Job 8:16
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New Living Translation
The godless seem like a lush plant growing in the sunshine, its branches spreading across the garden.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Green he is before the sun, And over his garden his branch goeth out.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:16 He - The secure and prosperous sinner may think himself wronged, when he is compared to a rush or flag. Compare him then to a flourishing and well - rooted tree. Yet even then shall he be suddenly cut off. Green - Flourisheth in the world. Before the sun - Publickly and in the view of all men. Branch - His children, who are here mentioned as additions not only to his comfort, but also to his strength and safety. Garden - A place where it is defended from those injuries to which the trees of the field are subject, and where, besides the advantages common to all trees, it hath peculiar helps from the art and industry of men. So he supposes this man to be placed in the most desirable circumstances.

Job 8:16 Parallel Commentaries

The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 8:17
Its roots grow down through a pile of stones; it takes hold on a bed of rocks.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen wicked and ruthless people flourishing like a tree in its native soil.

Psalm 80:11
We spread our branches west to the Mediterranean Sea; our shoots spread east to the Euphrates River.

Jeremiah 11:16
I, the LORD, once called them a thriving olive tree, beautiful to see and full of good fruit. But now I have sent the fury of their enemies to burn them with fire, leaving them charred and broken.

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