Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They're exalted momentarily, but then they are gone; they are humbled, just like all the others. They are cut down like heads of corn.

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

Holman Bible

They are exalted for a moment, then they are gone;
they are brought low and shrivel up like everything else.
They wither like heads of grain.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

For a short time they are lifted up; then they are gone; they are made low, they are pulled off like fruit, and like the heads of grain they are cut off.

Darby Translation

They are exalted for a little, and are no more; they are laid low; like all other are they gathered, and are cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They were exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all others and cut off as the tops of the heads of grain.

Julia Smith Translation

They were lifted up a little while, and they are not, and they were brought low; as all they will be drawn together, and as the head of an ear of grain they shall be cut off.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are exalted a little while, then {they are gone}. And they are brought low; they are cut off like all [others], and like [the] heads of grain they wither away.

Modern King James verseion

They are lifted up for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are gathered in like all others, and are cut off like the heads of the ears of grain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are exalted for a little, but shortly are they gone, brought to extreme poverty, and taken out of the way: yea, and utterly plucked off, as the ears of corn.

NET Bible

They are exalted for a little while, and then they are gone, they are brought low like all others, and gathered in, and like a head of grain they are cut off.'

New Heart English Bible

They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone. Yes, 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.

The Emphasized Bible

They are exalted a little, and are not, Yea having been laid low, like all men, are they gathered, Even as the top of an ear of corn, do they hang down.

Webster

They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all others, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

World English Bible

They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone. Yes, 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

High they were for a little, and they are not, And they have been brought low. As all others they are shut up, And as the head of an ear of corn cut off.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רמם 
Ramam 
exalted, lifted up, get up, mount up
Usage: 5

מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

but are gone and brought low
מכך 
Makak 
Usage: 3

קפץ 
Qaphats 
shut, stop, shut up, take out of the way, skip
Usage: 7

of the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

as all other, and cut off
נמל 
Namal 
Usage: 4

as the tops
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

References

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Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

23 He gives them security and financial support, but he watches everything they do. 24 They're exalted momentarily, but then they are gone; they are humbled, just like all the others. They are cut down like heads of corn. 25 If this weren't so, who can prove that I'm a liar by showing that there's nothing to what I'm saying?"


Cross References

Psalm 37:10

Yet a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more. You will search for his place, but he will not be there.

Job 8:22

Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will no longer exist.

Job 14:21

"If his children are honored, he doesn't know it; if they become insignificant, he never perceives it.

Job 20:5

The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary.

Psalm 37:35-36

I once observed a wicked and oppressive person, flourishing like a green tree in native soil.

Psalm 73:19

How desolate they quickly become, completely destroyed by calamities.

Psalm 92:7

Though the wicked sprout like grass; and all who practice iniquity flourish, it is they who will be eternally destroyed.

Isaiah 17:5-6

it will be as if harvesters gather standing grain, reaping the ears by hand, or it will be as if grain is harvested in the valley of Rephaim.

James 1:11

For the sun comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass. The flower in it drops off, and its beauty is gone. That is how the rich person will fade away in his pursuits.

James 5:1-3

Now listen, you rich people! Cry and moan over the miseries that are overtaking you.

Revelation 14:14-20

Then I looked, and there was a white cloud! On the cloud sat someone who was like the Son of Man, with a gold victor's crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.

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