Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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?

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

can
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

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Bildad's First Response To Job

10 Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart? 11 "Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water? 12 While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.



Cross References

Exodus 2:3

When she could no longer hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him, and coated it with tar and with pitch. She put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank.

Isaiah 19:5-7

The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and become dry.

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