Job 14:2
Modern Translations
New International Version
They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.

New Living Translation
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.

English Standard Version
He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.

Berean Study Bible
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

New American Standard Bible
“Like a flower he comes out and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

NASB 1995
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

NASB 1977
“Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Amplified Bible
“Like a flower he comes forth and withers; He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.

Christian Standard Bible
He blossoms like a flower, then withers; he flees like a shadow and does not last.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He blossoms like a flower, then withers; he flees like a shadow and does not last.

Contemporary English Version
We are flowers that fade and shadows that vanish.

Good News Translation
We grow and wither as quickly as flowers; we disappear like shadows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He comes up like a flower; then he withers. He is like a fleeting shadow; he doesn't stay long.

International Standard Version
He springs up like a flower and then withers. Like a shadow, he disappears and doesn't last.

NET Bible
He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

New King James Version
He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.

King James 2000 Bible
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

New Heart English Bible
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

World English Bible
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.

American King James Version
He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.

American Standard Version
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

A Faithful Version
He comes forth like a flower, and withers; he also flees as a shadow, and does not stand.

Darby Bible Translation
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; and he fleeth as a shadow, and continueth not.

English Revised Version
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Webster's Bible Translation
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
He shooteth foorth as a flowre, and is cut downe: he vanisheth also as a shadowe, and continueth not.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
He commeth vp, and is cut downe like a floure: He fleeth as it were a shadow, and neuer continueth in one state.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
He cometh vp, and falleth awaye like a floure. He flyeth as it were a shadowe, and neuer continueth in one state.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
As a flower he has gone forth, and is cut off, "" And he flees as a shadow and does not stand.

Young's Literal Translation
As a flower he hath gone forth, and is cut off, And he fleeth as a shadow and standeth not.

Smith's Literal Translation
And as a flower he will come forth, and will be cut down: and he will flee as a shadow, and shall not stand.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Who cometh forth like a flower, and is destroyed, and fleeth as a shadow, and never continueth in the same state.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He comes forth like a flower, and is crushed, and he flees, as if a shadow, and never remains in the same state.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And like a flower he comes forth and dries up and fades and flees as a shadow and does not remain

Lamsa Bible
He comes forth like a flower, and withers and fades away; he flees like a shadow, and continues not.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
He cometh forth like a flower, and withereth; He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or he falls like a flower that has bloomed; and he departs like a shadow, and cannot continue.








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