Isaiah 51:8
New International Version
For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.”

New Living Translation
For the moth will devour them as it devours clothing. The worm will eat at them as it eats wool. But my righteousness will last forever. My salvation will continue from generation to generation.”

English Standard Version
For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation to all generations.”

Berean Study Bible
For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, My salvation through all generations.”

King James Bible
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

New King James Version
For the moth will eat them up like a garment, And the worm will eat them like wool; But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation from generation to generation.”

New American Standard Bible
“For the moth will eat them like a garment; Yes, the moth will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations.”

NASB 1995
“For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations.”

NASB 1977
“For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool. But My righteousness shall be forever, And My salvation to all generations.”

Amplified Bible
“For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness and justice [faithfully promised] will exist forever, And My salvation to all generations.”

Christian Standard Bible
For moths will devour them like a garment, and worms will eat them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, and my salvation for all generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, and My salvation for all generations.

American Standard Version
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation unto all generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because like wool and like clothing a moth will eat them, and my righteousness will be to eternity, and my salvation to a generation of generations!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For as a garment will be devoured by time, and as wool will be devoured by a moth, so shall they be consumed; but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation for all generations.

Contemporary English Version
They will be eaten away like a moth-eaten coat. But my victory will last; my saving power will never end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the worm shall eat them up as a garment: and the moth shall consume them as wool: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my justice from generation to generation,

English Revised Version
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation unto all generations.

Good News Translation
they will vanish like moth-eaten clothing! But the deliverance I bring will last forever; my victory will endure for all time."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moths will eat them like clothing. Worms will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, and my salvation will last throughout every generation.

International Standard Version
For moths will eat them up just like a garment, and worms will devour them like wool; but my deliverance will last forever, and my salvation to all generations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, And the worm shall eat them like wool; But My favour shall be for ever, And My salvation unto all generations.

Literal Standard Version
For a moth eats them as a garment, And a worm eats them as wool, And My righteousness is for all time, And My salvation from generation to generation.”

NET Bible
For a moth will eat away at them like clothes; a clothes moth will devour them like wool. But the vindication I provide will be permanent; the deliverance I give will last."

New Heart English Bible
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation to all generations."

World English Bible
For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation to all generations."

Young's Literal Translation
For as a garment eat them doth a moth, And as wool eat them doth a worm, And My righteousness is to the age, And My salvation to all generations.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Salvation for Zion
7Listen to Me, you who know what is right, you people with My law in your hearts: Do not fear the scorn of men; do not be broken by their insults. 8For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, My salvation through all generations.” 9Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of old. Was it not You who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced through the dragon?…

Cross References
Isaiah 14:11
Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the music of your harps. Maggots are your bed and worms your blanket.

Isaiah 50:9
Surely the Lord GOD helps Me. Who is there to condemn Me? See, they will all wear out like a garment; the moths will devour them.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth below; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its people will die like gnats. But My salvation will last forever, and My righteousness will never fail.

Isaiah 66:24
"As they go forth, they will see the corpses of the men who have rebelled against Me; for their worm will never die, their fire will never be quenched, and they will be a horror to all mankind."

Daniel 9:24
Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city to stop their transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Hosea 5:12
So I am like a moth to Ephraim, and like decay to the house of Judah.


Treasury of Scripture

For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

the moth

Isaiah 50:9
Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

Isaiah 66:24
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Job 4:19
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

my righteousness

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Isaiah 45:17
But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

Isaiah 46:13
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.









(8) The moth . . . the worm.--The two words in Hebrew have the force of an emphatic assonance--ash and s?sh.

Verse 8. - The moth shall eat them (comp. Isaiah 50:9). If men themselves never wholly pass away (see the comment on ver. 6), yet it is otherwise with their judgments. These perish absolutely, disappear, and are utterly forgotten.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the moth
עָ֔שׁ (‘āš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6211: A moth

will devour them
יֹאכְלֵ֣ם (yō·ḵə·lêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

like a garment,
כַבֶּ֙גֶד֙ (ḵab·be·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

and the worm
סָ֑ס (sās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5580: A moth

will eat
יֹאכְלֵ֣ם (yō·ḵə·lêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

them like wool.
וְכַצֶּ֖מֶר (wə·ḵaṣ·ṣe·mer)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6785: Wool

But My righteousness
וְצִדְקָתִי֙ (wə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

will last forever,
תִּֽהְיֶ֔ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

My salvation
וִישׁוּעָתִ֖י (wî·šū·‘ā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity

through all generations.
לְד֥וֹר (lə·ḏō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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