New International Version
how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed more readily than a moth!
King James Bible
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
Darby Bible Translation
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed as the moth!
World English Bible
How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!
Young's Literal Translation
Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How much less - Rather, with the Vulgate, How much more? If angels may be unstable, how can man arrogate stability to himself who dwells in an earthly tabernacle, and who must shortly return to dust? Crushed before the moth? The slightest accident oftentimes destroys. "A fly, a grape-stone, or a hair can kill." Great men have fallen by all these. This is the general idea in the text, and it is useless to sift for meanings.
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But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?
They were carried off before their time, their foundations washed away by a flood.
I am the same as you in God's sight; I too am a piece of clay.
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