floods thereof wash away the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The impetuous waters break the stones and wash away the dust of the earth; in like manner thou dost cause man to lose hope.

Julia Smith Translation

The waters rubbed the stones: thou wilt overflow the flowings of the dust of the earth; and thou didst destroy the hope of man.

King James 2000

The waters wear the stones: you wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and you destroy the hope of man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Water wears away stones; its torrents wash away [the] soil of [the] earth; so you destroy the hope of human beings.

Modern King James verseion

The waters wear away the stones; the outpouring of it washes the dust of the earth; and You cause the hope of man to perish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

the waters pierce through the very stones by little and little, the floods wash away the gravel and the earth. Even so destroyest thou the hope of man in like manner.

NET Bible

as water wears away stones, and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope.

New Heart English Bible

The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.

The Emphasized Bible

Stones, have been hollowed out by waters, the floods thereof wash away the dust of the earth, and, the hope of mortal man, thou hast destroyed:

Webster

The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.

World English Bible

The waters wear the stones. The torrents of it wash away the dust of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man.

Youngs Literal Translation

Stones have waters worn away, Their outpourings wash away the dust of earth, And the hope of man Thou hast destroyed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁחק 
Shachaq 
Usage: 4

thou washest away
שׁטף 
Shataph 
Usage: 31

ספיח 
Caphiyach 
Usage: 5

out of the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and thou destroyest
H6
אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

the hope
תּקוה 
Tiqvah 
Usage: 34

Context Readings

Job Continues To Argue His Case With God

18 "Mountains fall and crumble; rocks are dislodged from their places. 19 Water wears away stones; floods wash away topsoil from the land but you destroy the hope of human beings just like that! 20 You overpower him once and for all, and then he departs; you change his appearance and then send him away.



Cross References

Genesis 6:17

"For my part, I'm about to flood the earth with water and destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die.

Genesis 7:21-23

Every living thing on earth died flying creatures, livestock, wildlife, all creatures that swarm over the earth, and all human beings.

Job 7:6

My days pass as swiftly as a hand-loom; they come to their conclusion without hope.

Job 19:10

He is breaking me down on every side, and now it's too late for me; he has uprooted my hopes like a tree.

Job 27:8

For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

Psalm 30:6-7

As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."

Ezekiel 37:11

"These bones represent the entire house of Israel," the LORD explained to me. "Look how they keep saying, "Our bones are dried up, and our future is lost. We've been completely eliminated!'

Luke 12:19-20

Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

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