Job 4:19
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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!

New Living Translation
how much less will he trust people made of clay! They are made of dust, crushed as easily as a moth.

English Standard Version
how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

New American Standard Bible
'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the 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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much more those who dwell in clay houses, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth!

International Standard Version
how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

NET Bible
how much more to those who live in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like a moth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How much more will he accuse those who live in clay houses that have their foundation in the dust. Those houses can be crushed quicker than a moth!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

New American Standard 1977
‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay,
            Whose foundation is in the dust,
            Who are crushed before the moth!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

King James 2000 Bible
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

American King James Version
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

American Standard Version
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with 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!

English Revised Version
How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth!

Webster's Bible Translation
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before 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.)
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:12-21 Eliphaz relates a vision. When we are communing with our own hearts, and are still, Ps 4:4, then is a time for the Holy Spirit to commune with us. This vision put him into very great fear. Ever since man sinned, it has been terrible to him to receive communications from Heaven, conscious that he can expect no good tidings thence. Sinful man! shall he pretend to be more just, more pure, than God, who being his Maker, is his Lord and Owner? How dreadful, then, the pride and presumption of man! How great the patience of God! Look upon man in his life. The very foundation of that cottage of clay in which man dwells, is in the dust, and it will sink with its own weight. We stand but upon the dust. Some have a higher heap of dust to stand upon than others but still it is the earth that stays us up, and will shortly swallow us up. Man is soon crushed; or if some lingering distemper, which consumes like a moth, be sent to destroy him, he cannot resist it. Shall such a creature pretend to blame the appointments of God? Look upon man in his death. Life is short, and in a little time men are cut off. Beauty, strength, learning, not only cannot secure them from death, but these things die with them; nor shall their pomp, their wealth, or power, continue after them. Shall a weak, sinful, dying creature, pretend to be more just than God, and more pure than his Maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him wonder that he is out of hell. Can a man be cleansed without his Maker? Will God justify sinful mortals, and clear them from guilt? or will he do so without their having an interest in the righteousness and gracious help of their promised Redeemer, when angels, once ministering spirits before his throne, receive the just recompence of their sins? Notwithstanding the seeming impunity of men for a short time, though living without God in the world, their doom is as certain as that of the fallen angels, and is continually overtaking them. Yet careless sinners note it so little, that they expect not the change, nor are wise to consider their latter end.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper
18'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error. 19How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth! 20'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 5:1
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is dismantled, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

Genesis 2:7
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."

Job 10:9
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?

Job 22:16
Who were snatched away before their time, Whose foundations were washed away by a river?

Job 33:6
"Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.
Treasury of Scripture

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

dwell.

Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will …

Job 13:12 Your remembrances are like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job 33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God's stead: I also am formed …

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed …

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to …

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to …

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

crushed.

Job 13:28 And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.

Job 14:2 He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down: he flees also as a …

Psalm 39:11 When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty …

Psalm 90:5-7 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the …

Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes…

Psalm 146:4 His breath goes forth, he returns to his earth; in that very day …

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower …

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