Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"While it is still green and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant.

King James Version

Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

Holman Bible

While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any [other] plant.

International Standard Version

While they are still green and not yet ready to be harvested, they wither before any plant.

A Conservative Version

While it is yet in its greenness, [and] not cut down, it withers before any [other] herb.

American Standard Version

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, It withereth before any other herb.

Amplified

While it is yet green, in flower, and not cut down, it withers before any other herb [when without water].

Bible in Basic English

When it is still green, without being cut down, it becomes dry and dead before any other plant.

Darby Translation

Whilst it is yet in its greenness and not cut down, it withereth before any other grass.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whilst it is yet in its greenness and not cut down, it withers before any other herb.

Julia Smith Translation

While yet in its greenness it shall not break off, and it will dry up before grass.

King James 2000

While it is yet green, and not cut down, it withers before any other plant.

Lexham Expanded Bible

While it [is] in its flower [and] is not plucked, yet it withers {before} all grass.

Modern King James verseion

While it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it dries out before any other herb.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No: but before it be shot forth, and before it be gathered, it withereth; before any other herb.

NET Bible

While they are still beginning to flower and not ripe for cutting, they can wither away faster than any grass!

New Heart English Bible

While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.

New simplified Bible

While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.

The Emphasized Bible

Though while still, in its freshness, it be not plucked off, yet, before any kind of grass, it doth wither:

Webster

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

World English Bible

While it is yet in its greenness, not cut down, it withers before any other reed.

Youngs Literal Translation

While it is in its budding -- uncropped, Even before any herb it withereth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Whilst it is yet in his greenness
H3
אב 
'eb 
Usage: 2

and not cut down
קטף 
Qataph 
crop off , pluck , cut up , cut down
Usage: 5

יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
Usage: 69

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

References

Easton

Watsons

Context Readings

Bildad's First Response To Job

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. 13 "So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,



Cross References

Jeremiah 17:6

"For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.

Psalm 129:6-7

Let them be like grass upon the housetops, Which withers before it grows up;

Matthew 13:20

"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

James 1:10-11

and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.

1 Peter 1:24

For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

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