Job 13 :25

Job 13 :25 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

American King James Version (AKJV)

Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble?

American Standard Version (ASV)

Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way?

Webster's Revision

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

World English Bible

Will you harass a driven leaf? Will you pursue the dry stubble?

English Revised Version (ERV)

Wilt thou harass a driven leaf? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Definitions for Job 13 :25

Clarke's Commentary on Job 13 :25

Wilt thou break a leaf - Is it becoming thy dignity to concern thyself with a creature so contemptible?

Barnes's Commentary on Job 13 :25

Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? - Job here means to say that the treatment of God in regard to him was like treading down a leaf that was driven about by the wind - an insigni ficant, unsettled, and worthless thing. "Wouldst thou show thy power against such an object?" - The sense is, that it was not worthy of God thus to pursue one so unimportant, and so incapable of offering any resistance.

And wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? - Is it worthy of God thus to contend with the driven straw and stubble of the field? To such a leaf, and to such stubble, he compares himself; and he asks whether God could be employed in a work such as that would be, of pursuing such a flying leaf or driven stubble with a desire to overtake it, and wreak his vengeance on it.

Wesley's Commentary on Job 13 :25

13:25 Leaf - One that can no more resist thy power, than a leaf, or a little dry straw can resist the wind or fire.
Bible Search:
Powered by Bible Study Tools