Job 14 :8

Job 14 :8 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

King James Version (KJV)

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

American Standard Version (ASV)

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Though its root may be old in the earth, and its cut-off end may be dead in the dust;

Webster's Revision

Though its root shall become old in the earth, and its stock die in the ground;

World English Bible

Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground,

English Revised Version (ERV)

Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;

Definitions for Job 14 :8

Wax - To grow; become; advance.

Clarke's Commentary on Job 14 :8

Barnes' Commentary on Job 14 :8

Though the root thereof wax old - Though life becomes almost extinct. The idea is, though the root of the tree be very old, yet it does not become wholly lifeless. It is not like an old man, when life goes out altogether. In the very aged root there will be vitality still; but not so in man.

Though the stock thereof - The stump - literally that which is cut off - גזעוּ geza‛ô. The meaning is, that when the trunk of the tree is cut down and dies altogether, life remains in the root; but when man fails, life is wholly extinct.

Wesley's Commentary on Job 14 :8

14:8 Die - To outward appearance.
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