Parallel Verses

King James 2000

When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty melt away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

New American Standard Bible

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

King James Version

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

A Conservative Version

When thou have corrected man with rebukes for iniquity, thou make his beauty to disintegrate like a moth. Surely every man is vanity. Selah.

American Standard Version

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah

Amplified

When with rebukes You correct and chasten man for sin, You waste his beauty like a moth and what is dear to him consumes away; surely every man is a mere breath. Selah [pause, and think calmly of that]!

Bible in Basic English

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.)

Darby Translation

When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When thou with chastening dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his greatness to consume away like a moth; surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

With corrections for iniquity thou didst correct man, and thou wilt melt down as a moth his beauty: surely every man is vanity. Silence.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[When] with rebukes you chastise a man for sin, you {consume} like a moth his delightful [things]. Surely everyone [is] a [mere] vapor. Selah

Modern King James verseion

You correct a man for iniquity with rebukes, and you make his desires vanish away like a moth. Surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment; every man therefore is but vanity. Selah.

NET Bible

You severely discipline people for their sins; like a moth you slowly devour their strength. Surely all people are a mere vapor. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

When, by rebukes for iniquity, thou hast corrected a man, Then hast thou consumed, as a moth, all that was delightful within him, Surely, a breath, are all men. Selah.

Webster

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

World English Bible

When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.

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Context Readings

The Fleeting Nature Of Life

10 Remove your scourge away from me: I am consumed by the blow of your hand. 11 When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty melt away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.


Cross References

Job 13:28

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

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall grow old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

Job 30:30

My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Psalm 38:1-8

[A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance.] O LORD, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 90:7-10

For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled.

Psalm 102:10-11

Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me up, and cast me down.

Hosea 5:12

Therefore will I be unto Ephraim like a moth, and to the house of Judah like rottenness.

1 Corinthians 5:5

To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Corinthians 11:30-32

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Hebrews 12:6

For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

2 Peter 2:16

But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb donkey speaking with man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet.

Revelation 3:19

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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