Job 8:17

“His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

His roots are wrapped about the heape, and seeth the place of stones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"His roots wrap around a rock pile, He grasps a house of stones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

His roots are wrapped about the `stone' -heap, He beholdeth the place of stones.
- American Standard Version (1901)

His roots are twisted round the stones, forcing their way in between them.
- Basic English Bible

His roots are entwined about the stoneheap; he seeth the place of stones.
- Darby Bible

His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.
- Webster's Bible

His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.
- World English Bible

By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for.
- Youngs Literal Bible

His roots are wrapped about the heap, he beholdeth the place of stones.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:17


8:17 Heap - Of stones. This circumstance is added, to signify its firmness and strength, that it was not in loose and sandy ground, which a violent wind might overthrow, but in solid ground, within which were many stones, which its numerous and spreading roots embrace, folding and interweaving themselves about them. Seeth - The tree reacheth thither, takes the advantage of that place for the strengthening of itself.


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