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Job 13:25

    Job 13:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou 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 harass a driven leaf? 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?

    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' Notes 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 Notes 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.
    Book: Job