Job 8:16

“He is green before the sun, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He is greene before the sunne, and his branch shooteth forth in his garden.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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