Job 8:11

“Can the rush growe vp without myre? can the flag growe without water?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?
- King James Version

"Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes grow without water?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Can the rush grow up without mire? Can the flag grow without water?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Can the rush grow without mire? can the flag grow without water?
- Webster's Bible

Can the papyrus grow up without mire? Can the rushes grow without water?
- World English Bible

`Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Can the rush shoot up without mire? Can the reed-grass grow without water?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:11

8:11 Can, &c. - The hypocrite cannot build his hope, without some false, rotten ground or other, any more than the rush can grow without mire, or the flag without water.

Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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