Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 giveth to him confidence, and he is supported, And his eyes are on their ways. 24 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. 25 And if not now, who doth prove me a liar, And doth make of nothing my word?


Cross References

Psalm 37:10

And yet a little, and the wicked is not, And thou hast considered his place, and it is not.

Job 8:22

Those hating thee do put on shame, And the tent of the wicked is not!

Job 14:21

Honoured are his sons, and he knoweth not; And they are little, and he attendeth not to them.

Job 20:5

That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,

Psalm 37:35-36

I have seen the wicked terrible, And spreading as a green native plant,

Psalm 73:19

How have they become a desolation as in a moment, They have been ended -- consumed from terrors.

Psalm 92:7

When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For their being destroyed for ever and ever!

Isaiah 17:5-6

And it hath come to pass, As the gathering by the reaper of the standing corn, And his arm the ears reapeth, And it hath come to pass, As the gathering of the ears in the valley of Rephaim,

James 1:11

for the sun did rise with the burning heat, and did wither the grass, and the flower of it fell, and the grace of its appearance did perish, so also the rich in his way shall fade away!

James 5:1-3

Go, now, ye rich! weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you;

Revelation 14:14-20

And I saw, and lo, a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sitting like to a son of man, having upon his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle;

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