Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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].

Darby Translation

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

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 glory put you in fear, so that your hearts will be overcome before him? 12 Your wise sayings are only dust, and your strong places are only earth. 13 Keep quiet, and let me say what is in my mind, whatever may come to me.



Cross References

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.

Genesis 18:27

And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:

Exodus 17:14

And the Lord said to Moses, Make a record of this in a book, so that it may be kept in memory, and say it again in the ears of Joshua: that all memory of Amalek is to be completely uprooted from the earth.

Job 4:19

How much more those living in houses of earth, whose bases are in the dust! They are crushed more quickly than an insect;

Job 18:17

His memory is gone from the earth, and in the open country there is no knowledge of his name.

Psalm 34:16

The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to take away the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:16

The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to take away the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 109:15

Let them be ever before the eyes of the Lord, so that the memory of them may be cut off from the earth.

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the upright is a blessing, but the name of the evil-doer will be turned to dust.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead will not come back to life: their spirits will not come back to earth; for this cause you have sent destruction on them, so that the memory of them is dead.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we are conscious that if this our tent of flesh is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in heaven.

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