Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?

King James Version

Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?

Holman Bible

Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh? Do reeds flourish without water?

International Standard Version

"Can papyrus grow where there's no marsh? Can reeds flourish without water?

A Conservative Version

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can a reed grow without water?

American Standard Version

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water?

Amplified

Can the rush or papyrus grow up without marsh? Can the flag or reed grass grow without water?

Bible in Basic English

Will the river-plant come up in its pride without wet earth? will the grass get tall without water?

Darby Translation

Doth the papyrus shoot up without mire? doth the reed-grass grow without water?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the meadow grow without water?

Julia Smith Translation

Shall the bulrush lift itself up without a marsh? shall the marsh grass grow without water?

King James 2000

Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? can the reeds grow without water?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Can papyrus grow tall where [there is] not a marsh? Will reeds flourish without water?

Modern King James verseion

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the reed-grass grow without water?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

May a rush be green without moisture, or may the grass grow without water?

NET Bible

Can the papyrus plant grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds flourish without water?

New Heart English Bible

"Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?

The Emphasized Bible

Can the paper-reed grow up, without a marsh? Or the rush grow up, without water?

Webster

Can the rush grow without mire? can the flag grow without water?

World English Bible

"Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?

Youngs Literal Translation

'Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Can the rush
גּמא 
Gome' 
Usage: 4

grow up
גּאה 
Ga'ah 
Usage: 7

בּצּה 
Bitstsah 
Usage: 3

שׂגה 
Sagah 
Usage: 4

the flag
אחוּ 
'achuw 
Usage: 3

שׂגה 
Sagah 
Usage: 4

בּלי 
B@liy 
not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption
Usage: 56

Context Readings

Bildad's First Response To Job

10 "Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds? 11 "Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water? 12 "While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.



Cross References

Exodus 2:3

But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.

Isaiah 19:5-7

The waters from the sea will dry up, And the river will be parched and dry.



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