Job 8:12
Good News Translation
If the water dries up, they are the first to wither, while still too small to be cut and used.

Contemporary English Version
and if the water dries up, they die sooner than grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.

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When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.

Psalm 129:6,7 Let them be as grass upon the tops of houses: which withereth before it be plucked up: . . .

Jeremiah 17:6 For he shall be like tamaric in the desert, and he shall not see when good shall come: but he shall dwell in dryness in the desert in a salt land, and not inhabited.

Matthew 13:20 And he that received the seed upon stony ground, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy.

James 1:10,11 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away. . . .

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass is withered and the flower thereof is fallen away.

Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
11Can the rush be green without moisture? or sedge bush grow without water? 12When it is yet in flower, and is not plucked up with the hand, it withereth before all herbs.13Even so are the ways of all that forget God, and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish:…
Cross References
Job 8:11
Can the rush be green without moisture? or sedge bush grow without water?

Job 8:13
Even so are the ways of all that forget God, and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish:

Job 20:5
That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.

Additional Translations
While the shoots are still uncut, they dry up quicker than grass.Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it wither before any other herb.

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, It withereth before any other herb.

When it is yet on the root, and though it has not been cut down, does not any herb wither before it has received moisture?

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

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.

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

While it is in its budding -- uncropped, Even before any herb it withereth.
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