Job 24:20
Good News Translation
Not even their mothers remember them now; they are eaten by worms and destroyed like fallen trees.

Contemporary English Version
Forgotten here on earth, and with their power broken, they taste sweet to worms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

New American Bible
May the womb forget him, may the worm find him sweet, may he no longer be remembered; And may wickedness be broken like a tree.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

the worm

Job 17:14 I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.

Job 19:26 And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God.

he shall be

Proverbs 10:7 The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips.

Ecclesiastes 8:10 I saw the wicked buried: who also when they were yet living were in the holy place, and were praised in the city as men of just works: but this also is vanity.

Isaiah 26:14 Let not the dead live, let not the giants rise again: therefore hast visited and destroyed them, and hast destroyed all their memory.

wickedness

Job 14:7-10 A tree hath hope: if it be cut, it growth green again, and the boughs thereof sprout. . . .

Job 18:16,17 Let his roots be dried up beneath, and his harvest destroyed above. . . .

Daniel 4:14 This is the decree by the sentence of the watchers, and the word and demand of the holy ones: till the living know, that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men: and he will give it to whomsoever it shall please him, and he will appoint the basest man over it.

Matthew 3:10 For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire.

Context
Job: Judgment for the Wicked
19Let him pass from the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell. 20Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.21For he hath fed the barren that beareth not, and to the widow he hath done no good.…
Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

Job 18:17
Let the memory of him perish from the earth, and let not his name be renowned in the streets.

Job 19:10
He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am lost, and he hath taken away my hope, as from a tree that is plucked up.

Job 21:26
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.

Psalm 34:16
But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Proverbs 10:7
The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips.

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.

Daniel 4:14
This is the decree by the sentence of the watchers, and the word and demand of the holy ones: till the living know, that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men: and he will give it to whomsoever it shall please him, and he will appoint the basest man over it.

Additional Translations
The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.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.

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.

Then is his sin brought to remembrance, and he vanishes like a vapour of dew: but let what he has done be recompensed to him, and let every unrighteous one be crushed like rotten wood.

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

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.

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.

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.

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