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Job 18:16

    Job 18:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Under the earth his roots are dry, and over it his branch is cut off.

    Webster's Revision

    His roots shall be dried up beneath, And above shall his branch be cut off.

    World English Bible

    His roots shall be dried up beneath. Above shall his branch be cut off.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 18:16



    Job 18:16His roots shall be dried up - his branch be cut off - He shall be as utterly destroyed, both in himself, his posterity, and his property, as a tree is whose branches are all lopped off, and whose every root is cut away.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 18:16

    His roots shall be dried up - Another image of complete desolation - where he is compared to a tree that is dead - a figure whose meaning is obvious, and which often occurs; see Job 15:30, note; Job 8:12-13, notes.

    Above his branch - Perhaps referring to his children or family. All shall be swept away - an allusion which Job could not well hesitate to apply to himself.
    Book: Job