English Standard Version
Man wastes away like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.
King James Bible
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
American Standard Version
Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
Who am to be consumed as rottenness, and as a garment that is moth-eaten.
English Revised Version
Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, like a garment that is moth-eaten.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
20 Only two things do not unto me,
Then will I not hide myself from Thy countenance:
21 Withdraw Thy hand from me,
And let Thy fear not terrify me -
22 Call then and I will answer,
Or I will speak and answer Thou me!
He makes only two conditions in his prayer, as he has already expressed it in Job 9:34 : (1) That God would grant him a cessation of his troubles; (2) That He would not overwhelm him with His majesty. The chastening hand of God is generally called יד elsewhere; but in spite of this prevalent usage of the language, כּף cannot be understood here (comp. on the contrary Job 33:7) otherwise than of the hand (Job 9:34 : the rod) of God, which lies heavily on Job. The painful pressure of that hand would prevent the collecting and ordering of his thoughts required for meeting with God, and the אימה (Codd. defectively אמתך) of God would completely crush and confound him. But if God grants these two things: to remove His hand for a time, and not to turn the terrible side of His majesty to him, then he is ready whether God should himself open the cause or permit him to have the first word. Correctly Mercerus: optionem ei dat ut aut actoris aut rei personam deligat, sua fretus innocentia, sed interim sui oblitus et immodicus. In contrast with God he feels himself to be a poor worm, but his consciousness of innocence makes him a Titan.
He now says what he would ask God; or rather, he now asks Him, since he vividly pictures to himself the action with God which he desires. His imagination anticipates the reality of that which is longed for. Modern expositors begin a new division at Job 13:23. But Job's speech does not yet take a new turn; it goes on further continually uno tenore.
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as a garment
Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
if I say to the pit, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'
When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah
Behold, the Lord GOD helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
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