Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.

New American Standard Bible

"Like a flower he comes forth and withers He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

King James Version

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Holman Bible

He blossoms like a flower, then withers;
he flees like a shadow and does not last.

International Standard Version

He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.

A Conservative Version

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He too flees as a shadow, and does not continue.

American Standard Version

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Amplified

He comes forth like a flower and withers; he flees also like a shadow and continues not.

Bible in Basic English

He comes out like a flower, and is cut down: he goes in flight like a shade, and is never seen again.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He comes forth like an open flower and is cut down; he flees as a shadow and does not remain.

Julia Smith Translation

And as a flower he will come forth, and will be cut down: and he will flee as a shadow, and shall not stand.

King James 2000

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like a flower he comes up, and he withers away; and he flees like a shadow, but he does not last.

Modern King James verseion

He comes forth like a flower, and withers; he also flees as a shadow, and does not stand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He cometh up and is cut down like a flower. He flyeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one state.

NET Bible

He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain.

New Heart English Bible

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

The Emphasized Bible

As a flower, he cometh forth - and fadeth, He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Webster

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

World English Bible

He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

Youngs Literal Translation

As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

צץ ציץ 
Tsiyts 
Usage: 15

and is cut down
נמל 
Namal 
Usage: 4

he fleeth
בּרח 
Barach 
Usage: 64

also as a shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Job Continues To Argue His Case With God

1 Man, born of woman, is of few days, and full of trouble. 2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not. 3 Yet dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?


Cross References

Job 8:9

For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, for our days upon earth are a shadow.

1 Peter 1:24

Because all flesh is as grass, and all its glory as the flower of grass. The grass has withered and its flower has fallen;

1 Chronicles 29:15

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no hope of life.

Job 9:25-26

And my days are swifter than a runner: they flee away, they see no good.

Psalm 90:5-9

Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up:

Psalm 92:7

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed for ever.

Psalm 92:12

The righteous shall shoot forth like a palm-tree; he shall grow like a cedar on Lebanon.

Psalm 102:11

My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.

Psalm 103:15-16

As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth:

Psalm 144:4

Man is like to vanity; his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Ecclesiastes 8:13

but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.

Isaiah 40:6-8

A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field.

James 1:10-11

and the rich in his humiliation, because as the grass's flower he will pass away.

James 4:14

ye who do not know what will be on the morrow, (for what is your life? It is even a vapour, appearing for a little while, and then disappearing,)

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