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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And man, is as a rotten thing that is being consumed, as a garment that is moth eaten.

King James 2000 Bible
And he, like a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth-eaten.

American King James Version
And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
One who, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that the moth eateth.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as 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.
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.







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
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.



13:23-28 Job begs to have his sins discovered to him. A true penitent is willing to know the worst of himself; and we should all desire to know what our transgressions are, that we may confess them, and guard against them for the future. Job complains sorrowfully of God's severe dealings with him. Time does not wear out the guilt of sin. When God writes bitter things against us, his design is to make us bring forgotten sins to mind, and so to bring us to repent of them, as to break us off from them. Let young persons beware of indulging in sin. Even in this world they may so possess the sins of their youth, as to have months of sorrow for moments of pleasure. Their wisdom is to remember their Creator in their early days, that they may have assured hope, and sweet peace of conscience, as the solace of their declining years. Job also complains that his present mistakes are strictly noticed. So far from this, God deals not with us according to our deserts. This was the language of Job's melancholy views. If God marks our steps, and narrowly examines our paths, in judgment, both body and soul feel his righteous vengeance. This will be the awful case of unbelievers, yet there is salvation devised, provided, and made known in Christ.
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