Job 8:19
New International Version
Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow.

New Living Translation
That’s the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

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

Berean Study Bible
Surely this is the joy of his way; yet others will spring from the dust.

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

New King James Version
“Behold, this is the joy of His way, And out of the earth others will grow.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

NASB 1995
“Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

NASB 1977
“Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, this is the joy of His way; And from out of the dust others will spring up and grow [to take his place].

Christian Standard Bible
Surely this is the joy of his way of life; yet others will sprout from the dust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely this is the joy of his way of life; yet others will sprout from the dust.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, he examines all their ways, and from the dust another will sprout

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that such is the overthrow of the ungodly? and out of the earth another shall grow.

Contemporary English Version
their life slips away, and other plants grow there.

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.

Good News Translation
Yes, that's all the joy evil people have; others now come and take their places.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is its joy in this life, and others sprout from the same ground to [take its place].

International Standard Version
"Indeed, this is the benefit of God's way: from the soil other plants will sprout.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, this is the joy of his way, And out of the earth shall others spring.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, this [is] the joy of His way, And from the dust others spring up.

NET Bible
Indeed, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth others spring up.

New Heart English Bible
Look, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring.

World English Bible
Behold, this is the joy of his way: out of the earth, others shall spring.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, this is the joy of his way, And from the dust others spring up.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
18If he is uprooted from his place, it will disown him, saying, ‘I never saw you.’ 19Surely this is the joy of his way; yet others will spring from the dust. 20Behold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers.…

Cross References
Job 20:5
the triumph of the wicked has been brief and the joy of the godless momentary?

Job 8:20
Behold, God does not reject the blameless, nor will He strengthen the hand of evildoers.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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 heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; …

out of the earth

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

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

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









Verse 19. - Behold, this is the joy of his way. Bitterly ironical - This is what his rapid and rampant greenery comes to; this is how his triumphant career ends! Utter destruction, disappearance, obliteration! And out of the earth shall others grow. The destruction leaves room for something better to follow - a sounder, healthier, and less short-lived growth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
הֶן־ (hen-)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

this
ה֭וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is the joy
מְשׂ֣וֹשׂ (mə·śō·wś)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4885: Exultation, rejoicing

of His way;
דַּרְכּ֑וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

yet others
אַחֵ֥ר (’a·ḥêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

will spring
יִצְמָֽחוּ׃ (yiṣ·mā·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6779: To sprout, spring up

from the dust.
וּ֝מֵעָפָ֗ר (ū·mê·‘ā·p̄ār)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud


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