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Job 24:18
“He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth; he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
Swiftly they pass away upon the face of the waters; Their portion is cursed in the earth: They turn not into the way of the vineyards.
“They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth; They do not turn toward the vineyards.
[You say] Swiftly such men pass away on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; [no treader] turns into their vineyards.
He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
They are scum on the water’s surface; their portion of the land is cursed; no one walks down a path in the vineyards.
“May they be scum on the surface of the water, may their share of land be cursed, may no one turn on the way of their vineyards,
Those sinners are filthy foam on the surface of the water. And so, their fields and vineyards will fall under a curse and won’t produce.
He is swift on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed on the earth: he turneth not unto the way of the vineyards.
He is light upon the face of the water: cursed be his portion on the earth, let him not walk by the way of the vineyards.
“You say, ‘Evil people are taken away like things carried away in a flood. The land they own is cursed, so no one goes to work in their vineyards.
“You say, ‘Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
“You say, ‘Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns towards their vineyards.
“·They [The wicked] are ·like foam floating [or like scum; L quick] on the water. Their ·part of the land [lot; portion] is cursed; no one ·uses the road that goes by [L turns toward] their vineyards. [C This seems to contradict Job’s contention that the wicked escape judgment. Perhaps these are his opponents’ views, or his wish.]
He is swift upon the waters: their portion shall be cursed in the earth: he will not behold the way of the vineyards.
Such people are like scum on the surface of the water. Their property is cursed in the land. People do not travel the road that goes to their vineyards.
The wicked are swept away by floods, and the land they own is under God's curse; they no longer go to work in their vineyards.
They float on the surface of the water. Their section of the land is cursed, so that they never go to their vineyards.
“They are like foam floating on the water. Their part of the land is cursed. No one uses the road that goes by their vineyards.
“They remain only a short time on the water’s surface; their inheritance will be cursed in the land; no one will work in their vineyards.
¶ They are swift upon the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth; they never come by the way of the vineyards.
He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
“He himself is swift on the water’s surface; their portion is cursed in the land. No one turns toward the path of their vineyards.
“But how quickly they disappear from the face of the earth. Everything they own is cursed. They leave no property for their children.
“They are scraps of wood floating on the water— useless, cursed junk, good for nothing. As surely as snow melts under the hot, summer sun, sinners disappear in the grave. The womb has forgotten them, worms have relished them— nothing that is evil lasts. Unscrupulous, they prey on those less fortunate. However much they strut and flex their muscles, there’s nothing to them. They’re hollow. They may have an illusion of security, but God has his eye on them. They may get their brief successes, but then it’s over, nothing to show for it. Like yesterday’s newspaper, they’re used to wrap up the garbage. You’re free to try to prove me a liar, but you won’t be able to do it.”
“He is swift as the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They do not turn toward the way of the vineyards.
Such people are like scum on the surface of the water. Their property is cursed in the land. People do not travel the road that goes to their vineyards.
He is swift on the surface of the water: their portion in the land is accursed, they do not turn aside by way of the vineyards.
“They are insignificant on the surface of the water; Their portion is cursed on the earth. They do not turn toward the vineyards.
“They are like foam floating on the water. Their part of the land is cursed; no one uses the road that goes by their vineyards.
“You say, ‘He is foam on the face of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed so that no one goes to their vineyard.
“But sinners are like bubbles on the surface of water. Their share of the land is under God’s curse. So no one goes to their vineyards.
“Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards.
‘Yet they are foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one goes to the vineyards.
“They should be swift on the face of the waters, Their portion should be cursed in the earth, So that no one would turn into the way of their vineyards.
“They are taken away on the top of the waters. Their part of the earth is cursed. They do not go to their grape-fields.
“But they disappear like foam down a river. Everything they own is cursed, and they are afraid to enter their own vineyards.
“Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion in the land is cursed; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
‘Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion in the land is cursed; no treader turns towards their vineyards.
‘Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion in the land is cursed; no treader turns towards their vineyards.
“Swift are they on the face of the waters; their portion in the land is cursed; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
Swiftly vanishing is he on the surface of the mayim; their chelek is cursed in ha’aretz; he turneth no more in the derech of the kramim (vineyards).
“You say, ‘They are swiftly carried away upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
“You say, ‘They are swiftly carried away upon the face of the waters; their portion is cursed in the land; no treader turns toward their vineyards.
“He is foam on the surface of water; their portion of the land is cursed; no one turns toward their vineyards.
Job: The wicked may sit lightly on the surface of the waters, but their bit of land, the parcel on which they live, is accursed; In fact, they don’t even turn down the road to their vineyards because they don’t produce.
“They are foam on the surface of the waters. Their portion is cursed in the earth. They don’t turn into the way of the vineyards.
He is unstabler than the face of the water; his part in [the] earth be cursed, and go he not by the way of vineries. (He is more unstable than the face, or the surface, of the water; let his portion be cursed in the land, and go he not by the way of the vineyards.)
Light he [is] on the face of the waters, Vilified is their portion in the earth, He turneth not the way of vineyards.
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