Job 8:16
Good News Translation
Evil people sprout like weeds in the sun, like weeds that spread all through the garden.

Contemporary English Version
Sinful people are like plants with spreading roots and plenty of sun and water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He seemeth to have moisture before the sun cometh; and at his rising, his blossom shall shoot forth.

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He seemeth to have moisture before the sun cometh; and at his rising, his blossom shall shoot forth.

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Job 21:7-15 Why then do the wicked live, are they advanced, and strengthened with riches? . . .

Psalm 37:35,36 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. . . .

Psalm 73:3-12 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .

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Job 5:3 I have seen a fool with a strong root, and I cursed his beauty immediately.

Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
15He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand: he shall prop it up, and it shall not rise: 16He seemeth to have moisture before the sun cometh; and at his rising, his blossom shall shoot forth.17His roots shall be thick upon a heap of stones; and among the stones he shall abide.…
Cross References
Job 8:17
His roots shall be thick upon a heap of stones; and among the stones he shall abide.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus.

Psalm 80:11
It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto the river.

Jeremiah 11:16
The Lord called thy name, a plentiful olive tree, fair, fruitful, and beautiful: at the noise of a word, a great fire was kindled in it, and the branches thereof are burnt.

Additional Translations
He is a well-watered plant in the sunshine, spreading its shoots over the garden.He is green before the sun, and his branch shoots forth in his garden.

He is green before the sun, And his shoots go forth over his garden.

For it is moist under the sun, and his branch shall come forth out of his dung-heap.

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

He is green before the sun, and his shoots go forth over his garden.

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

He is green before the sun. His shoots go forth over his garden.

Green he is before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.
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