Job 18:13
New International Version
It eats away parts of his skin; death's firstborn devours his limbs.

New Living Translation
Disease eats their skin; death devours their limbs.

English Standard Version
It consumes the parts of his skin; the firstborn of death consumes his limbs.

Berean Study Bible
It devours patches of his skin; the firstborn of death devours his limbs.

New American Standard Bible
"His skin is devoured by disease, The firstborn of death devours his limbs.

King James Bible
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

Christian Standard Bible
Parts of his skin are eaten away; death's firstborn consumes his limbs.

Contemporary English Version
then afterwards to be eaten alive by death itself.

Good News Translation
A deadly disease spreads over their bodies and causes their arms and legs to rot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Parts of his skin are eaten away; death's firstborn consumes his limbs.

International Standard Version
Something gnaws on his skin; a deadly disease consumes his limbs.

NET Bible
It eats away parts of his skin; the most terrible death devours his limbs.

New Heart English Bible
The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His skin is eaten away by disease. Death's firstborn son eats away at the limbs of his body.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall devour the members of his body, Yea, the first-born of death shall devour his members.

New American Standard 1977
“His skin is devoured by disease, The first-born of death devours his limbs.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall devour the protection of his skin; the firstborn of death shall devour his members.

King James 2000 Bible
It shall devour patches of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

American King James Version
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

American Standard Version
The members of his body shall be devoured, Yea , the first-born of death shall devour his members.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the soles of his feet be devoured: and death shall consume his beauty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let it devour the beauty of his skin, let the firstborn death consume his arms.

Darby Bible Translation
The firstborn of death devoureth the members of his body; it will devour his members.

English Revised Version
It shall devour the members of his body, yea, the firstborn of death shall devour his members.

Webster's Bible Translation
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the first-born of death shall devour his strength.

World English Bible
The members of his body shall be devoured. The firstborn of death shall devour his members.

Young's Literal Translation
It consumeth the parts of his skin, Consume his parts doth death's first-born.
Study Bible
Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked
12His strength is depleted, and calamity is ready at his side. 13It devours patches of his skin; the firstborn of death devours his limbs. 14He is torn from the shelter of his tent and is marched off to the king of terrors.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:15
Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? Not only has he sold us, but he has certainly squandered the money paid for us.

Zechariah 14:12
And this will be the plague with which the LORD strikes all the peoples who have warred against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

Treasury of Scripture

It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength.

strength.

Job 17:16
They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Jonah 2:6
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

the firstborn

Genesis 49:3
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Isaiah 14:30
And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

Revelation 6:8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.







Lexicon
It devours
יֹ֭אכַל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

patches
בַּדֵּ֣י (bad·dê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

of his skin;
עוֹר֑וֹ (‘ō·w·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5785: Skin, hide, leather

the firstborn
בְּכ֣וֹר (bə·ḵō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1060: Firstborn, chief

of death
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

devours
יֹאכַ֥ל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

his limbs.
בַּ֝דָּ֗יו (bad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of
(13) The strength of his skin.--This verse should probably be rendered, "It shall devour the members of his body, even the firstborn of death shall devour his members;" and by the "firstborn of death" is probably to be understood some wasting disease such as Job's, the phrase being so used as a euphemism.

Verse 13. - It shall devour the strength of his skin; literally, the bars of his skin by which some understand "the muscles," some "the members," of his body. The general meaning is plain, that destruction shall always be close to him, and shall ultimately make him its own. Even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength. By "the firstborn of death" is probably intended, either some wasting disease generally, or perhaps the special disease from which Job is suffering. 18:11-21 Bildad describes the destruction wicked people are kept for, in the other world, and which in some degree, often seizes them in this world. The way of sin is the way of fear, and leads to everlasting confusion, of which the present terrors of an impure conscience are earnests, as in Cain and Judas. Miserable indeed is a wicked man's death, how secure soever his life was. See him dying; all that he trusts to for his support shall be taken from him. How happy are the saints, and how indebted to the lord Jesus, by whom death is so far done away and changed, that this king of terrors is become a friend and a servant! See the wicked man's family sunk and cut off. His children shall perish, either with him or after him. Those who consult the true honour of their family, and its welfare, will be afraid of withering all by sin. The judgments of God follow the wicked man after death in this world, as a proof of the misery his soul is in after death, and as an earnest of that everlasting shame and contempt to which he shall rise in the great day. The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot, Pr 10:7. It would be well if this report of wicked men would cause any to flee from the wrath to come, from which their power, policy, and riches cannot deliver them. But Jesus ever liveth to deliver all who trust in him. Bear up then, suffering believers. Ye shall for a little time have sorrow, but your Beloved, your Saviour, will see you again; your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh away.
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