1 tn The Hiphil of זָקַן (zaqan, “to be old”) is here an internal causative, “to grow old.”
2 tn The Hiphil is here classified as an inchoative Hiphil (see GKC 145 §53.e), for the tree only begins to die. In other words, it appears to be dead, but actually is not completely dead.
3 tn The LXX translates “dust” [soil] with “rock,” probably in light of the earlier illustration of the tree growing in the rocks.
sn Job is thinking here of a tree that dies or decays because of a drought rather than being uprooted, because the next verse will tell how it can revive with water.
4 tn The personification adds to the comparison with people – the tree is credited with the sense of smell to detect the water.
6 tn Heb “and will make.”