Job 8:12

12 While still growing and uncut, they wither more quickly than grass.

Read Job 8:12 Using Other Translations

Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb.
While yet in flower and not cut down, they wither before any other plant.
While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut, they begin to wither more quickly than grass.

What does Job 8:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 8:12

Whilst it [is] yet in its greenness
Before it is come to its full height, or to a proper ripeness; when as yet it has not flowered, or is about it; before the time usual for it to turn and change; it being without moisture, water, or watery clay, will change;

[and] not cut down;
by the scythe, or cropped by the hand of man,

it withereth before any [other] herb;
of itself; rather sooner than such that do not require so much moisture; or in the sight and presence of them, they looking on as it were, and deriding it; a poetical representation, as Schultens observes: next follows the accommodation of these similes to wicked and hypocritical men.

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