Job 17:14
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New International Version
if I say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother' or 'My sister,'

King James Bible
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Darby Bible Translation
I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

World English Bible
If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

Young's Literal Translation
To corruption I have called: -- 'Thou art my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister' -- to the worm.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have said to corruption - I came from a corrupted stock, and I must go to corruption again. The Hebrew might be thus rendered: To the ditch I have called, Thou art my father. To the worm, Thou art my mother and my sister. I am in the nearest state of affinity to dissolution and corruption: I may well call them my nearest relations, as I shall soon be blended with them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

said. Heb. cried, or, called. corruption

Job 21:32,33 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb...

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 49:9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

Acts 2:27-31 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption...

Acts 13:34-37 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise...

1 Corinthians 15:42,53,54 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption...

to the worm

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 24:20 The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered...

Isaiah 14:11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.

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9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
O eternal God and heavenly Father, if I were not taught and assured by the promises of thy gospel, and the examples of Peter, Mary Magdalene, the publican, the prodigal child, and many other penitent sinners, that thou art so full of compassion, and so ready to forgive the greatest sinners, who are heaviest laden with sin, at what time soever they return unto thee with penitent hearts, lamenting their sins, and imploring thy grace, I should despair for mine own sins, and be utterly discouraged from
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Job 7:5
My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.

Job 13:28
"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.

Job 21:26
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.

Job 25:6
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot-- a human being, who is only a worm!"

Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.

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