Job 8:16

“He is greene before the sunne, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He [is] green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
- King James Version

"He thrives before the sun, And his shoots spread out over his garden.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is full of strength before the sun, and his branches go out over his garden.
- Basic English Bible

He is full of sap before the sun, and his sprout shooteth forth over his garden;
- Darby Bible

He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
- Webster's Bible

He is green before the sun. His shoots go forth over his garden.
- World English Bible

Green he [is] before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He is green before the sun, and his shoots go forth over his garden.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:16


8:16 He - The secure and prosperous sinner may think himself wronged, when he is compared to a rush or flag. Compare him then to a flourishing and well - rooted tree. Yet even then shall he be suddenly cut off. Green - Flourisheth in the world. Before the sun - Publickly and in the view of all men. Branch - His children, who are here mentioned as additions not only to his comfort, but also to his strength and safety. Garden - A place where it is defended from those injuries to which the trees of the field are subject, and where, besides the advantages common to all trees, it hath peculiar helps from the art and industry of men. So he supposes this man to be placed in the most desirable circumstances.


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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