Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

Holman Bible

The womb forgets them;
worms feed on them;
they are remembered no more.
So injustice is broken like a tree.

International Standard Version

The womb will forget them. Maggots will find them to be a delicacy! They won't be remembered anymore, their iniquity will be cut to pieces like firewood.

A Conservative Version

The womb shall forget him. The worm shall feed sweetly on him. He shall be no more remembered. And unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree.

American Standard Version

The womb shall forget him; The worm shall feed sweetly on him; He shall be no more remembered; And unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree.

Amplified


“A mother will forget him;
The worm feeds on him until he is no longer remembered.
And wickedness will be broken like a tree [which cannot be restored].

Bible in Basic English

The public place of his town has no more knowledge of him, and his name has gone from the memory of men: he is rooted up like a dead tree.

Darby Translation

The womb forgetteth him; the worm feedeth sweetly on him: he shall be no more remembered; and unrighteousness is broken as a tree, --

Julia Smith Translation

The womb shall forget him; the worm sucked him; he shall be no more remembered: and iniquity shall be broken as a tree.

King James 2000

The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] womb forgets him. [The] maggot feasts on him [until] he is no longer remembered, and wickedness is broken like a tree.

Modern King James verseion

The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be remembered no more; and injustice shall be broken like a tree.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that all compassion upon them were forgotten: that their dainties were worms, that they were clean put out of remembrance, and utterly hewn down like an unfruitful tree.

NET Bible

The womb forgets him, the worm feasts on him, no longer will he be remembered. Like a tree, wickedness will be broken down.

New Heart English Bible

The womb shall forget him. The worm shall feed sweetly on him. He shall be no more remembered. Unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree.

The Emphasized Bible

Maternal love shall forget him, the worm shall find him sweet, No more shall he be remembered, but perversity shall be shivered like a tree.

Webster

The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree.

World English Bible

The womb shall forget him. The worm shall feed sweetly on him. He shall be no more remembered. Unrighteousness shall be broken as a tree.

Youngs Literal Translation

Forget him doth the womb, Sweeten on him doth the worm, No more is he remembered, And broken as a tree is wickedness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רחם 
Rechem 
Usage: 26

שׁכח שׁכח 
Shakach 
Usage: 102

him the worm
רמּה 
Rimmah 
Usage: 7

מתק 
Mathaq 
Usage: 1

on him he shall be no more remembered
זכר 
Zakar 
Usage: 231

עלה עולה עולה עול עול 
`evel 
Usage: 53

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech, Continued

19 “Drought and heat consume the snow waters,
So does Sheol those who have sinned.
20 “A mother will forget him;
The worm feeds sweetly till he is no longer remembered.
And wickedness will be broken like a tree.
21 “He wrongs the barren woman
And does no good for the widow.


Cross References

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is blessed,
But the name of the wicked will rot.

Daniel 4:14

‘He shouted out and spoke as follows:
Chop down the tree and cut off its branches,
Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit;
Let the beasts flee from under it
And the birds from its branches.

Job 18:16-17

“His roots are dried below,
And his branch is cut off above.

Job 14:7-10

“For there is hope for a tree,
When it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And its shoots will not fail.

Job 17:14

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

Job 19:26

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

Ecclesiastes 8:10

So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

Isaiah 26:14

The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise;
Therefore You have punished and destroyed them,
And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

Matthew 3:10

The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

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