Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And man, is as a rotten thing that is being consumed, as a garment that is moth eaten.

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 stand watch over all my paths,
setting a limit for the soles of my feet.
28 Man wears out like something rotten,
like a moth-eaten garment.



Cross References

Job 4:19

how much more those who dwell in clay houses,
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed like a moth!

Numbers 12:12

Please don’t let her be like a dead baby whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother’s womb.”

Job 30:17-19

Night pierces my bones,
but my gnawing pains never rest.

Job 30:29-30

I have become a brother to jackals
and a companion of ostriches.

Psalm 39:11

You discipline a man with punishment for sin,
consuming like a moth what is precious to him;
every man is only a vapor.Selah

Hosea 5:12

So I am like rot to Ephraim
and like decay to the house of Judah.

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