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Job 14:18

    Job 14:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And surely the mountains falling comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of his place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the mountain falling cometh to nought; And the rock is removed out of its place;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But truly a mountain falling comes to dust, and a rock is moved from its place;

    Webster's Revision

    But the mountain falling cometh to nought; And the rock is removed out of its place;

    World English Bible

    "But the mountain falling comes to nothing. The rock is removed out of its place;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of its place;

    Definitions for Job 14:18

    Nought - Nothing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 14:18



    Job 14:18The mountain falling cometh to naught - Every thing in nature is exposed to mutability and decay: - even mountains themselves may fall from their bases, and be dashed to pieces; or be suddenly swallowed up by an earthquake; and, by the same means, the strongest and most massive rocks may be removed.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 14:18

    And surely the mountain falling - Margin, "Fadeth." The sense of this is, that the hope of man in regard to living again, must certainly fail - as a mountain falls and does not rise again; as the rock is removed, and is not replaced; or as the waters wear away the stones, and they disappear. The hope of dying man was not like the tree that would spring up again Job 14:7-9; it was like the falling mountain, the wasting waters Job 14:11, the rock that was removed. The reference in the phrase before us is, probably, to a mountain that settles down and disappears - as is sometimes the case in violent convulsions of nature. It does not rise again, but is gone to reappear no more. So Job says it was of man.

    And the rock is removed - An earthquake shakes it, and removes it from its foundation, and it is not replaced.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 14:18

    14:18 And - As when a great mountain falls, by an earthquake or inundation, it moulders away like a fading leaf, (as the Hebrew word signifies) and as the rock, when by the violence of winds or earthquakes it is removed out of its place, and thrown down, is never re - advanced: and as the waters by continual droppings, wear away the stones, so that they can never be made whole again: and as thou wastest away, by a great and violent inundation, the things which grow out of the dust of the earth, herbs, and fruits, and plants, which once washed away are irrecoverably lost; in like manner, thou destroyest the hope of man: when man dies, all hope of his living again in this world is lost.
    Book: Job