Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If I call to the pit, 'You are my father'; To the worm, 'my mother and my sister';

King James Version

I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Holman Bible

and say to the Pit: You are my father, and to the worm: My mother or my sister,

International Standard Version

if I call out to the Pit, "You're my father!' or say to the worm, "My mother!' or "My sister!'

A Conservative Version

if I have said to corruption, Thou are my father, to the worm, My mother, and my sister,

American Standard Version

If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;

Amplified

If I say to the grave and corruption, You are my father, and to the worm [that feeds on decay], You are my mother and my sister [because I will soon be closest to you],

Bible in Basic English

If I say to the earth, You are my father; and to the worm, My mother and my sister;

Darby Translation

I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have said to the pit, Thou art my father; to the worms, my mother, and my sister.

Julia Smith Translation

I called to the pit: Grave, thou my father: and to the worm, My mother, and my sister.

King James 2000

I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[if] I call to the pit, 'You [are] my father,' to the maggot, '[You are] my mother or my sister,'

Modern King James verseion

I have said to corruption, You are my father; to the worm, My mother and my sister!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I call corruption my father, and the worms call I my mother and my sister.

NET Bible

If I cry to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My Mother,' or 'My sister,'

New Heart English Bible

If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

The Emphasized Bible

To corruption, have exclaimed, My father, thou! My mother! and My sister! to the worm.

Webster

I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

World English Bible

If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

Youngs Literal Translation

To corruption I have called: -- 'Thou art my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister' -- to the worm.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 23

to the worm
רמּה 
Rimmah 
Usage: 7

אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

References

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Says To His Friends: I'M Still Wiser Than You

13 "If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness; 14 If I call to the pit, 'You are my father'; To the worm, 'my mother and my sister'; 15 Where now is my hope? And who regards my hope?



Cross References

Psalm 16:10

For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

Job 13:28

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

Job 19:26

"Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God;

Job 21:26

"Together they lie down in the dust, And worms cover them.

Job 21:32-33

"While he is carried to the grave, Men will keep watch over his tomb.

Job 24:20

"A mother will forget him; The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered And wickedness will be broken like a tree.

Job 30:30

"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 49:9

That he should live on eternally, That he should not undergo decay.

Isaiah 14:11

'Your pomp and the music of your harps Have been brought down to Sheol; Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you And worms are your covering.'

Acts 2:27-31

BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

Acts 13:34-37

"As for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY and SURE blessings OF DAVID.'

1 Corinthians 15:42

So also is the resurrection of the dead It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body;

1 Corinthians 15:53-54

For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

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