Job 17:14
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King James Version
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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King James Translators' Notes

said: Heb. cried, or, called

Geneva Study Bible

I have said to corruption, Thou art my {o} father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

(o) I have no more hope in father, mother, sister, or any worldly thing: for the dust and worms will be to me instead of them.Job 17:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether Christ Went Down into the Hell of the Lost?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ went down into the hell of the lost, because it is said by the mouth of Divine Wisdom (Ecclus. 24:45): "I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth." But the hell of the lost is computed among the lower parts of the earth according to Ps. 62:10: "They shall go into the lower parts of the earth." Therefore Christ who is the Wisdom of God, went down even into the hell of the lost. Objection 2: Further, Peter says (Acts 2:24) that "God hath raised up Christ,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

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

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 7:5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

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

Job 21:26
They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

Job 25:6
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Job 30:30
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

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