Job 17:14
Good News Translation
I will call the grave my father, and the worms that eat me I will call my mother and my sisters.

Contemporary English Version
Then I could greet the grave as my father and say to the worms, "Hello, mother and sisters!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.

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I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.

said.

Job 21:32,33 He shall be brought to the graves, and shall watch in the heap of the dead. . . .

Psalm 16:10 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.

Psalm 49:9 And shall still live unto the end.

Acts 2:27-31 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell: nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. . . .

Acts 13:34-37 And to shew that he raised him up from the dead, not to return now any more to corruption, he said thus: I will give you the holy things of David, faithful. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:42,53,54 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption: it shall rise in incorruption. . . .

to the worm

Job 19:26 And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God.

Job 24:20 Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

Isaiah 14:11 Thy pride is brought down to hell, thy carcass is fallen down: under thee shall the moth be strewed, and worms shall be thy covering.

Context
Job Prepares for Death
13If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness. 14I have said to rottenness: Thou art my father; to worms, my mother and my sister.15Where is now then my expectation, and who considereth my patience?…
Cross References
Job 7:5
My flesh is clothed with rottenness and the filth of dust; my skin is withered and drawn together.

Job 13:28
Who am to be consumed as rottenness, and as a garment that is motheaten.

Job 21:26
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.

Job 25:6
How much more is man than rottenness and the son of man than a worm?

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

Additional Translations
and say to corruption, ‘You are my father,’ and to the worm, ‘My mother,’ or ‘My sister,’I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.

If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; To the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;

I have called upon death to be my father, and corruption to be my mother and sister.

I cry to the grave, Thou art my father! to the worm, My mother, and my sister!

If I have said to corruption, Thou art my father; to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister;

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

If I have said to corruption, 'You are my father;' to the worm, 'My mother,' and 'my sister;'

To corruption I have called: -- 'Thou art my father.' 'My mother' and 'my sister' -- to the worm.
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