Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones go before him.

King James Version

The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

Holman Bible

The dirt on his grave is sweet to him.
Everyone follows behind him,
and those who go before him are without number.

International Standard Version

The runoff from the streams will seem sweet to him; everyone will follow after him; countless crows march ahead of him.

A Conservative Version

The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. And all men shall draw after him, as there were innumerable before him.

American Standard Version

The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And all men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him.

Amplified

The clods of the valley are sweet to him, and every man shall follow him to a grave, as innumerable people [have gone] before him.

Bible in Basic English

The earth of the valley covering his bones is sweet to him, and all men come after him, as there were unnumbered before him.

Darby Translation

The clods of the valley are sweet unto him; and every man followeth suit after him, as there were innumerable before him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The clods of the river valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall be drawn after him, as there were innumerable before him.

Julia Smith Translation

And the clods of the valley were sweet to him, and every man shall draw after him, and before him no number.

King James 2000

The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall follow after him, as there are innumerable gone before him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] clods of [the] valley are sweet to him; everyone will follow after him, and {before} him {they are innumerable}.

Modern King James verseion

And the clods of the valley shall be sweet to him and every man shall draw after him, as there is no numbering of those before him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then shall he be fain to be buried among the stones by the brookside. All men must follow him, and there are innumerable gone before him.

NET Bible

The clods of the torrent valley are sweet to him; behind him everybody follows in procession, and before him goes a countless throng.

New Heart English Bible

The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. All men shall draw after him, as there were innumerable before him.

The Emphasized Bible

Pleasant to him are the mounds of the torrent-bed, - and, after him, doth every man march, as, before him, there were without number.

Webster

The clods of the valley will be sweet to him, and every man will draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.

World English Bible

The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him. All men shall draw after him, as there were innumerable before him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רגב 
Regeb 
Usage: 2

of the valley
נחלה נחלה נחל 
Nachal 
Usage: 141

מתק 
Mathaq 
Usage: 5

unto him, and every man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

משׁך 
Mashak 
Usage: 36

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Job's Seventh Speech: A Response To Zophar

32 "While he is carried to the grave, Men will keep watch over his tomb. 33 "The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones go before him. 34 "How then will you vainly comfort me, For your answers remain full of falsehood?"



Cross References

Job 30:23

"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

Genesis 3:19

By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."

Job 3:17-19

"There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.

Job 3:22

Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?

Job 17:16

"Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together go down into the dust?"

Job 24:24

"They are exalted a little while, then they are gone; Moreover, they are brought low and like everything gathered up; Even like the heads of grain they are cut off.

Ecclesiastes 1:4

A generation goes and a generation comes, But the earth remains forever.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

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