how much less man, who is a maggot,
and the son of man, who is a worm!
[whereTheir worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.]
Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,
along with the music of your harps.
Maggots are spread out under you,
and worms cover you.”
You will plant and cultivate vineyards but not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them.
When dawn came the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, and it withered.
But they didn’t listen to Moses; some people left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and smelled. Therefore Moses was angry with them.
So they set it aside until morning as Moses commanded, and it didn’t smell or have any maggots in it.
My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt.
My skin forms scabs and then oozes.
and say to corruption: You are my father,
and to the maggot: My mother or my sister,
At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.
But they both lie in the dust,
and worms cover them.
The womb forgets them;
worms feed on them;
they are remembered no more.
So injustice is broken like a tree.
“As they leave, they will see the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against Me; for their worm will never die, their fire will never go out, and they will be a horror to all mankind.”
Do not fear, you worm Jacob,
you men of Israel:
I will help you—
this is the Lord’s declaration.
Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by people.
whereTheir worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.