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I will call the grave my father, and the worms that eat me I will call my mother and my sisters.
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I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.
Job 21:32,33 He shall be brought to the graves, and shall watch in the heap of the dead. . . .
Psalm 16:10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.
Psalm 49:9 And shall still live unto the end.
Acts 2:27-31 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell: nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. . . .
Acts 13:34-37 And to shew that he raised him up from the dead, not to return now any more to corruption, he said thus: I will give you the holy things of David, faithful. . . .
1 Corinthians 15:42,53,54 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption: it shall rise in incorruption. . . .
to the worm
Job 19:26 And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God.
Job 24:20 Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.
Isaiah 14:11 Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering.
ContextJob Prepares for Death
…13If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness. 14I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.15Where is now then my expectation, and who considereth my patience?…
My flesh is clothed with rottenness and the filth of dust; my skin is withered and drawn together.
Who am to be consumed as rottenness, and as a garment that is motheaten.
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.
How much more is man than rottenness and the son of man than a worm?
My skin is become black upon me, and my bones are dried up with heat.
Additional Translationsand say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.
If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;
I have called upon death to be my father, and corruption to be my mother and sister.
I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!
If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.
If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'
To corruption I have called: -- 'Thou art my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister' -- to the worm.
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