Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

King James Version

Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Holman Bible

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ash; your defenses are made of clay.

International Standard Version

Your maxims are just worthless proverbs; your defensive arguments are made of clay."

A Conservative Version

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes. Your defenses are defenses of clay.

American Standard Version

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defences are defences of clay.

Amplified

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes [valueless]; your defenses are defenses of clay [and will crumble].

Bible in Basic English

Your wise sayings are only dust, and your strong places are only earth.

Darby Translation

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, your bulwarks are bulwarks of mire.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Your memories shall be compared unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Julia Smith Translation

Your remembrances being likened to ashes, your backs to backs of clay.

King James 2000

Your proverbs are like unto ashes, your defenses are defenses of clay.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your maxims [are] proverbs of ashes; your defenses [are] defenses of clay.

Modern King James verseion

Your remembered sayings are like ashes, your bodies like bodies of clay.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Your remembrance shall be like unto the dust, and your pride shall be turned to clay.

NET Bible

Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.

New Heart English Bible

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

The Emphasized Bible

Are not your memorable sayings, proverbs of ashes? Breastworks of clay, your breastworks?

Webster

Your remembrances are like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

World English Bible

Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.

Youngs Literal Translation

Your remembrances are similes of ashes, For high places of clay your heights.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זכרון 
Zikrown 
Usage: 24

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

אפר 
'epher 
Usage: 22

Context Readings

Job's Fourth Speech Continues

11 "Will not His majesty terrify you, And the dread of Him fall on you? 12 "Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay. 13 "Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.



Cross References

Genesis 2:7

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 18:27

And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.

Exodus 17:14

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 18:17

"Memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name abroad.

Psalm 34:16

The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 102:12

But You, O LORD, abide forever, And Your name to all generations.

Psalm 109:15

Let them be before the LORD continually, That He may cut off their memory from the earth;

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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