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Job 8:11–12

11  “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh?

Can reeds flourish where there is no water?

12  While yet in flower and not cut down,

they nwither before any other plant.

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Job 8:11–12 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?

Can reeds thrive without water?

12 While still growing and uncut,

they wither more quickly than grass.

Job 8:11–12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 Can the rush grow up without mire?

Can the flag grow without water?

12 Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down,

It withereth before any other herb.

Job 8:11–12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 “Can papyrus reeds grow tall without a marsh?

Can marsh grass flourish without water?

12 While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut,

they begin to wither more quickly than grass.

Job 8:11–12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?

Can the reeds flourish without water?

12 While it is yet green and not cut down,

It withers before any other plant.

Job 8:11–12 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 Papyrus plants cannot grow where there is no swamp,

and reeds cannot grow tall without water.

12 While they are still growing and not yet cut,

they will dry up quicker than grass.

Job 8:11–12 — American Standard Version (ASV)

11 Can the rush grow up without mire?

Can the flag grow without water?

12 Whilst it is yet in its greenness, and not cut down,

It withereth before any other herb.

Job 8:11–12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 Doth the papyrus shoot up without mire? doth the reed-grass grow without water? 12 Whilst it is yet in its greenness and not cut down, it withereth before any other grass.

Job 8:11–12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 “Can papyrus grow up where there is no swamp? 

Can rushes grow tall without water? 

12 Even if they were fresh and not cut, 

they would wither quicker than grass. 

Job 8:11–12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Does papyrus grow where there is no marsh?

Do reeds flourish without water?

12 While still uncut shoots,

they would dry up quicker than any other plant.

Job 8:11–12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 “Can papyrus grow where there is no marsh?

Can reeds flourish where there is no water?

12 While yet in flower and not cut down,

they wither before any other plant.

Job 8:11–12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is not a marsh?

Will reeds flourish without water?

12 While it is in its flower and is not plucked,

yet it withers before all grass.

Job 8:11–12 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

11 Can grass grow tall where there isn’t any swamp?

Can plants grow well where there isn’t any water?

12 While they are still growing and haven’t been cut,

they dry up faster than grass does.

Job 8:11–12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?

Can the rushes grow without water?

12 “While it is still green and not cut down,

Yet it withers before any other plant.