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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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said. Heb. cried, or, called. corruption
to the worm
Library9Th 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.
My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering.
"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.
Side by side they lie in the dust, and worms cover them both.
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot-- a human being, who is only a worm!"
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.
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