Job 24:18

“He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee is swift as the waters, their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the Uineyards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Swiftly they `pass away' upon the face of the waters; Their portion is cursed in the earth: They turn not into the way of the vineyards.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They go quickly on the face of the waters; their heritage is cursed in the earth; the steps of the crusher of grapes are not turned to their vine-garden.
- Basic English Bible

He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth: he turneth not unto the way of the vineyards.
- Darby Bible

He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
- Webster's Bible

They are foam on the surface of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They don't turn into the way of the vineyards.
- World English Bible

Light he [is] on the face of the waters, Vilified is their portion in the earth, He turneth not the way of vineyards.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He is swift upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; he turneth not by the way of the vineyards.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 24:18


24:18 Swift - That is, he quickly passeth away with all his glory, as the waters which never stay in one place, but are always hasting away. Portion - His habitation and estate which he left behind him. He - He shall never more see or enjoy his vineyards, or other pleasant places and things, which seem to be comprehended under this particular.


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