New American Standard Bible
"Though its roots grow old in the ground And its stump dies in the dry soil,
King James Bible
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
Darby Bible Translation
Though its root grow old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground,
World English Bible
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground,
Young's Literal Translation
If its root becometh old in the earth, And its stem doth die in the dust,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Though the root thereof wax old - Though life becomes almost extinct. The idea is, though the root of the tree be very old, yet it does not become wholly lifeless. It is not like an old man, when life goes out altogether. In the very aged root there will be vitality still; but not so in man.
Though the stock thereof - The stump - literally that which is cut off - גזעוּ geza‛ô. The meaning is, that when the trunk of the tree is cut down and dies altogether, life remains in the root; but when man fails, life is wholly extinct.
LibraryOctober 19 Evening
Consolation in Christ, . . . comfort of love, . . . fellowship of the Spirit.--PHI. 2:1. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.--My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. The Father . . . shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name.--Blessed be God, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
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Whether a Man May Merit for Himself the First Grace?
Whether Christ's Body Rose Again Entire?
"For there is hope for a tree, When it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And its shoots will not fail.
At the scent of water it will flourish And put forth sprigs like a plant.
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