Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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

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 And you put chains on my feet, watching all my ways, and making a limit for my steps; 28 Though a man comes to nothing like a bit of dead wood, or like a robe which has become food for the worm.



Cross References

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;

Numbers 12:12

Let her not be as one dead, whose flesh is half wasted when he comes out from the body of his mother.

Job 30:17-19

The flesh is gone from my bones, and they give me no rest; there is no end to my pains.

Job 30:29-30

I have become a brother to the jackals, and go about in the company of ostriches.

Psalm 39:11

By the weight of your wrath against man's sin, the glory of his form is wasted away; truly every man is but a breath. (Selah.)

Hosea 5:12

And so to Ephraim I am like a wasting insect, and a destruction to the children of Judah.

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