Job 8:12

“Whilest it is yet in his greennesse, and not cut downe, it withereth before any other herbe.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Whilst it [is] yet in his greenness, [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] herb.
- King James Version

"While it is still green {and} not cut down, Yet it withers before any {other} plant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, `and' not cut down, It withereth before any `other' herb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Whilst it is yet in its greenness [and] not cut down, it withereth before any [other] grass.
- Darby Bible

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.
- Webster's Bible

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

While it [is] in its budding -- uncropt, Even before any herb it withereth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:12


8:12 Greenness - Whereby it promises long continuance. Tho' no man cut it down, it withers of itself, sooner than other herbs.


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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