Job 8:19
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English Standard Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the soil others will spring.

King James Bible
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

American Standard Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way; And out of the earth shall others spring.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is the joy of his way, that others may spring again out of the earth.

English Revised Version
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others spring.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

11 Doth papyrus grow up without mire?

Doth the reed shoot up without water?

12 It is still in luxuriant verdure, when it is not cut off,

Then before all other grass it with

13 So is the way of all forgetters of God,

And the hope of the ungodly perisheth,

14 Because his hope is cut off,

And his trust is a spider's house:

15 He leaneth upon his house and it standeth not,

He holdeth fast to it and it endureth not.

Bildad likens the deceitful ground on which the prosperity of the godless stands to the dry ground on which, only for a time, the papyrus or reed finds water, and grows up rapidly: shooting up quickly, it withers as quickly; as the papyrus plant,

(Note: Vid., Champollion-Figeac, Aegypten, German translation, pp. 47f.)

if it has no perpetual water, though the finest of grasses, withers off when most luxuriantly green, before it attains maturity. גּמא, which, excepting here, is found only in connection with Egypt (Exodus 2:3; Isaiah 18:2; and Isaiah 35:7, with the general קנה as specific name for reed), is the proper papyrus plant (Cypeerus papyyrus, L.): this name for it is suitably derived in the Hebrew from גּמא, to suck up (comp. Lucan, iv. 136: conseritur bibul Memphytis cymba papyro); but is at the same time Egyptian, since Coptic kam, cham, signifies the reed, and 'gôm, 'gōme, a book (like liber, from the bark of a tree).

(Note: Comp. the Book of the Dead (Todtenbuch), ch. 162: "Chapter on the creation of warmth at the back of the head of the deceased. Words over a young cow finished in pure gold. Put them on the neck of the dead, and paint them also on a new papyrus," etc. Papyrus is here cama: the word is determined by papyrus-roll, fastening and writing, and its first consonant corresponds to the Coptic aspirated g. Moreover, we cannot omit to mention that this cama equals gôme also signifies a garment, as in a prayer: "O my mother Isis, come and veil me in thy cama." Perhaps both ideas are represented in volumen, involucrum; it is, however, also possible that goome is to be etymologically separated from kam, cham equals גמא.)

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this is the joy

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

Matthew 13:20,21 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it...

out of the earth

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Psalm 75:7 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

Psalm 113:7 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree...

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you...

Cross References
Job 20:5
that the exulting of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless but for a moment?

Job 8:20
"Behold, God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers.

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