Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified


“The [dirt] clods of the valley are sweet to him [and gently cover him],
Moreover, all men will follow after him [to a grave],
While countless ones go 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.

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 Yet shall he be borne to the grave, And men shall keep watch over the tomb. 33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, And all men shall draw after him, As there were innumerable before him. 34 How then comfort ye me in vain, Seeing in your answers there remaineth only falsehood?



Cross References

Job 30:23

For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, And to the house appointed for all living.

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment;

Genesis 3:19

in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Job 3:17-19

There the wicked cease from troubling; And there the weary are at rest.

Job 3:22

Who rejoice exceedingly, And are glad, when they can find the grave?

Job 17:16

It shall go down to the bars of Sheol, When once there is rest in the dust.

Job 24:24

They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone; Yea, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others, And are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain.

Ecclesiastes 1:4

One generation goeth, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in war: neither shall wickedness deliver him that is given to it.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.

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