Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"They would pluck off herbs from salt marshes to eat; and roots of the broom shrub for food.

New American Standard Bible

Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.

King James Version

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.

Holman Bible

They plucked mallow among the shrubs,
and the roots of the broom tree were their food.

A Conservative Version

They pluck mallows by the bushes, and the roots of the juniper are their food.

American Standard Version

They pluck salt-wort by the bushes; And the roots of the broom are their food.

Amplified

They pluck saltwort or mallows among the bushes, and roots of the broom for their food or to warm them.

Bible in Basic English

They are pulling off the salt leaves from the brushwood, and making a meal of roots.

Darby Translation

They gather the salt-wort among the bushes, and the roots of the broom for their food.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who cut up mallows among the bushes and juniper roots for their food.

Julia Smith Translation

Plucking off sea purslain upon the shrub, the root of broom their bread.

King James 2000

Who pick mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their food.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are picking salt herbs, the leaves of bushes, and [the] roots of broom trees to warm themselves.

Modern King James verseion

those plucking mallows by the bushes, and broom roots for their food.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

plucking up herbs from among the bushes, and the Juniper's root was their meat.

NET Bible

By the brush they would gather herbs from the salt marshes, and the root of the broom tree was their food.

New Heart English Bible

They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.

The Emphasized Bible

Who used to pluck off the mallow by the bushes, with the root of the broom for their food;

Webster

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their food.

World English Bible

They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.

Youngs Literal Translation

Those cropping mallows near a shrub, And broom-roots is their food.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who cut up
קטף 
Qataph 
Usage: 5

מלּוּח 
Malluwach 
Usage: 1

by the bushes
שׂיח 
Siyach 
Usage: 4

and juniper
רתם רתם 
Rethem 
Usage: 4

שׁרשׁ 
Sheresh 
Usage: 33

References

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

3 Unproductive due to poverty and hunger, they could only scratch in parched soil, devastated and desolated. 4 "They would pluck off herbs from salt marshes to eat; and roots of the broom shrub for food. 5 Driven away from human company, they were shouted at as though they were thieves.


Cross References

2 Kings 4:38-39

Elisha returned to Gilgal during a time of famine in the land. While the Guild of Prophets were having a meal with him, he instructed his attendant, "Put a large pot on the fire and boil some stew for the Guild of Prophets."

Amos 7:14

Amos replied in answer to Amaziah, "I am no prophet, nor am I a prophet's son, for I have been shepherding and picking the fruit of sycamore trees.

Luke 15:16

No one would give him anything, even though he would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating.

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