Job 18:13
New International Version
It eats away parts of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs.

New Living Translation
Disease eats their skin; death devours their limbs.

English Standard Version
It consumes the parts of his skin; the firstborn of death consumes his limbs.

Berean Study Bible
It devours patches of his skin; the firstborn of death devours his limbs.

King James Bible
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

New King James Version
It devours patches of his skin; The firstborn of death devours his limbs.

New American Standard Bible
“It devours parts of his skin, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.

NASB 1995
“His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.

NASB 1977
“His skin is devoured by disease, The first-born of death devours his limbs.

Amplified Bible
“His skin is devoured by disease; The firstborn of death [the worst of diseases] consumes his limbs.

Christian Standard Bible
Parts of his skin are eaten away; death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Parts of his skin are eaten away; death’s firstborn consumes his limbs.

American Standard Version
The members of his body shall be devoured, Yea , the first-born of death shall devour his members.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His possessions will be devoured by violence, and his first born dies by violence

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the soles of his feet be devoured: and death shall consume his beauty.

Contemporary English Version
then afterwards to be eaten alive by death itself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms.

English Revised Version
It shall devour the members of his body, yea, the firstborn of death shall devour his members.

Good News Translation
A deadly disease spreads over their bodies and causes their arms and legs to rot.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His skin is eaten away by disease. Death's firstborn son eats away at the limbs of his body.

International Standard Version
Something gnaws on his skin; a deadly disease consumes his limbs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall devour the members of his body, Yea, the first-born of death shall devour his members.

Literal Standard Version
It consumes the parts of his skin, Death’s firstborn consumes his parts.

NET Bible
It eats away parts of his skin; the most terrible death devours his limbs.

New Heart English Bible
The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

World English Bible
The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

Young's Literal Translation
It consumeth the parts of his skin, Consume his parts doth death's first-born.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
12His strength is depleted, and calamity is ready at his side. 13It devours patches of his skin; the firstborn of death devours his limbs. 14He is torn from the shelter of his tent and is marched off to the king of terrors.…

Cross References
Genesis 31:15
Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? Not only has he sold us, but he has certainly squandered what was paid for us.

Zechariah 14:12
And this will be the plague with which the LORD strikes all the peoples who have warred against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.


Treasury of Scripture

It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

strength.

Job 17:16
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Jonah 2:6
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

the firstborn

Genesis 49:3
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Isaiah 14:30
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

Revelation 6:8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.









(13) The strength of his skin.--This verse should probably be rendered, "It shall devour the members of his body, even the firstborn of death shall devour his members;" and by the "firstborn of death" is probably to be understood some wasting disease such as Job's, the phrase being so used as a euphemism.

Verse 13. - It shall devour the strength of his skin; literally, the bars of his skin by which some understand "the muscles," some "the members," of his body. The general meaning is plain, that destruction shall always be close to him, and shall ultimately make him its own. Even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength. By "the firstborn of death" is probably intended, either some wasting disease generally, or perhaps the special disease from which Job is suffering.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It devours
יֹ֭אכַל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

patches
בַּדֵּ֣י (bad·dê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

of his skin;
עוֹר֑וֹ (‘ō·w·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5785: Skin, hide, leather

the firstborn
בְּכ֣וֹר (bə·ḵō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

of death
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

devours
יֹאכַ֥ל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

his limbs.
בַּ֝דָּ֗יו (bad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of


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