Job 25:6
New International Version
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot— a human being, who is only a worm!”

New Living Translation
In comparison, people are maggots; we mortals are mere worms.”

English Standard Version
how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!”

Berean Study Bible
how much less man, who is but a maggot, and the son of man, who is but a worm!”

King James Bible
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

New King James Version
How much less man, who is a maggot, And a son of man, who is a worm?”

New American Standard Bible
How much less man, that maggot, And a son of man, that worm!”

NASB 1995
How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!”

NASB 1977
How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!”

Amplified Bible
How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!”

Christian Standard Bible
how much less a human, who is a maggot, a son of man, who is a worm!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!

American Standard Version
How much less man, that is a worm! And the son of man, that is a worm!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But truly man is a worm and a son of man is a maggot”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But alas! man is corruption, and the son of man a worm.

Contemporary English Version
So how can we humans, when we are merely worms?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much less man that is rottenness and the son of man who is a worm?

English Revised Version
How much less man, that is a worm! and the son of man, which is a worm!

Good News Translation
Then what about a human being, that worm, that insect? What is a human life worth in God's eyes?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How much less pure is a mortal-who is only a maggot- a descendant of Adam-who is only a worm!"

International Standard Version
How much less is man, who is only a maggot, or a man's children, who are only worms!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much less man, that is a worm! And the son of man, that is a maggot!

Literal Standard Version
How much less man—a grub, And the son of man—a worm!”

NET Bible
how much less a mortal man, who is but a maggot--a son of man, who is only a worm!"

New Heart English Bible
How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm."

World English Bible
How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!"

Young's Literal Translation
How much less man -- a grub, And the son of man -- a worm!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous
5If even the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in His sight, 6how much less man, who is but a maggot, and the son of man, who is but a worm!”

Cross References
Job 7:17
What is man that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart upon him,

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

Job 26:1
Then Job answered:

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.

Isaiah 41:14
Do not fear, O worm of Jacob, O few men of Israel. I will help you," declares the LORD. "Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

How much less, etc.

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?

Genesis 18:27
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.









(6) How much less man . . .--Comp. Psalm 8:4; Psalm 22:6; Isaiah 41:14, &c.

Verse 6. - How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm? (comp. Psalm 22:6). How much less can man be pure in God's sight? An undoubted truth, or rather, perhaps, a truism, but not to the point, for Job has never really maintained that he is without sin (see ch. 7:20, 21; 9:2, 20, etc.). He has only maintained that his sins have not been of such a character as to account for his sufferings.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
how much less
אַ֭ף (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

man,
אֱנ֣וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

who is but a maggot,
רִמָּ֑ה (rim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7415: A maggot

and the son
וּבֶן־ (ū·ḇen-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of man,
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

who is but a worm!”
תּוֹלֵעָֽה׃ (tō·w·lê·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8438: The crimson-grub, of the color, from it, cloths dyed therewith


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