Job 30:4

“Who cut vp mallowes by the bushes, and Iuniper rootes for their meate.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots [for] their meat.
- King James Version

Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They pluck salt-wort by the bushes; And the roots of the broom are their food.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their food.
- Webster's Bible

They pluck salt herbs by the bushes. The roots of the broom are their food.
- World English Bible

Those cropping mallows near a shrub, And broom-roots [is] their food.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They pluck salt-wort with wormwood; and the roots of the broom are their food.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 30:4

30:4 Who cut - Bitter herbs, which shews their extreme necessity. Juniper - Possibly the word may signify some other plant, for the Hebrews themselves are at a loss for the signification of the names of plants.

Discussion for Job 30

  • AJ
    Its funny how reading peoples comments; i hear condescending, and judgement. No one is perfect. Job was a faith man, God bet on him. I wish i was a fraction of a man he was, we all can keep striving to be faithful servants that God instructs us to be. by helping each other.
  • RT
    Proof that they didn't have black skin, Job was covered in dark scabs from his disease a
  • Joseph Gugu
    what troubles us much when we are passing through hardship is reason why God allow this to us
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    In any situationwefind ourselves we should rely on God for help because others can look down on us.
  • Skyler
    I love god so much
  • Maxann
    In Job 30:31 what was Job complaining about?

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