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Their roots wrap around the stones and hold fast to every rock.
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His roots shall be thick upon a heap of stones; and among the stones he shall abide.
Job 18:16 Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above.
Job 29:19 My root is opened beside the waters, and dew shall continue in my harvest.
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the tongue of the fire devoureth the stubble, and the heat of the flame consumeth it: so shall their root be as ashes, and their bud shall go up as dust: for they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and have blasphemed the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 40:24 And surely their stock was neither planted, nor sown, nor rooted in the earth: suddenly he hath blown upon them, and they are withered, and a whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
Jeremiah 12:1,2 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly? . . .
Mark 11:20 And when they passed by in the morning they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
Jude 1:12 These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves: clouds without water, which are carried about by winds: trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots:
ContextBildad: Job Should Repent
…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.18If one swallow him up out of his place, he shall deny him, and shall say: I know thee not.…
Additional TranslationsHis roots wrap around the rock heap; he looks for a home among the stones.His roots are wrapped about the heap, and sees the place of stones.
His roots are wrapped about the'stone -heap, He beholdeth the place of stones.
He lies down upon a gathering of stones, and shall live in the mist of flints.
His roots are entwined about the stoneheap; he seeth the place of stones.
His roots are wrapped about the heap, he beholdeth the place of stones.
His roots are wrapped about the heap, and seeth the place of stones.
His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.
By a heap his roots are wrapped, A house of stones he looketh for.
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