Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

While I am decaying like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

King James Version

And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

Holman Bible

Man wears out like something rotten,
like a moth-eaten garment.


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International Standard Version

So I'm a man who wears out like something rotten, like a garment that has become moth-eaten."

A Conservative Version

Though I am like a rotten thing that decays, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

American Standard Version

Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Amplified


While I waste away like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Bible in Basic English

Though a man comes to nothing like a bit of dead wood, or like a robe which has become food for the worm.

Darby Translation

One who, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that the moth eateth.

Julia Smith Translation

And he as rottenness will fall away; as a garment the moth ate it.

King James 2000

And he, like a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth-eaten.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he himself wastes away like something rotten, like a garment that [the] moth has eaten.

Modern King James verseion

And he wears out like a rotten thing, like a garment that a moth eats.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whereas I, notwithstanding, must consume like as a foul carrion, and as a cloth that is moth eaten.

NET Bible

So I waste away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.

New Heart English Bible

though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

The Emphasized Bible

And, a man himself, as a rotten thing, weareth out, as a garment which the moth hath eaten.

Webster

And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten.

World English Bible

though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he, as a rotten thing, weareth away, As a garment hath a moth consumed him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he, as a rotten thing
רקב 
Raqab 
Usage: 5

בּלה 
Balah 
Usage: 15

as a garment
בּגד 
Beged 
Usage: 217

that is moth
עשׂב עשׁ 
`ash 
Usage: 12

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Argues His Case With God

27 “You put my feet in the stocks
And watch all my paths;
You set a limit for the soles of my feet,
28 While I am decaying like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.



Cross References

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!

Numbers 12:12

Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother’s womb!”

Job 30:17-19

“At night it pierces my bones within me,
And my gnawing pains take no rest.

Job 30:29-30

“I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.

Psalm 39:11

“With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity;
You consume as a moth what is precious to him;
Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Hosea 5:12

Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim
And like rottenness to the house of Judah.

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