|New International Version (© 2011)|
It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.
King James Bible
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.
American Standard Version
The members of his body shall be devoured, Yea , the first-born of death shall devour his members.
Young's Literal Translation
It consumeth the parts of his skin, Consume his parts doth death's first-born.
Job 18:13 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It shall devour the strength of his skin - This may refer to the elephant, or to the rhinoceros, whose skin scarcely any dart can pierce: but in the case referred to above, the animal is taken in a pitfall, and then the first-born of death - a sudden and overwhelming stroke - deprives him of life. See the account of hunting the elephant in the East at the end of the chapter, Job 18:21 (note). The Chaldee has: "The strength of his skin shall devour his flesh; and the angel of death shall consume his children."
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strength. Heb. bars
Job 17:16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever...
Genesis 49:3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Isaiah 14:30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine...
Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him...
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Genesis 31:15 Does he not regard us as foreigners? Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.
Zechariah 14:12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.