Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"They remain only a short time on the water's surface; their inheritance will be cursed in the land; no one will work in their vineyards.

New American Standard Bible

"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth They do not turn toward the vineyards.

King James Version

He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

Holman Bible

They float on the surface of the water.
Their section of the land is cursed,
so that they never go to their vineyards.

A Conservative Version

Swiftly they [pass away] upon the face of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They do not turn into the way of the vineyards.

American Standard Version

Swiftly they pass away upon the face of the waters; Their portion is cursed in the earth: They turn not into the way of the vineyards.

Amplified

[You say] Swiftly such men pass away on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; [no treader] turns into their vineyards.

Bible in Basic English

They go quickly on the face of the waters; their heritage is cursed in the earth; the steps of the crusher of grapes are not turned to their vine-garden.

Darby Translation

He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth: he turneth not unto the way of the vineyards.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They are swift upon the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; they never come by the way of the vineyards.

Julia Smith Translation

He is swift upon the face of the waters; their portion will be cursed in the earth: he will not see the way of the vineyards.

King James 2000

They are swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: no one turns into the way of the vineyards.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"He himself [is] swift on [the] water's surface; their portion is cursed in the land. {No one turns toward the path of their vineyards}.

Modern King James verseion

He is swift on the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; he does not behold the way of the vineyards.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"The ungodly is very swift: O that his portion also upon earth were swifter than the running water, which suffereth not the shipman to behold the fair and pleasant vineyards.

NET Bible

"You say, 'He is foam on the face of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed so that no one goes to their vineyard.

New Heart English Bible

"They are foam on the surface of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They do not turn into the way of the vineyards.

The Emphasized Bible

Swift is he on the face of the waters, Speedily vanished their share in the land, He turneth not to the way of the vineyards.

Webster

He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.

World English Bible

"They are foam on the surface of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They don't turn into the way of the vineyards.

Youngs Literal Translation

Light he is on the face of the waters, Vilified is their portion in the earth, He turneth not the way of vineyards.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He is swift
קל 
Qal 
Usage: 13

as the waters
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

is cursed
קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

not the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

Hastings

Job

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

17 As a group, deep darkness is their morning time; fear that lives in darkness is their friend." 18 "They remain only a short time on the water's surface; their inheritance will be cursed in the land; no one will work in their vineyards. 19 As drought and heat evaporate melting snow, that's what Sheol does with sinners.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:16-20

"Cursed will you be in the city and cursed will you be in the country.

Job 9:26

They pass by like a ship made of reeds, like an eagle swooping down on its prey.

Job 22:16

who were snatched away before their time; when their foundation was swept away by a river?

Psalm 58:7

May they flow away like rain water that runs off, may they become like someone who shoots broken arrows.

Psalm 69:22

May their dining tables entrap them, and become a snare for their allies.

Psalm 73:18-20

You have certainly set them in slippery places; you will make them fall to their ruin.

Proverbs 3:33

The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

Isaiah 23:10

"Cultivate your land like the Nile, you daughter of Tarshish; for there is no longer a harbor.

Malachi 2:2

"If you don't listen, and if you don't choose to give honor to my name," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "then I'll curse both you and your blessings. I've even cursed them already, because none of you are taking it to heart.

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