Psalm 39:11 {38:12}
Good News Translation
You punish our sins by your rebukes, and like a moth you destroy what we love. Indeed we are no more than a puff of wind!

Contemporary English Version
You punish us severely because of our sins. Like a moth, you destroy what we treasure most. We are as frail as a breath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

New American Bible
You chastise man with rebukes for sin; like a moth you consume his treasures. Every man is but a breath. Selah

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Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.

When

Psalm 38:1-8 A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath. [2] Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath. . . .

Psalm 90:7-10 For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation. . . .

1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:30-32 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many sleep. . . .

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chastiseth: and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.

his beauty [heb.

Psalm 102:10,11 Because of thy anger and indignation: for having lifted me up thou hast thrown me down. . . .

Job 4:19 How much more shall they that dwell in houses of clay, who have an earthly foundation, be consumed as with the moth?

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

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

Isaiah 50:9 Behold the Lord God is my helper: who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, they shall all be destroyed as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Hosea 5:12 And I will be like a moth to Ephraim: and like rottenness to the house of Juda.

surely

Psalm 39:5 Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Context
I Will Watch My Ways
10Remove thy scourges from me. The strength of thy hand hath made me faint in rebukes: 11Thou hast corrected man for iniquity. And thou hast made his soul to waste away like a spider: surely in vain is any man disquieted.12Hear my prayer, O Lord, and my supplication: give ear to my tears. Be no silent: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were.…
Cross References
2 Peter 2:16
But had a check of his madness, the dumb beast used to the yoke, which, speaking with man's voice, forbade the folly of the prophet.

Job 11:12
A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

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

Psalm 31:10
For my life is wasted with grief: and my years in sighs. My strength is weakened through poverty and my bones are disturbed.

Psalm 39:5
Behold thou hast made my days measurable. and my substance is as nothing before thee. And indeed all things are vanity: every man living.

Psalm 80:16
Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Psalm 90:7
For in thy wrath we have fainted away: and are troubled in thy indignation.

Psalm 144:4
Man is like to vanity: his days pass away like a shadow.

Isaiah 50:9
Behold the Lord God is my helper: who is he that shall condemn me? Lo, they shall all be destroyed as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Ezekiel 5:15
And thou shalt be a reproach, and a scoff, an example, and an astonishment amongst the nations that are round about thee, when I shall have executed judgments in thee in anger, and in indignation, and in wrathful rebukes.

Hosea 5:12
And I will be like a moth to Ephraim: and like rottenness to the house of Juda.

Additional Translations
You discipline and correct a man for his iniquity, consuming like a moth what he holds dear; surely each man is but a vapor. SelahWhen you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah

Thou chastenest man with rebukes for iniquity, and thou makest his life to consume away like a spider's web; nay, every man is disquieted in vain. Pause.

When thou with rebukes dost correct a man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely, every man is vanity. Selah.

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.
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