Parallel Verses

King James Version

It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

New American Standard Bible

His skin is devoured by disease,
The firstborn of death devours his limbs.

Holman Bible

Parts of his skin are eaten away;
death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.

International Standard Version

Something gnaws on his skin; a deadly disease consumes his limbs.

A Conservative Version

The members of his body shall be devoured. The first-born of death shall devour his body-parts.

American Standard Version

The members of his body shall be devoured, Yea , the first-born of death shall devour his members.

Amplified


“His skin is devoured by disease;
The firstborn of death [the worst of diseases] consumes his limbs.

Bible in Basic English

His skin is wasted by disease, and his body is food for the worst of diseases.

Darby Translation

The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body; it will devour his members.

Julia Smith Translation

It shall devour the bars of his skin: the first-born of death shall devour his bars.

King James 2000

It shall devour patches of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It consumes parts of his skin; the firstborn of death consumes his limbs.

Modern King James verseion

It shall devour the parts of his skin; the first-born of death consumes his parts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He shall eat the strength of his own skin; the firstborn of death shall eat his members.

NET Bible

It eats away parts of his skin; the most terrible death devours his limbs.

New Heart English Bible

The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

The Emphasized Bible

Let it devour the members of his body, Let the firstborn of death devour his members;

Webster

It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the first-born of death shall devour his strength.

World English Bible

The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

Youngs Literal Translation

It consumeth the parts of his skin, Consume his parts doth death's first-born.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

of his skin
עור 
`owr 
Usage: 99

בּכור 
B@kowr 
Usage: 117

of death
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

Fausets

Watsons

Context Readings

Bildad's Second Speech

12 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side. 13 It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength. 14 His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.



Cross References

Isaiah 14:30

And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

Genesis 49:3

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Job 17:16

They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Jonah 2:6

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

Zechariah 14:12

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

Revelation 6:8

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

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