Job 13:28
New International Version
"So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.

New Living Translation
I waste away like rotting wood, like a moth-eaten coat.

English Standard Version
Man wastes away like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Berean Study Bible
So man wastes away like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.

King James Bible
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.

New King James Version
Man decays like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

New American Standard Bible
While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

NASB 1995
While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

NASB 1977
While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Amplified Bible
While I waste away like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Christian Standard Bible
A person wears out like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Man wears out like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.

American Standard Version
Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am as that which waxes old like a bottle, or like a moth-eaten garment.

Contemporary English Version
I am rotting away like cloth eaten by worms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who am to be consumed as rottenness, and as a garment that is moth-eaten.

English Revised Version
Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Good News Translation
As a result, I crumble like rotten wood, like a moth-eaten coat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am like worn-out wineskins, like moth-eaten clothes.

International Standard Version
So I'm a man who wears out like something rotten, like a garment that has become moth-eaten."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Though I am like a wine-skin that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Literal Standard Version
And he, as a rotten thing, wears away, "" A moth has consumed him as a garment.”

NET Bible
So I waste away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths.

New Heart English Bible
though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

World English Bible
though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Young's Literal Translation
And he, as a rotten thing, weareth away, As a garment hath a moth consumed him.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Job Reproves His Friends
27You put my feet in the stocks and stand watch over all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet. 28So man wastes away like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.

Cross References
James 5:2
Your riches have rotted and moths have eaten your clothes.

Job 2:7
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.

Job 17:14
and say to corruption, 'You are my father,' and to the worm, 'My mother,' or 'My sister,'

Psalm 39:11
You discipline and correct a man for his iniquity, consuming like a moth what he holds dear; surely each man is but a vapor. Selah

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.


Treasury of Scripture

And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.

And he

Job 30:17-19,29,30
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest…

Numbers 12:12
Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.

as a garment

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?

Psalm 39:11
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.

Hosea 5:12
Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.









Verse 28. - And he. The change of person is very strange, but not unknown to the Hebrew idiom. It is impossible that any one but Job himself can be meant. As a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that is moth-eaten. An allusion to the character of the disease from which he is suffering.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
So man
וְ֭הוּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

wastes away
יִבְלֶ֑ה (yiḇ·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1086: To fail, to wear out, decay

like something rotten,
כְּרָקָ֣ב (kə·rā·qāḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7538: Rottenness, decay

like a moth-eaten
אֲכָ֣לוֹ (’ă·ḵā·lōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

garment.
כְּ֝בֶ֗גֶד (kə·ḇe·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage


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