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Job 8:19

Context
NET ©

Indeed, this is the joy of his way, 1  and out of the earth 2  others spring up. 3 

NIV ©

Surely its life withers away, and from the soil other plants grow.

NASB ©

"Behold, this is the joy of His way; And out of the dust others will spring.

NLT ©

That is the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

MSG ©

The sooner the godless are gone, the better; then good plants can grow in their place.

BBE ©

Such is the joy of his way, and out of the dust another comes up to take his place.

NRSV ©

See, these are their happy ways, and out of the earth still others will spring.

NKJV ©

"Behold, this is the joy of His way, And out of the earth others will grow.


KJV
Behold, this [is] the joy
<04885>
of his way
<01870>_,
and out of the earth
<06083>
shall others
<0312>
grow
<06779> (8799)_.
NASB ©
"Behold
<02005>
, this
<01931>
is the joy
<04885>
of His way
<01870>
; And out of the dust
<06083>
others
<0312>
will spring
<06779>
.
HEBREW
wxmuy
<06779>
rxa
<0312>
rpemw
<06083>
wkrd
<01870>
vwvm
<04885>
awh
<01931>
Nh (8:19)
<02005>
LXXM
oti
<3754
CONJ
katastrofh
<2692
N-NSF
asebouv
<765
A-GSM
toiauth
<5108
A-NSF
ek
<1537
PREP
de
<1161
PRT
ghv
<1065
N-GSF
allon
<243
D-ASM
anablasthsei {V-FAI-3S}
NET © [draft] ITL
Indeed
<02005>
, this is
<01931>
the joy
<04885>
of his way
<01870>
, and out of the earth
<06083>
others
<0312>
spring
<06779>
up.
NET ©

Indeed, this is the joy of his way, 1  and out of the earth 2  others spring up. 3 

NET © Notes

tn This line is difficult. If the MT stands as it is, the expression must be ironic. It would be saying that the joy (all the security and prosperity) of its way (its life) is short-lived – that is the way its joy goes. Most commentators are not satisfied with this. Dhorme, for one, changes מְשׂוֹשׂ (mÿsos, “joy”) to מְסוֹס (mÿsos, “rotting”), and gets “behold him lie rotting on the path.” The sibilants can interchange this way. But Dhorme thinks the MT was written the way it was because the word was thought to be “joy,” when it should have been the other way. The word “way” then becomes an accusative of place. The suggestion is rather compelling and would certainly fit the context. The difficulty is that a root סוּס (sus, “to rot”) has to be proposed. E. Dhorme does this by drawing on Arabic sas, “to be eaten by moths or worms,” thus “worm-eaten; decaying; rotting.” Cf. NIV “its life withers away”; also NAB “there he lies rotting beside the road.”

tn Heb “dust.”

sn As with the tree, so with the godless man – his place will soon be taken by another.



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